Dean Close School U18s Rugby 7s Team Claims Victory in Intense Tournament Final

The Dean Close School U18s Rugby 7s team went to the Collegiate School tournament over the weekend, winning all of their matches and then seizing a hard-fought victory in a gripping final. Going head-to-head against tough opponents like KES Bath, Malvern College, and Exeter School in the group stages, the team displayed grit and skill, securing wins that propelled them into the semi-finals.

In a tense semi-final match against hosts Collegiate School, Dean Close delivered a solid performance, setting the stage for an intense final against Kingswood Bath. With the scoreboard tied at 17-17 at full time, the pressure was on as the game entered the golden point stage.

In a decisive moment, Billy Benson rose to the occasion, scoring the winning try and sealing the victory for Dean Close. Benson's exceptional performance earned him the title of Man of the Tournament, underscoring his invaluable contribution to the team's success.

It's worth noting the sporting prowess of the Benson family, as Billy's sister, Nella Benson, was crowned Netball Player of the Tournament in the previous year's event. This dual success highlights the competitive spirit and talent within the Benson Family and Dean Close School community.

The team's victory of the tournament is a testament to their dedication, showcasing their ability to excel under pressure. As they celebrate their hard-earned win.

Well done to everyone involved.

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  • DCS Rugby
  • DCS Rugby 7s
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