Wednesday 20th November saw the Worthing College AASE Rugby Girls travel to Trojans RFC to face South East Rivals Peter Symonds and Brockenhurst College.
The day looked like it was going to end without even starting with heavy rain and overcast conditions, however the dramatic change in weather saw sunny conditions most suited for the 7s game.
The first match was against Peter Symonds College, a side with some very experienced players. Worthing started the game promisingly with three early tries with some slick passing away from the breakdown with Heather Clegg, Gabie Archer and Harriet Dunn scoring in the corner. The girls continued their dominance in the second half with 3 further scores (Harriet Dunn, Heather Clegg, Harmony Driver and Amy Martin with the conversion). The try of the game was from Jemma Barnes who has only been playing for 3 months, brushing off three or four defenders to score under the post, with Amy Martin getting the conversion. The final score was 39-5 with a score which could have been doubled if they took their overlap opportunities.
The game against Brockenhurst was billed as the “Clash of the South East AASE centres” as the majority of girls who took the field are currently studying for an Advanced Certification in Sport Excellence in Rugby and have been itching to play each other since the start of term. However it was the Worthing Girls who showed off their dominance and skills, winning the game in an outstanding 44-0 victory, with the quality of the Worthing Girls at the breakdown being the difference. (Scorers = Harriet Dunn x2, Ashleigh Smith, Amy Martin x2, Robyn Wisdom, Gabie Archer, Harmony Driver plus two added conversions from Amy Martin)
“Our 100% winning record since September, is all down to the girls commitment and dedication. They are one of the hardest working teams in the new College gym, but also out on the pitch, pushing themselves to the highest standard”, said Mark Rugman Women’s Rugby Coach. “The performance against Brockenhurst has been the highlight of their hardwork so far, where the girls showed their dominance in every aspect. With that performance setting the standard, I think the rugby girls have the potential to make this season one of the best in the College’s history”