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Youngsters Enjoy First Taste Of Rugby Competition

Youngsters Enjoy First Taste Of Rugby Competition

The Five Islands School tag rugby team gained some valuable experience in their first tournament in Redruth yesterday. The squad of eight boys and two girls from Years 5 and 6 played four matches, drawing one and losing three. But coach Wayne Davey says that, while they lost against Newquay, one of the best youth […]

Islands’ Tag Rugby Squad Head Off For First Tournament

Islands’ Tag Rugby Squad Head Off For First Tournament

It’s a big day for the Five Islands School’s tag rugby team, as they head off to Cornwall for their first tournament. And it’s even more impressive because the squad of ten boys and girls from Years 5 and 6 only started playing rugby last September. The sessions were started by Adam May, and local […]

School Wins First Rugby Matches

School Wins First Rugby Matches

  Young rugby players from the Five Islands School have played, and won, their first matches against visiting sides since coaching started last September. Adam May and Wayne Davey have been training around thirty young players, both boys and girls, who turn up at their regular Tuesday evening sessions. Most of the children are in […]

Rugby Player Flown To Hospital

Rugby Player Flown To Hospital

The Cornwall Air ambulance landed on the Garrison yesterday lunchtime to take a man, injured in the traditional Bank Holiday rugby match, to hospital on the mainland. The scrum half, who used to live in Scilly and was playing for the local side in the Islanders versus the Rest-of-the-World match, sustained a painful but not […]

RFU Want To Maintain Island Links

RFU Want To Maintain Island Links

Twenty youngsters from St Mary’s have spent the weekend learning the rules of rugby then putting those new skills into practice with a family touch rugby tournament. It’s the 10th year that Mike Bratt, the development officer for the RFU in Cornwall, has been over for the weekend session on Porthcressa. Mike says his annual […]

Gig Weekend Rugby Match Won By Visitors

Gig Weekend Rugby Match Won By Visitors

The traditional rugby match between the Isles of Scilly and the visiting World Pilot Gig Championships team took place on the Garrison yesterday morning, although turnout was low. The match was held with only 13 players on each side and Rob Hughes says most of the Isles of Scilly team was made up of youngsters. […]

Youngsters Attend Touch Rugby Training At Porthcressa

Youngsters Attend Touch Rugby Training At Porthcressa

Around 50 under 16s spent part of the weekend learning rugby skills. Mike Bratt who is the development officer for the RFU in Cornwall joined local coaches, Rob Hughes and Ben Kirk, to help Islands’ kids learn how to play the game better. Touch or tag rugby avoids the contact that is part of the […]

Gig Weekend Rugby Islanders 12-34 RoW

Gig Weekend Rugby Islanders 12-34 RoW

Scilly was in the lead in the annual Islanders versus the Rest of the Word rugby match yesterday until half time. The first half ended with the Scilly team ahead by 12-0 . But, the match, described by Ben Kirk as a good game, ended 12-34 in the vicitors favour. Around 100 people watched the game […]

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