The Year 9 Sirius Academy West Girls rugby team came 4th in the Hull Schools Cup Tournament with one win, one draw and two defeats in a very tough competition with some outstanding rugby being played by all the schools involved, in particular Sirius Academy North – who came out as tournament winners.
Sirius Academy West 2 Sirius Academy North 6
First up was the Sirius derby, Sirius Academy West lacked enthusiasm in this game, whereas the North girls looked like they wanted it more, running harder and tackling stronger. Georgia Coggin was one of the West players that was causing problems for the North side as she scored two outstanding individual tries. But the defence of the Sirius side was not as good as they showed in training and paid the price with a 6 – 2 defeat.
Sirius Academy West 2 Malet Lambert 3
Sirius upped their game against Malet Lambert and went over for two early tries, once again it was Georgia Coggin who proved too elusive and quick for the Malet side. Poor defence on their own line on two occasions saw the Malet forwards crash over for two tries to equalise. It looked like a draw would be a fair result but Malet had other ideas and crashed over in the corner on the final whistle to steal the win.
Sirius Academy West 4 St Marys 4
Both sides looked up for this one, and it was a game of you score, we score. Alyx Worth had come into her own as the competition progressed and showed good vision to scoot over to opening the scoring. Year 8 Chantelle Dunn had been put in at hooker and did a fine job, with a great solo try. Alyx Worth and Chantelle Dunn went over again to make it two tries each for them, but Malet kept on equalising shortly after a try was scored. 4 – 4 was a fair result in this evenly matched game.
Sirius Academy West 6 Boulevard Academy 1
Sirius decided to play their best rugby in the last game, showing real improvements as the competition progressed with a convincing 6 – 1 victory over Boulevard. Tries from Georgia Coggin (2), Talia Martinez, Paige Collingwood, Emma Waller and Ellie Robertson ensured the win.
At the end of the competition it was great to see ex Sirius Academy West student Kayleigh Waller be asked to present the medals, Kayleigh now plays for England U18s in Rugby Union after starting playing rugby for the Academy in Year 7. A fantastic achievement, and one that should be used as inspiration for other female rugby players at the Academy – hard work pays off!!
Please congratulate the girls on their performance, attitude and behaviour:-
Georgia Coggin, Lucy Sainty, Ellie Robertson, Paige Collingwood, Alyx Worth, Bethany Robinson-Key, Rachel Robinson, Demi Robson, Charlie Gibson, Emma Waller, Gracie Elletson, Talia Martinez, Chantelle Dunn, Chimene Kalubi.