Year 9 Sirius West Girls – Hull Schools RL Champions

[20 Jan 2016]

Year 9 Girls Sirius West Rugby League team are Hull Schools Champions
Sirius Academy West go through to the Yorkshire Finals as Hull Schools Champions with an impressive display in matches against Archbishop Sentamu and St Marys College, running into double figures for tries in each of the games.
Sirius Academy West 11 Archibishop Sentamu 3
In a fantastic first half performance, Sirius Academy West proved too much for Archbishop Sentamu with some good individual and team tries. First on the scoresheet was winger Sam Tomlinson as the ball was passed down the line well for her to go over in the corner, from then on in the strong running of Cameron Shakespear saw her break through the defence with ease as she went over for a full length try. Captain Danny Waters stepped her way through the broken defensive line to extend the lead before Mia Husband got away from three defenders showing real strength and pace to go over. Danny Waters made it a first half hat-trick with two more tries before the halftime break, making the scoreline 6 – 0. But it was the defence that also stood out in the first half as well as the good attacking play, Beth Dixon, Mia Husband,  Danny Waters and Cameron Shakespear were absolutely solid from the marker position, and the quick line speed of the defence proved very difficult for Archbishop Sentamu  to find a breakthrough.  Lots of changes were made in the second half, including a debut for Holly Dodsworth on the wing. Lauren Sutton started to control things from the acting half back position and the quick play the balls were catching the Archbishop defence out. Sam Tomlinson was first to go over in the second half before Cameron Shakespear made it 8 tries. Archbishop Sentamu continued to work hard and found some space outwide and went over for three tries of their own in a good five minute spell for them. But Sirius West finished in style with three more tries, Danny Waters and Mia Husband showed real agility and pace before Lauren Sutton rounded off the scoring with a full length try after reacting quickly to loose ball.
Sirius Academy 10 St Marys 0
St Marys had managed a victory against Archbishop Sentamu, so it was all to play for in this game. The Sirius Academy West team scored on the first play of the match, when Cameron Shakespear took the ball in well and broke through the line to go score the first try of the match. Sam Tomlinson came in from the wing to go over shortly after. The defence of the Sirius team was real quality as they looked urgent and organised. Cameron Shakespear went the full length of the pitch to score another good individual try. Ellie Hinchcliffe got a well-deserved try to cap off a good display from her in attack and defence. Danny Waters showed real quality to extend the lead even further, and just before the break Ellie Keating forced her way over the tryline to make it 6 – 0. Kiela Allen, Alisha Pearson and Holly Dodsworth got more involved and made some good runs forward with Eve Blackman and Caitlin Barr making some good tackles in defence. It was just a matter of time before Sirius got over again, Cameron Shakespear got her hat-trick before Beth Dixon from Year 8 got her first try of the game. Lauren Sutton fired a long ball out to Sam Tomlinson to go over in the corner. The last try of the game was celebrated by all the team as Maddison Smith found a gap and raced over for her first ever try in rugby league, which she was delighted with.
Special thanks to Miss Williams for her continued support with the girl’s rugby teams.
Please congratulate the squad on their fantastic performance. The Year 9 girls now join the Year 7 and Year 8 girls from Sirius West in the Yorkshire Finals, and they know that on today’s display they stand a good chance of going all the way to Nationals to this year:-
Alisha Pearson
Mia Husband
Daneille Waters
Lauren Sutton
Cameron Shakespear
Holly Dodsworth
Beth Dixon
Ellie Hinchcliffe
Maddison Smith
Sam Tomlinson
Kiela Allen
Caitlin Barr
Eve Blackman
Ellie Keating