12 Oct 2014
Year 10 Rugby team defeat rivals in the Hull League!
The Sirius Academy Year 10 Rugby team produced their best performance of the season to claim victory over rivals St Marys, a team that had defeated us the previous match. The team worked tirelessly in windy conditions, showing great composure to control the ball and force their opponents into errors. The team having won the Carnegie Champion Schools Yorkshire Cup for the past two seasons now look forward to beginning their defence after October half-term.
The match started with Sirius hitting Marys hard around the play the ball area with Kai Thorpe, Brad Elliott, Josh Lomax and Jay Kirkland leading the way. Kieran Sewell was quick from the acting half making good yards forward with Connor Cape-Melbourne also going forward well. With the ball Harry Whittles and Mikey Lewis moved the ball well, linking Josh Atkinson in to make several breaks. Atkinson was first over with Lomax converting from wide out, quickly followed by Ryan Brigham who crossed after good hands for 10-0. Wingers Luke Moss and Brett Dorley as well as Joseph Coates came in looking for work with Declan Jackson proving a tough defender out wide.
The 2nd half saw Jacob Smith come on to carry strong with Jack Arnett again running some excellent lines in the middle. Thorpe was next over, crashing through two would be tackles before Marys crossed to pull one back. Lomax scored an exact replica of the Thorpe try, and also goaled for a 22-6 lead. Credit to Marys who again fought back for 22-12. Jordan Hance came on to make his Academy debut, with Mikey Lewis going over after good hands from Atkinson for a 26-12 lead. Marys had the last say but it was Sirius’ night after an excellent performance.
Special thanks to Martin Smith and Cosi Basile for their support and also a big mention to Harry Brigham (6th Form student) who helped out greatly as part of his work experience.