14 Mar 2018
Dulwich 7's Update

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The 2018 Rugby 7’s season has been hit hard with the recent poor weather, with the after affects continuing to affect tournament play. We have however entered more tournaments than ever before, allowing the boys the best opportunity to continue to develop their skills and enjoy the shorter format of the game.

The U12’s look forward to the Surrey 7’s this coming Friday (16th March), and then the Reigate 7’s on Sunday 18th. Mr Davies is excited to be exposing the boys to the shortened version of the game for the very first time.

The U13’s have learnt a huge amount in their two tournaments to date; Surrey at a wet Trinity School, and Berkhamsted 7’s. Leo Coiro and has been a stand out player so far, ably supported by Joe Fetherston, Tom Speed and Max Williams. Both tournaments have allowed a large number of boys to participate and the improvement of both squads has been superb. We look forward to the Rosslyn Park tournament where Mr Walsh hopes the boys continue to enjoy their involvement in the game and carry their momentum forward.

The U14’s Surrey tournament succumbed to the weather, and they have since enjoyed the QE Barnet 7’s, where in tough conditions results did not go their way. Again a good learning experience for the U14’s, which can be taken forward into the Reigate tournament this weekend and then onto Rosslyn Park.

Under Mr Thomas’ guidance, the U15’s have played at both the Warwick and John Fisher Founders Day 7’s tournaments. Tough lessons against some excellent opposition at Warwick no doubt set them up for winning the Plate competition at John Fisher. They can now look forward to a very busy week ahead with the Surrey and John Pieroni 7’s in the culmination to their season.

Mr Allen’s U16 squad have performed very well so far, reaching the semi-final of the Warwick 7’s and the quarter-final of the QE Barnet 7’s and despite excellent performances, falling to Wellington College in both games. After a cancelled Surrey tournament they now look forward to the All England 7’s this coming Thursday and then onto Rosslyn Park the following week.

The 1ST VII, have been to Seaford, the South Coast 7’s, Christs Hospital and the Surrey so far this term and can look forward to Rosslyn Park next Thursday. A changing squad has led to a mixed bag of results; Shield Winners at Seaford, Cup semi-finalists at South Coast 7’s and the Christs Hospital tournament and a disappointing exit in the Surrey competition. We head to Rosslyn park full of optimism and looking forward to the boys enjoying their last opportunity to represent Dulwich rugby this year.