March 9, 2020

1st XV rugby – National Schools Vase semi-final

The 1st XV rugby team produced a titanic effort against Langley School in Norfolk this week to clinch a place in the Twickenham final which will take place on Thursday 19th March.

The game proved to be as physically and mentally demanding as any game these boys have played and they managed the pressure superbly to edge a 7-0 win. In front of a crowd of around 300, both sides enjoyed periods of sustained pressure with both defences producing moments of unbelievable resilience and courage.

Langley School looked set to take the lead in the first half when their winger intercepted and raced away, only to be chased down from 50 metres by Fergus S and Sam T who bundled him into touch.

The NSB forwards battered away at the Langley line for a large part of the second half and, from one of these situations, the ball was moved wide for Jake S to provide the scoring pass for Lewis R to race over. Joshua L added the conversion. NSB defended relentlessly and, following a Langley turnover on the last play, Cole C made a superb tackle which forced a knock on. The referee blew the final whistle to send the players and travelling support into raptures. A real magic NSB moment!

Details for the final, including arrangements for supporters, will be shared shortly.