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!