Rugby Champions 2013

We're North Devon Rugby Champions again !!!

Last Wednesday we took two teams over to Barnstaple Rugby Club where forty teams took part in this year's North Devon Festival.

In the morning we played group matches to qualify for the knock out competition in the afternoon and it's great that both our A and B Teams were bale to do this.
Unfortunately Our B-Team were knocked out in the second knock out round.
Our A-Team won their first round match (against Baruanton Caen) 3 - 2 after extra time to reach the second round, and when they went 2 - 0 down to Landkey School with a couple of minutes to go it looked like they were going to be knocked out too.
An amazing fight back took them in to extra time again and we managed to scrape another 3 - 2 win.
The quarter and semi finals were a bit more straight forward with a 4 - 1 victory over Newport Academy and a 3 - 1 win against Ashleigh Road School.

This took us to the final.
Ilfracombe were our opponents and once again it was another exciting, and very even, match and at the end of full time the score was 3 - 3.
For the third time we headed in to extra time.
Both teams had chances but both defenses were strong enough to hold out but after what seemed like an hour we broke through on the left wing to score the winning try.

It's fair to say that we were pretty pleased to win 4 - 3 against such a strong Ilfracombe team, and regain the trophy which we last won a couple of years ago.