TOM HARRISON: Sixth Form lads undone at Rotherham

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This Sunday marks the last weekend that the Minis and Juniors can play competitive fixtures after 35 weeks of rugby action.

Many teams decide to tour Scarborough in the final few weeks of the season giving us plenty of opportunity to play clubs from across the country.

Last week the much improved under-12s side played host to Percy Park, who come from Newcastle; they played out a match in good spirit and fantastic sunshine.

It is the second time Percy Park have chosen to come down for an end of season tour and it’s these good links with other clubs that make rugby a great sport to be involved in.

Last Wednesday the Scarborough 6th Form College side travelled to Thomas Rotherham for a top of the table decider knowing that a win would be enough to secure top spot in the league.

The game was a repeat of the title decider last year where Thomas Rotherham were just too strong for us and ran out comfortable winners.

This season we travelled with high expectations despite only taking the bare minimum of 15 players (including one footballer) due to college commitments and at half-time it looked like we would take revenge for last season’s defeat.

However, after playing into the wind and up the hill (it was more like a mountain) in the first half we felt we were in a strong position at just 7-5 down, the second half just wasn’t meant to be and a few silly errors cost us and we could not convert our dominance into points, eventually losing 14-10.

I can’t fault the guys for their commitment or passion throughout the year.

Everybody on the field gave their all, and had a couple of decisions gone our way we might have come out on top.

I would like to say thank you to all the lads who attended training all year despite our lack of games due to the weather.

Good luck to all the guys heading off to university next year.

This Sunday Silver Royd will play host to its first international fixture as England Colleges take on Irish Exiles.

We’re hoping this Sunday’s game will be the first of many international fixtures to be played here.

We still have spaces available for lunch - a fantastic two course Sunday roast dinner with all the trimmings including entry to the match is available at only £15 per head.

Please contact Graeme Jeffrey on 01723 357740 (option one) or email graeme.jeffrey@scarboroughrugby.co.uk for further details or to make a booking.

If you’re interested in watching but don’t require lunch then match entry is £5 with under-18s entering for free.

Please come and support the club on what is set to be a fantastic afternoon of rugby.

The end of the regular season does not mean the end of rugby full stop, with sevens and touch rugby due to start in four weeks time.

Training will be held on Wednesday nights with the touch rugby running 6.30pm-7.30pm and the sevens training starting straight afterwards.

Touch rugby is open to all players in the junior sides and the sevens rugby will be open to players aged 16+.