Oakham hosts rugby sevens tournament

Last Sunday Oakham hosted a highly successful rugby sevens tournament in which twenty of the best rugby-playing schools travelled from all over the UK to take part. 
Our congratulations to all the teams who took part, in particular the winners who were given their awards by ex Tigers player Anthony Allen:?
U18 Cup:             Bedford
U16 Cup:             Stowe
U18 Plate:           The Oratory
                                                          U16 Plate:           Oundle
Oakham's U16 and U18 teams? put in some fantastic performances during the tournament.  The U18 team lost narrowly (19-21) to eventual winners Bedford in the semi-final. The U16s played equally well in their part of the competition, losing to Uppingham, also in the semi-final. “I am really proud of the way our boys played, they showed great competitive and team spirit," says Oakham’s Director of Rugby, Andy Rice. 
"My thanks go to all the people – over sixty of them – who were involved in the smooth running of the tournament," continues Andy.  "They were a real credit to Oakham School.”
This successful sevens tournament adds to the achievements of Oakham’s rugby teams in the 2016–17 season. The 1st XV made it all the way to the semi-finals of the NatWest School Cup in November.

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