Our Year 5 and 6 Tag Rugby team took part in the annual Acorn MAT Tag Rugby tournament at Axminster this week. In a round-robin format, Thorncombe played against Axminster, Chardstock, Mrs Ethelstone’s and Loders and were victorious in every game, with Joe Smillie, Sam Miller and Codie Leaver scoring the tries.

That saw the team qualify for the semi-final where they played Mrs Ethelstones 1-0 before facing a strong Chardstock team in the final. After full time the teams were locked at 2 tries all, so the match went to extra time. Thanks to some amazing defence Thorncombe were able to turn the ball over, before scoring the golden and wining try, with Codie Leaver grabbing the winning score.

The team were absolutely fantastic and epitomised our values, with the opposing teams commenting on how impressive the side was.

Team members:

Coby Burke         Jenna Cahn         Matilda Diamond             Vinny Hill             Willow Kallaway

Codie Leaver      Sam Miller           Cameron Sanderson       Joe Smillie