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Trying a New Sport at CBA

At the end of the first term the Year 11 rugby players took the staff on at a game of touch rugby.

The staff dominated during the first half after which the boys learnt from their mistakes and came back to play the better rugby in the second half. Everyone involved had a great time and a second game is scheduled to be played at the end of the rugby season.

CBA’s first rugby XV played their first ever rugby game on  27th November. Although the Year 11 team lost by 0 – 55, they gave a good account of themselves, considering that they were playing the County Cup runner-ups, Beauchamp. As the game progressed, CBA began learning from their mistakes and at one time, towards the end of the first half, they came near to crossing over the goal line for a try. It was a fantastic display of forward play and they went through five phases only to be penalised on the try line for not releasing the ball when going to ground. This was due to lack of experience.

Their second game was played against Wallaston. Again they played a more experienced team and gave a good account of themselves. Nathan Veasey went over the goal line at the end of the first half to score the first try by CBA.

In the end, the lack of game experience resulted in a 25 – 5 loss. The boys are to be commended on their commitment to CBA rugby.

S&L Rugby Club and CBA have formed a good relationship. S&L have kindly given us access to their facilities such as scrumming machines and S&L have been using our indoor sports hall to do some evening training.

The new rugby jerseys have arrived and will be used at our next game.
The following students played with pride for CBA:

Connor Wilson (Captain), Daniel Cargill, Luke Cotton, Daniel Cseh, Nick Farrant, Gary Grant, Ally Johnston, Nyasha Mafsiga, Robert McMichael, Matthew Osborne, Dominic Owens, Damon Page, Niall Spence, Nathan Veasey, Jack Warrior and Jonathan Smith.

Article by Rob Marriott – teacher/rugby coach