Sirius Academy North Year 8 Boys – Hull Schools 9 a-side RL Champions

[04 Jul 2018]

Last night the Year 8 Sirius Academy North Boys Rugby team played in a 9-a-side rugby tournament, organised by Hull FC and Hull KR and managed to come out worthy winners in a very tough competition. The boys deserve extra credit as they finished as champions without having any subs on a very warm night!

They were put in a league with St Marys and Hessle, where they needed to come top of that league in order for them to progress to the semi finals.

St Marys 2 Sirius North 3
Sirius Academy North set their stalls out in game one, as they defeated a good St Marys side with some outstanding rugby on show, tries came from the impressive Tommy Uscroft at acting half back (2) and Louie Gibson.

Hessle 0 Sirius North 4
Some excellent defensive work stopped Hessle from getting on the scoresheet with every player putting their body on the line to ensure they kept a clean sheet. The attack play from Sirius was nothing short of superb as Louise Gibson (2), Delan Opie and Callum Azab got over the tryline with some well worked team tries.

St Marys 3 Sirius North 3
In a very evenly matched game, it finished in a draw. Sirius got the upper hand in the early exchanges with Tommy Uscroft and Louie Gibson going over for early scores, but St Marys responded well. Louie Gibson scored a superb solo try to extend the lead but St Marys equalised inthe dying seconds to make it 3 – 3. Sirius North needed to beat Hessle to finish top.

Hessle 0 Sirius North 4
Hessle played well in the first half to keep the score down to 1 – 0 at the halftime break after just letting in one try from Aleks Ludowicz. The second half was a different story as Tommy Uscorft went over for two tries and Callum Shaw completed another 4 – 0 victory which would see the Sirius North boys play in the semi final against Wolfreton.

SEMI FINAL – Sirius Academy North 4 Wolfreton 3
Some of the decision making and passing on show from the Sirius North boys was sensational in this game, with them going over for two early tries in the corner, both from Year 7 boys Will Precious and Reece Anderson. Wolfreton however would not throw the towel in and got the game back level. A carbon copy try in the corner for Will Precious saw Sirius take full advantage of the overlap out wide as they went back in the lead. They extended their lead even further when Louie Gibson went over for a fine solo try 4 – 2. Wolfreton got a try back to see for a nervous finish but Sirius held on and made it through to the final.

FINAL – Sirius Academy North 4 South Holderness 3
In a very tense and evenly matched game it was Sirius North who came out victorious! The South Holderness side are one of the best teams in the country, but this did not phase the Sirius North boys who started the game with some big hits in defence. Callum Shaw really came into his own on this last game with a fine opening try, South Holderness equalised immediately. On the last play of the half Sirius kicked early with a fine bomb from Louise Gibson, the South Holderness player fumbled the ball and there was Callum Shaw to touch down to make it 2 – 1.  Sirius extended their lead to 3 -1 in early in the second half after Callum Shaw scooted over to get his hat-trick. The Sirius boys were starting to tire as the South Holderness side scored two quick tries to level the scores with 1 minute remaining. On the last play of the game Louie Gibson placed a pin point grubber kick into the corner and there was Declan Opie on hand to score the winning try, showing great character and determination! The whistle went immediately and the boys celebrated their fantastic achievement by being crowned the Hull Schools Sky Try Champions!

Special thanks to Jack Downs and Massi Matongo for coming in and coaching the boys on a Wednesday night after school for the last 4 weeks.

Please congratulate the boys on their outstanding success, behaviour and attitude throughout, they were a credit to the Academy and completely deserve to be CHAMPIONS!

SQUAD: Louie Gibson, Declan Opie, Aleks Ludowicz, Callum Shaw, George Sneyd, Tommy Uscroft, Callum Azab, Reece Anderson, Will Precious