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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

We're off to Twickenham!

Ivybridge Community College would like to congratulate their Under 18 Rugby team after their semi-final Victory in the RFU Continental Schools Vase Competition.

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Having won against a team from the College once attended by Johnny Wilkinson to make it to this stage of the Competition, this match had the potential to be a challenge for the Ivybridge side, given their North London opponents had won 17 of their 22 matches this season and only lost 3.

However, despite the windy conditions and with both sides displaying a very good defence, the Ivybridge boys overcame the hurdles and won the match at Aylesbury Rugby Club by 23 points to zero.

In a match that was very heavy on scrums and placed a high emphasis on defence, the Ivybridge team took an early lead with two penalty kicks putting them six points to nil in the lead after 12 minutes.

The contest remained a very tight affair with only six points separating the two teams for approximately half the match.

However, just before the fifty-minute point, the Ivybridge team broke through with a try from Diego Lerro.

At around the hour mark, despite the ball being stolen and the Ivybridge team having to run back from the other half of the field, Will Lane scored a second try for the Devon side with a beautiful assist from Louie Tout.

A final penalty kick at the 64-minute point, completed the 23-0 score and sent Ivybridge Community College through to the final at Twickenham.


The squad for the day included:

Jake Bracher

Ed Lauri

Ben Winters

Fin Hamilton

Jake Mackenzie

Joe Roberts

Ollie Lane

Max Bryan

Charlie Moody

Harry Sadler

Charlie Earnshaw

Charlie Bosanko

Jamie Campbell

James Pullan

Jack Guyver



Diego Lerro

Kian Hopper

Louis Tout


James Cantin

Will Lane



A special mention must also be given to Harry Sadlerat one point early on, the contest was described by the match commentator as the ‘Harry Sadler show’ – who contributed 13 points to the score by successfully kicking five out of his six penalty and conversion attempts.

The College is thrilled at this result and wishes the team well for the Final at the Home of English Rugby later this month.