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St Mary’s Year 8 Rugby team took part in the RFU Emerging Schools Festival at Kingston Park on Thursday.

The team included a good mixture of both experienced and new players but by the end of the day it was difficult to tell the difference! Playing in 3 fixtures the boys were outstanding from start to finish, running in 16 tries and only conceding 4 on their way to 3 victories from 3. The whole 16 contributed well throughout the day and there were excellent performances in defence and attack, well led by Jacob Nelson as captain.

Player of the Day – Nathan Nkuku – absolutely unstoppable in attack Nathan scored several tries on the day. Despite his inexperience he greatly improved his defence and by the end of the day was helping to organise and encourage his teammates.

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