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Last Friday HMS took part in the Newcastle School for Boys U11 7-a-side tournament. HMS were the only State school participating on the day out of eight teams.

The competition is organised in two round robin leagues followed by a play off game against the corresponding team from the other league. HMS played three games in the initial league winning all three games convincingly. This automatically put HMS into the final against Durham Choristers School. In a tight game, where both teams had chances to win the game, HMS lost 3 tries to two. Both Mr Gaines and Derek who has been in coaching the boys were very proud of both attitude and the effort that all boys showed. A number of these boys were involved in their first games of rugby and performed brilliantly. Thank you also to all the parents who came along to spectate.