Girls

The girls had a really great day out at Lloyd Elsmore competing in the SEZ touch rugby competition on Wednesday 4 November. Awesome team spirit and a positive attitude were the keys to their success and we got through Pool A with 2 wins and 1 loss. A tough game in the semi final which we won 2-1 meant a rematch in the final against St Kents, who had previously beaten us in the pool game. A much-improved game from Somerville wasn't quite enough on the day and St Kents took the gold.

I think the girls can be incredibly proud of their efforts on the day and a well-deserved run to the final. Well done girls!


Boys

On Wednesday 4 November, the boys touch rugby team represented Somerville Intermediate at the South Eastern Zone touch tournament. After winning their first two games, nine tries to nil, against Mission Heights and Sir Edmund Hillary School, the boys had to fend off a spirited Elim College team. In the end they won 4-2.

In the semi-finals, Somerville played Howick Intermediate. Despite trying really hard, Howick were too good on the day and won 4-1. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, the boys played Elim for third and fourth. It was a real arm wrestle of a game; it could have gone either way but in the end Somerville triumphed. The boys were delighted to finish in third place overall.

 

Congratulations to Finn Wessels who was selected for the boys tournament team by the Howick College student referees. Also, a special mention to Ben Blundell who scored ten tries on the day.

 

Mr Read would like to lastly acknowledge Keegan O'Reilly and Brooklyn Pardoe’s leadership of the team on the day. As co-captains they led the team from the front, demonstrating fine sportsmanship and encouraging the team through thick and thin. Well done boys!

 

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Mixed

The mixed touch rugby team had a tough start with their first two games. This resulted in them not making the top of the pool competition. However, with renewed confidence in the games to follow, the team showed the form they’re renowned for, displaying both excellent skill and sportsmanship. The team ended up with a respectful 4th place finish.