AASE Girls Rugby – BCS Women’s Cup Semi Finals

12th February BCS Women’s cup semi finals – A day for ducks not Sport!!

Worthing College girls rugby team marched into the British Colleges Sport final with a convincing win over last years finalists Peter Symonds College 27 – 0.

In horrible conditions, the girls knew they that had to score early to take control of the game, and the girls did exactly that with Gabie Archer scoring under the posts from 5m out, from some good phase play.

Ashleigh Smith made it 10 – 0 soon after with the opposition’s scrum getting put under pressure, with ball squirting out the back of their scrum where Ashleigh was able to kick the ball through and slide over.

From the resulting kick off, Rachel Wilson made her mark on the game with a fine run through the middle of the park, drawing in three or four defenders before off loading to Charlotte to set up the next attacking opportunity. Maddy Burnage then was able to take it on 10 more metres with her step and speed, which caused the defence to be on the back foot. Harmony Driver was then able to capitalise on this to make it 15 – 0 just before the half time whistle.

In the second half, Amy Martin put the game beyond doubt, beating her opposing centre to score under the post, and kicking the resulting conversion. The final try saw some individual brilliance from debutant Maddy Burnage who received the ball from some neat handling 60m out from the line, to out sprint her fellow winger and the full back to score under the posts.

“The game was played in sideways wind and rain, the worst I’ve ever seen and played in” said Mark Rugman AASE rugby coach. “Having scored 27 points but more importantly not conceding any tries shows the girls commitment and attitude in horrible conditions.

The finals will be played at Burton RFC on the 29th April, against Coleg Sir Gar (last years Champions), Colchester and Bishops Burton College

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