27 September U10A Boys’ Rugby v Warwick Prep (H)
Score: BCS 60 – 50 Warwick
Player of the Match: Aditiya Solanki
This was an end-to-end game where the smallest of errors was capitalised on by either team. Both teams showed tremendous effort in both attack and defence however the difference between the two teams was the support play. BCS attack was so quick and flowing and it was near impossible to stop. When Warwick did make successive tackles, BCS were able to retain and recycle the ball until they slowly broke down the defence. Alternatively, Warwick’s attack was quickly and effectively stopped with some hard hitting, tenacious tackling. Each pupil stepped up and put into practice everything they have learnt so far this year. This is the start of what should be a very promising Rugby season.
27 September U10B Boys’ Rugby v Warwick Prep (H)
Score: BCS 70 – 55 Warwick
Player of the Match: Noah Olatayo Moses
This was a superb game of rugby to open the term with both sides showing excellent handling skills but BCS claimed the victory thanks to their excellent support play. Both sides though need to work hard on improving their tackling, especially as they got tired as the game became more like basketball than rugby with each team scoring whenever they had the ball! There were a number of stand out performances including Fotios, Toby and Aaron, but Noah stood out for his tenacious tackling and wonderful evasive running. A great start and testament to how far BCS have come as a rugby school that we are now competing with one of the very best rugby schools in the country.
27 September U10C Boys’ Rugby v Warwick Prep (H)
Score: BCS 10-5 Warwick
Player of the Match: Xander Hawley
BCS played extremely well, starting with a strong first half performance matching Warwick try for try! There was a series of quick passages of play where the team moved the ball quickly and utilised the space on the pitch. During the second half the boys started to wear out leading to Warwick scoring consecutive try’s. Overall the team played extremely well. The only improvements to be made would be supporting each other in tackles and ensuring they have a firm grip of the oppositions legs to ensure the player goes to ground.
27 September U10D Boys’ Rugby v Warwick Prep (H)
Score: BCS 10 – 20 Warwick
Player of the Match: Thomas McGing
A promising start to the season for the u10 D Rugby team in a closely contested match versus their Warwick counterparts. Both teams started tentatively with some handling errors and defences forcing a lot of turnover in the first. quarter. Tom, Ismaeel, and Aaryan were working exceptionally hard in defence to prevent any gaps for the Warwick attack. Warwick managed to get a two try lead, BCS responded with Jai offloading the ball to Kingsley who nipped through a gap and sped towards the try line to score a well worked try. Soon after the game was level with Aaryan finishing off a well worked move on the right wing just managing to stay in touch to score. Into the last quarter Warwick managed a couple of last minute tries despite some heroic defending by Tom. A good start to the season for the u10 D team.
27 September U10E Boys’ Rugby v Warwick Prep (H)
Score: BCS 30 – 20 Warwick
Player of the Match: Yang He
An excellent start to the Rugby season for the u10 E team with a well fought victory over their Warwick counterparts. In an end to end game with both teams showing great enthusiasm for the sport Bertie and Yang were able to run forward with the ball in hand and score some tries for their team sparking jubilant celebrations from the E team. A great first fixture of the season with all players showing great comittment and determination.
28 September U9C Girls’ Hockey v Eversfield (H)
Score: BCS 1-3 Eversfield
Player of the Match: Mischa Bailey
When the elements take over, but it doesn’t stop the girls from fighting till the final whistle! The U9C team’s first Hockey fixture of the year. Playing against Everfield, the girls were super excited! It was a big challenge for them as they were playing a full seven a side game on our full sized astro! However,they did themselves proud, playing in some seriously wet and cold weather. Everfields were quick to take the lead and scored off their first pass straight to goal! This knocked our girls’ confidence to begin with but soon went back into the swing of the match and fought back taking the score to 1-1. A super quick goal from Mischa Bailey! The girls needed to use the space far better as they would naturally group close together not creating any space. Something we can definitely work on! Everfields were much stronger behind the ball, able to make passes over a further distance, enabling them to move the ball up into their attacking half quicker than we could run back to defend, resulting in them scoring two more goals. Well done girls you played really well considering it is your first fixture!
