A Victory to mark the end of the Sevens Season! Posted - 26/03/2019


The season for the Sevens finished with the Halliford Floodlit Sevens Tournament where we took a squad which was a mixture of youth and experience, thus looking to the future but also giving the Upper Sixth a final run out.

The first opponent was City of London Freemen’s where missed conversions led to a loss. Against Halliford’s B side it was a chance to get points on the board and the 49 – 5 score line put Reed’s back in contention. To make the cup competition, a win was needed against Culford that had narrowly lost to Freemen’s.

After a poor start a good break and try from Harry Gray reduced the deficit and, when Max Newbold went under the posts and added the conversion, the team secured a place in the Cup competition.

The semi-final was against Hampton and for once the boys had a bit more pace than their opposition. Every breakdown was a battle, but when they secured the ball they were able to score. Tries from Tom Hancock, Dan Siddeeq, Harry Gray, Max Newbold and Finn Scott secured the impressive 27 – 17 win.

Having lost to Freemen’s in the group we were keen to make amends against them in the final and this was done in style. Three tries in three minutes from Max Newbold, Gus Baker and Tom Hancock left Freemen’s shell-shocked. When Harry Gray scored with the first play of the second half, the game was pretty much won; as Tom Faulks added the final score to the game Reed’s finished with a 29 - 10 victory.

Whilst it was great to end the season with another cup, the most pleasing thing was that a large group of players could be offered the opportunity to play.

Anthony Talbot, Head of Rugby

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