Exeter College Named Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Girls Rugby Champions

Exeter College news article

Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Exeter College Girls Rugby Academy entered into the Girls Open Schools U18 Rugby 7’s Tournament at Rosslyn Park and were seeded in Pool F along with Stowe School, Llandovery College and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School. The event is the largest schools 7’s tournament in the world and all of the girls were understandably nervous. However, Exeter College managed three wins in the pool stages: 

  • Stowe School: 30 – 0 
  • Llandovery College: 27 – 7 
  • Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School: 31 – 5    

They then progressed to the quarter finals overturning Clifton College 59 – 7 before beating Blundell’s School 22 – 21 in the semi-final. 

The final (which was streamed live on numerous sites) was an exciting affair against Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf who had amassed over 200 points scored at this point, including beating Amman Valley School 29 – 7 (the previous winners for the last three years) and were looking very strong. This meant that the final was set to be a fascinating game. 

"In the final, the Exeter wing showed electric pace for the first try and two further first-half tries gave Exeter a 15-0 lead at the break. Glantaf hit back with a try soon after the restart, but ultimately Exeter were too strong and came through 27 – 7 to be named champions." Rosslyn Park National Schools 7's 

The team were delighted and crowned National Girls Winners. Huge congratulations to all the girls and the coaches. If you are interested in joining the Exeter Chiefs Girls Rugby Academy then please contact us for further information. 

Squad: 

  • Beth Wyatt  
  • Megan Heath 
  • Madeline Robinson 
  • Maysah Craig 
  • Sarah Nathan 
  • Alice Tombolato 
  • Merryn Doidge 
  • Chloe Hetherington 
  • Gabby Gower 
  • Gemma Batts 
  • Phaedra Leveridge 
  • Tegan Bond 

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