Champion Schools increase in the SW
Filton College hosted the Carnegie Champion Schools year 10 and 11 regional finals on the February 7.
The South West RFL staff saw 10 teams turn up for what was to be the most successful Champion Schools tournament to date in the region.
With schools coming to Bristol from Plymouth to all the way up to Gloucestershire it is a massive achievement to bring so broad a range of schools together.
The year 10 competition saw Chosen Hill come out as winners behind a battling Tiverton High school in a thrilling final ending 20 - 4. Simon Morrell, of Tiverton High School, commented that it was the best standard competition he had ever attended and was looking forward to preparing his younger age groups for their Champion Schools competition later on in the month.
The year 11 competition saw old 1908 Cup rivals Marling and St Peters go against each other in what would prove to be a nail biting encounter.
They finished all even at the end of the game and at the end of extra time which lead onto a Golden point finish. They battled on into Golden point but Marling came out on top with an excellently finished 40 metre try. St Peters were devastated to lose but Marling were deserving winners.
Both winners of the two age groups will continue onto a game against the South East region.
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