28 September U9D Girls’ Hockey v Eversfield (H)
Score: BCS 0-1 Eversfield
Player of the Match: Arya Bhala
This was the U9D team’s first fixture of the season and the girls were eager to play after watching the U9C team. A Lot of this game was end to end, showing that the standard was fairly equal. Both teams showed a real hunger for wanting the ball but the lack of space prevented any passes being made. The girls really preserved, even through the rain, as the game went on their were improvement from them all showing they didn’t give up until the final whistle! The end results was 1-0 to Eversfield. The girls finished the afternoon going to the dinning hall and experienced their first after match tea. It was great to see them socialise with the opposition showing excellent sportsmanship. A great sporting tradition. Well done all!
28 September U9A Rugby V Eversfield (H)
Score: BCS 50 – 20 Eversfield
Player of the Match: Noah Jordan
In challenging weather conditions with horrendous rain the u9A team worked exceptionally hard to show a composed performance against Eversfield. The team showed excellent passing skills with great support runs timed to perfection. Freddie and Rayan showed some lung busting runs to score some excellent tries. Jasper worked exceptionally hard driving forward with the Rugby ball in hand to gain yards for his team and Noah timed to his runs perfection when receiving the ball as it was being offloaded to him. An excellent performance in tricky conditions showing great learning and progression from the previous week.
28 September U9B Rugby V Eversfield (H)
Score: BCS 35 – 20 Eversfield
Player of the Match: Dhruv Karkhanis
Proper Rugby weather today and the U9B’s adapted to the situations brilliantly. It was a dominant performance in which the speed and agility of our attack was simply too good for Eversfield. George, Rohan and Liam were a constant support to the ball carrier which meant the attack was constant and free flowing. Finn, Siyuan and Brandon were formidable in their defense, giving the attackers no time on the ball. The challenge at half time was to pass the ball before a tackle – up steps Dhruv who was pivotal in our attack. Dhruv was able to run forward, draw a defender then look for support and spread the ball. In doing so, left the defense scrambling.
29 September U11A Girls’ Hockey V King’s Hawford (H)
Score: BCS 9-1 Kings Hawford (Ria U (3), Lois (2), Li (2), Ria B (1), Susie (1)
Player of the Match: Lois Hughes
This was their second match of the season and the team settled on the ball within the first minute with a fab goal from a wide position from Li. The team interlinked well and the goals started to come. We have been working on positional play and it was a blessing to watch the girls move tactically into effective positions to set off shots to score. Even when substitutions were made each pupil was relentless in attack giving Kings Hawford little chance to gain any possession of the ball. This was a dominant team performance and a hat trick from Ria U was just as pleasing to see as the smiles on their faces.
29 September U11B Girls’ Hockey V King’s Hawford (H)
Score: BCS 2-0 (Avni)
Player of the Match: Yixian L
In the first half although we had all the possession, tackles and passes, we were lacking in shots on target. But then after the half time team talk, up steps Avni! We had a great pass into Yashna who dribbled and found Avni on the back post and we took the lead. Rosa was confident playing out from defence and with excellent sweep passing, drove the ball into our attacking half. This was another dominant display from the girls and we were also more deadly in front of goal giving us a comfortable win.
29 September U11A Rugby V Eversfield (A)
Score: BCS 50-0 Eversfield
Player of the Match: James Longworth
On a sunny day in Solihull the U11s produced a devastating display of dominance. We managed to give 16 players a run out and it was great to see them all contribute to a resounding victory. What was pleasing was seeing players who have emerged from lockdown with renewed vigour and vitality. Players such as Felix Powell, Greg Hackett, Harry Fraser and Sam Lawton showed what hard work and perseverance can achieve. Many of these lads were playing C team rugby 2 years ago so to see them excelling was fantastic. If the match highlighted anything it was that we need to brush up on our understanding of the off-side rule around the breakdown and that we aren’t allowed to pass the ball from the floor with our knees on the ground.