Basingstoke pitch up and play and AoC South East Qualifiers.

Worthing College Women’s Rugby Sporting Excellence Academy continue their impressive 7s form this season, with 3 wins from 3, at the Basingstoke pitch up and play and AoC South East Qualifiers.


Worthing’s first game was against a first year Exeter side, as a warm-up for their 15s fixture. Worthing were slow out of the blocks, and conceded two early Exeter scores. However, they made it 10-7 just before the break with a well worked team try with Sofia Rolfi scoring under posts, securing the resulting conversion. Worthing continued their pressure in the 2nd half with Sara Seye crashing over, to make it 14-10. Worthing should have scored 2 mins later however Jade Henworth was held up, however Worthing scored from the resulting scrum, with a neat show and go from Amilia Busby. Amilia finished the game showing her quick feet scoring down the wing to make it 28-12.


The 2nd game was a re-run of the Sussex Schools 7s against Harris City Academy. In a game slow to get going, it was Sara Seye who broke the deadlock with some hard-work from Kayra Wilson, who opened the door for Sara. The 2nd half saw more of a dominant display from Worthing with Lucy Relf, Beatrice Mora and Jade all scoring to make the game 20-5.


The final game was a qualifier for the AoC National Cup, where Worthing are reigning champions, against Peter Symonds College. The match was evenly poised for the first few minutes, however some neat inter play between the backs saw Sofia Rolfi score 1 of her 4 tries for this match. Peter Symonds remained on the back foot for the rest of the game with Worthing scoring a number of great team tries, Jade picking up 2, and Kayra with one in the corner. Sofia continued her dominant kicking display kick 5 our of 7, making the score 45-7.


“The whole squad put in a great effort today. We were slow to get going, however when we got into our stride, we played some neat 7s. We are building nicely towards the 3 majors for Women’s educational 7s in the UK, Rosslyn Park 29th March, AoC Women’s Cup 3rd April and the AoC National Championships 26-28th April. It is all about peaking at the right time and I am looking forward to see if we can secure another major in 2018-2019” said Mark Rugman (Women’s Rugby Sporting Excellence Academy manager).

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