U11B v Caterham

March 23, 2018

I am delighted to report that the boys secured an unbeaten season this week by winning their final match against Caterham.  In fact, they made an inauspicious start as within the first few minutes they had knocked the ball on, turned over possession and conceded a try.  Perhaps it was nerves.  Nonetheless, after this they […]

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U8 Tag Tournament @ Pennthorpe

March 21, 2018

“The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you’re going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.” – Carl Lewis […]

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U8B Tag Rugby v Ashdown House

March 16, 2018

A great and very close game of rugby was played on Wednesday by the under 8 B’s against Ashdown House, with the Copthorne boys winning 17 tries to 16. Despite playing longer halves than usual, the boys held it together and displayed some great skills and teamwork such as defensive communication and quick passing. It […]

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U8B v Caterham

March 15, 2018

After the painless journey to Caterham, this week we took three teams with the B team winning a great match against their Caterham counterparts. The scoring went toe-to-toe with one another, and the fist team to make a series of mistakes or a great defensive set would win the game. We conceded first but struck […]

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U8C v Caterham

The U8C boys tag rugby team played an excellent match against Caterham on Tuesday, winning twelve points to ten. The boys showed some great progression as the skills that they have learnt in training such as running forwards with the ball and passing before getting tagged were demonstrated brilliantly and very consistently on the pitch.  […]

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U8A v Caterham

Anyone who was lucky enough to watch the U8A tag game against Caterham on Tuesday afternoon would watch a game where the age of the players defied the high quality of the game. Even though the result didn’t go the boy’s way, they arguably played the better rugby, scoring some excellent tries that would have […]

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U9’s vs Ashdown house

This week was the final week of a loooooooooooooooooooooong rugby season. After 13 weeks we were pitted against a school with similar numbers in the year group. As Ashdown House were bringing all of their year 4 contingent, we decided to do the same and give some value match experience to our less experienced players. […]

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U11B v Duke of Kent

The boys’ penultimate match of the season saw us welcome the Duke of Kent U11A team to Copthorne this week.  Copthorne won the toss and elected to receive and the ball was very soon in Matthew’s hands who ran strongly and eluded several tackles before passing to Ben who crossed for our first try.  This […]

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