Pupils shine in rugby challenge

PUBLISHED: 10:55 31 May 2015

St Peters Primary School in black and white play Newton Poppleford in the school's TAG rugby tournament. Ref exb 6289-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

St Peters Primary School in black and white play Newton Poppleford in the school's TAG rugby tournament. Ref exb 6289-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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World Cup fever has gripped young rugby players from St Peter’s Primary School.

St Peters Primary School in black and white play Newton Poppleford in the school's TAG rugby tournament. Ref exb 6293-20-15SH. Picture: Simon HornSt Peters Primary School in black and white play Newton Poppleford in the school's TAG rugby tournament. Ref exb 6293-20-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

The school took on others from East Devon in a tag rugby contest in Sidmouth.

This was organised by the Exeter Castle Festival of Rugby, which is holding events ahead of the Rugby World Cup, which will be held later this year, and will include three games played at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park ground.

Teacher Janet Lewis said the year four pupils, taking part in their first competition, had reached the semi-finals, playing with ‘skill and speed’. She added that the pupils had been taking part in the Aviva Tackling Numbers programme, which combines learning to play tag rugby with maths activities, with coaching from Exeter Chiefs’ community coach Thomas Viljeon.

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