After a long journey down to Bryanston the competition started with a hard fought win over Downside School with a last minute, length of the field try from Sam Maggs proving to be the difference and giving Christ College a 12-10 victory.
The boys really upped their game for the next opponents, Wellington School, and put in a good team performance winning 42-5. The whole squad played some lovely Sevens, with James Newey scoring a hatrick.
The good form continued into the next match and a superb defensive display laid the foundations for a 33-0 victory over Queen’s Taunton. The last match in the pool stages was a winner-takes-all affair, with both Christ College and Portsmouth Grammar School unbeaten to this point. Portsmouth started the better and held a 12-7 half time lead. The second half saw Christ College put in a huge defensive display which enabled them to capitalise on their possession, scoring two unanswered tries and running out 19-12 winners. Alex Bush played a captain’s role in this match with a huge performance in defence and attack.
As group winners Christ College went into the Cup semi- final against a very strong Kingswood side who had already won the West of England 7s the week before. Good early pressure and use of possession by Kingswood led to two early scores but Christ College fought back and after a fantastic solo run and score from Alex Bush the half time score was 12-7 to Kingswood.
The second half went much the same as the first with Kingswood using their possession well and scoring early tries. Christ College never gave up and had the final word with a very well worked team try finished by Osian Morgan. The final score was Kingswood 29 Christ College 12. The whole squad performed excellently throughout and showed great improvements in each tournament. Preparation has already begun this week for Rosslyn Park.
After training hard over the summer break with the Welsh Sailing Squad, Emelia Tinch ( Yr 11) has been selected to become part of the Welsh National Laser Squad. With this selection she can now compete at national level. Well done Emelia!Read on
After winning the UK Pony Club Championships in the summer , Oliver and the Monmouthshire Mounted Games team set their sights on the Prince Philip Cup at the Horse of the Year Show, which took place at the Birmingham NEC October 6-10th. The UK Pony…Read on
17 pupils represented Christ College at the Welsh Schools Skiing Champs at Llangrannog Ski Centre. last weekend. The Primary school event had 52 entries, 27 girls and 25 boys. The event comprised of registered and unregistered ski racers, the registered children being club skiers….Read on
Pupils Ben, Bea, Rosie and Floss are making their mark in Wales Hockey. All are involved in Regional Performance Centres, which is the phase of the Wales programme that takes place at this time of the season. Wales squads are selected from the Regional Performance…Read on
Year 9 violinist, Kurumi , had a fantastic opportunity over the weekend after being selected to take part in a Baroque workshop led by renowned violinist, Rachel Podger. Held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff, the event was organised…Read on
James Hayward (Yr 12) competed for Wales in the Hammer category at the SIAB Schools Track and Field Internationals in Derby last week. The Hammer category is one of the most technical and skillful athletic events. Despite hitting the cage, James still managed a new…Read on