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Rugby Report 5th June 2017
Commonwealth Youth Games:
Congratulations to Maisie Mackenzie our Girls Rugby captain on her selection for the Wales Women's Rugby Sevens at the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Maisie was selected for the squad following her strong performances for the school at the Rosslyn Park 7's, and for her appearances for the Scarlets and West Wales teams. As a school we are very proud of her achievement and this accolade should inspire many more girls to play and flourish in rugby at Ysgol Bro Dinefwr. Well done Maisie!
Congratulations to Owen Hall, Alun Richards and Tomas Pritchard on their selection for the Scarlets U16's squad for next season. Good luck to the 3 pupils during the summer.
Well done to all 50 girls from year 7 to 10 that represented the school at Parc y Scarlets before half term. All girls were a credit to the school with their impressive skills and behaviour. Girls rugby is growing from strength to strength and we can look forward to a number of competitive matches with local schools and at the Urdd 7s before the summer holidays.
The year 9 team played in two sevens tournaments last term, playing at the
the annual Bishopston 7's and Urdd 7's in Pencoed. The team played Dwr y Felin, Llanhari, Bishopston and Bishop Vaughan in the Bishopston 7s. The team lost to Llanhari and Dwr y Felin not due to a lack of effort but simply due to the opposition's size and speed. However they beat Bishop Vaughan by 47 points to 0 with Jonathan Davies shinning with 4 tries and 5 conversions giving him a personal tally of 30 points for the match. The other scorers were Morgan King with a brace of tries, Nick Williams, and Jac Beynon adding a conversion. The team defeated Llanhari by 10 points to 5 with Jac Doel getting a brace of tries.
This tournament was a good warm up for the national Urdd 7s and again the team performed to the best of their abilities with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses in the pool stages. They drew 7-7 with Llangynnwyd, lost to Welsh Champions Glantaf by 5 points to 17, beat Bassaleg 27-19 and lost to Lewis Pengam in the final match of the day by 14 points to 20. Again Jonathan Davies shone with 4 tries in this tournament as well as Jac Doel, Tomas Pritchard and Owen Phillips, but the man of the tournament was Cameron Simpson from year 8 for his hunger and ferocious attitude.
The year 7's played in their first sevens tournament for the school in the Urdd 7's at Pencoed. The team played 4 matches with 1 win and 3 losses. They were taught a 7's lesson by Whitchurch in their opening match with the opposition punishing every error but the team improved as the day went on with a narrow 10 points to 17 loss to Bryntirion, good 24 points to 12 win against Islwyn and another narrow 5 points to 12 loss to St Cennydd. The team scored 6 tries during the day with Josh Morse and Owain Powell scoring 2 each, and Gabriel Mackenzie and Thomas Raybould with one try apiece. Gabriel Mackenzie was a key player during the tournament demonstrating a high skill level during the day. No doubt following in his sister's sidesteps.