School’s rugby teams cap off excellent year

A girls rugby team from Brigshaw High School

A girls rugby team from Brigshaw High School

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Rugby teams at Brigshaw High School in Allerton Bywater were on a winning streak this year.

The boys won five trophies and one of the girls’ teams made the Yorkshire knock out tournament rounds for the first time.

The Year 7 boys’ team were crowned Leeds Schools champions after beating Coprus Christi High School. They are also the Yorkshire Plate winners after seeing off Minsthorpe High School.

The year 8 boys’ team also tasted success in the Yorkshire Plate competition. The year 9 and year 10 boys also claimed the Leeds Schools titles for their age groups.

The school has dominated the Leeds Schools area this season and as a result have won teams of the year for its year, 7, 9 and 10 boys’ teams. Their girls team was named as participators of the year and Paul Brennan was voted teacher of the year.

PE leader Mr Brennan said: “The students have worked extremely hard to get their success and as a school we are hoping they build on this for next season. We’d also like to congratulate Loui McConnell who went on tour with England U16s to France during Easter. Loui played an important part in both victories.”