Great credit must go to the boys from Saint John Bosco College in Year 7 and 8 for winning the school’s first rugby competition on Thursday 8th March at the RFU’s Emerging Schools Competition held at Old Reigatians RFC Surrey. Most of our boys began their rugby careers only 6 months ago! On their path to the final SJBC had to overcome tough opposition in Reigate School, Christ Church School and St Andrew’s, however a combination of the boys’ outstanding physical power and developing skill set enabled them to overcome these challenges.
In the final against St Andrew’s the boys demonstrated a huge amount of discipline and character while at one score up and a couples of minutes to go they were able to keep St Andrew’s at bay. Phase after phase as they attacked our line before collectively the pack were able to drive a rolling maul backwards and Nathan Owusu was able to rip the ball out of the grasp of an opponent. Nathan was then able to release Number 8 John Okafor who was able to smash through a couple of St Andrew’s tackles and then offload to outside centre Shamar Biggs to score a breakaway try under the posts, which Jordan Alonge duly converted and victory was there for the boys from SJBC.
Great credit also goes to Mr Henry, our Director of Rugby, for his superb work with our team.
SJBC Squad Alonge, Jordan, Bayne-Browne, Omar, Brafman, Rory, Okafor, John, Almeida, Jaoa, Rzepka, Sebastian, Tucker, Danay, Ndjoli, Glenn, Ochugboju, Che Owusu, Nathan Nkuadio, Kevin Shamar Biggs Bailey Marshall Sean Mbala Gee Schodeler Meli Istrefri