Leeds West Academy

Rugby Union National Tournament

On Wednesday 15th June, the PE department took a Year 10 group of boys to play in a Rugby 7 tournament in Manchester.

In a heated round of games, Leeds West Academy won 4 games and lost 5. The students played exceptionally well against some very experienced schools. This was followed with a trip to Sale Sharks rugby where students watched the second half of Japan v Argentina, witnessing great examples of sportsmanship from both teams.

Mr Long said: “This was a very well organised event by the English RFU. The evening concluded with a brutal game between New Zealand and Wales; The haka was a treat and Wales dominated until a last minute penalty ensured a 1 point win for the All Blacks. The students had a fantastic time, were a pleasure to take and represented the Academy admirably.”