The Year 7 rugby team produced a dominant performance to overcome local rivals St Julian’s in the quarter final of the Newport School’s Cup. In a display that balanced forward power with subtle offloads in the back line, Newport notched up nine tries to record a 53-14 victory. David Davies, Jacob Donneky, Taylor Pescud, Bradley Howes and Sam Dixon all got their names on the scoreboard with additional conversions added by kickers Louis Hughes and Thomas Rayner. The boys can feel confident as they face the winners of Caldicott and Caerleon in the other quarter final
Solid set piece at Brynteg!
The Year 7 boys travelled to Brynteg School near Bridgend with the Academy team and produced a scintillating performance of free flowing rugby. Tries from Louis Hughes and Jacob Donneky in the first half saw the teams tied at half time 12-12 before a dominant second half produced 29 unanswered points. Josh Martin, Sam Dixon, Bradley Howes all crossed the whitewash and Louis and Jacob added second tries to their first half efforts. Great effort lads!!
Newport High School’s Year 7 Rugby team produced a commanding 57-0 win over Duffryn School this afternoon. Tries came courtesy of Logan Bowkett (2), Louie Hughes (2), Bradley Howes (2), Dylan Harris, Owen Hall and Sam Dixon. All in all a very good display of running rugby! Da iawn boys!
Yr7 in action vs Duffryn
Newport High School’s rugby teams can feel very proud of their efforts this week in their matches with Chepstow School. The Yr 9/10 team played some excellent flowing rugby against a well drilled outfit. Josh Blanks, Jordan Simmons and Carlton Powell all crossed the whitewash in an entertaining and free flowing encounter which eventually saw Chepstow emerge victorious 17-35.
The Yr 8 team battled into the November evening darkness and managed an enthralling 5-5 draw in their cup fixture. Unfortunately as the game was played at home Chepstow went through to the next round as the away team. A cruel outcome to a fantastic display in which Liam Hall scored Newport’s only try of the game. Many thanks to Mr Stroud for refereeing the game.
Finally the Yr 7 played their first game of the season in tough conditions last night. Despite eventually losing 17-5 they were extremely unlucky. Sam Dixon finished of a great run to score Newport’s only try but noticeable performances were on display across the side. The team should be encouraged by their first match together and have the makings of an very good team!
Btec trip day! Catching nets.
13 of Newport High School’s budding cricketers had the chance to visit The Swalec Stadium, Cardiff to watch South Africa vs West Indies in the Champion’s Trophy. The poor conditions meant we had to leave before play started, but despite this the lads had a great day and their impressive dance moves even got them onto Sky Sports!
Mr Staniforth & Mr Hardy
Newport High played host to teams from St Julian’s and Llanwern in a KS3 Atomic Touch tournament. This fast paced, multi-directional version of rugby tests the skills of its players and allows mixed teams to compete together. The NHS teams put on a great show and will be playing a second tournament in July. A big thanks to Jade Sansom (5x60 officer) and The WRU for making the day such an enjoyable one.