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 108 I THE HYMERIAN
SPORT
RUGBY REPORT 2017-2018
   Team Playing Statistics:
 Age Level
  P
  W
 D
 L
  PF
  PA
 PD
 Win Ratio
 Boys-U18A
  14
  7
 1
 6
  366
  330
 36
 50.0%
 Boys-U18B
  7
  3
 0
 4
  110
  220
 -110
 42.9%
 Boys-U16A
  7
  5
 1
 1
  212
  82
 130
 71.4%
 Boys-U16B
  4
  1
 0
 3
  48
  136
 -88
 25.0%
 Boys-U15A
  15
  9
 0
 6
  395
  273
 122
 60.0%
 Boys-U15B
  4
  0
 0
 4
  55
  186
 -131
 0.0%
 Boys-U14A
   12
   9
  0
  3
   451
   195
  256
  75.0%
   Boys-U14B
 7
 5
1
  1
 251
 82
169
  71.4%
 Boys-U13A
  12
  10
 0
 2
  415
  160
 255
 83.3%
 Boys-U13B
  8
  3
 1
 4
  285
  220
 65
 37.5%
 Boys-U12A
  11
  4
 0
 7
  165
  360
 -195
 36.4%
 Boys-U12B
  7
  3
 1
 3
  170
  180
 -10
 42.9%
 Totals:
   108
   59
  5
  44
   2923
   2424
  499
  54.6%
  This season has seen Rugby at Hymers College take another step forward, not only in results on a Saturday, but also in its individual and team development. The School’s win percentage is now heading in the right direction and has increased from 33.8% in 2015/16
to finishing at 54.6% at the end of this season. This
is credit to the hard work of a dedicated team of coaches and, of course, our enthusiastic and talented students.
There has been a key focus on the development of individual core skills at all age groups, allowing players to express themselves and try things on the pitch.
The increase in better basic core skills has led for
a more expansive game type from players and has resulted in some quality play, along with some outstanding tries being scored. Players are now challenged to problem-solve, both in Games sessions and training sessions. This concept gives players the confidence to express themselves, make decisions under pressure and game-manage when representing the School, rather than constantly looking to the side- line for direction.
It is fantastic to see so many boys out representing the School on a Saturday, as well as the smiles on faces.
It is also great to see so many of our teams producing excellent performances week in, week out for the School. Our U14s, U15s and U16s all had very good seasons this
year and produced some fine results. However, a special mention must go to our U13A team, who had a fantastic season, winning 10 of their 12 fixtures and producing an 83.3% win percentage – an excellent achievement.
There have been numerous individual successes throughout this season. A large number of players across the School have represented the England
Rugby Development Player Pathway programmes at Leeds Carnegie and Leicester Tigers. Daniel Oliver and Ben Copley represented U15 Yorkshire rugby. Barney Teasdale and Marco Fummo represented U18 Yorkshire rugby. Angus Haswell, Joe Walker and Archie Smeaton are in the Yorkshire Carnegie U18 Academy. Angus Haswell was included in the U17 Scotland squad and Archie Smeaton represented both Scotland U18 and England U18. Elias Harrison represented England U19 Rugby League.
I would like to thank all the people that were involved to produce another enjoyable and successful season of rugby at Hymers College. Thank you to the coaches who give
up so much of their time for the players. Thank you to the players for the passion, commitment and desire to learn and compete. Thank you to the parents for their continued support on the touchline and a big thank you to the support staff, as without them ‘Game day’ would not happen.
Mr B Skirving (Head of Rugby)
SENIOR SCHOOL
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