2019 Inter-School Tag Rugby Tournament kicks off!

There was lots of hot tag rugby action at The Lodge School, Massiah Street, St. John on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 when thirteen secondary school teams faced off in the pool stages of the 2019 Inter-School Tag Rugby Tournament. This introductory form of rugby features no contact and no tackling, using tags and a Velcro belt instead.

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The tournament is coordinated by Get Into Rugby Barbados, under the auspices of the Barbados Rugby Football Union and World Rugby. Innotech Equipment Inc and Harris Paints also support this tournament, which is part of the BiiG Games by Barbados Olympic Association.

The female division featured teams from Harrison College, The Lodge School, Princess Margaret Secondary, Daryll Jordan Secondary and Frederick Smith Secondary Schools. The male division schools were: The Lodge School A & B teams, Princess Margaret Secondary, Harrison College, St. George Secondary, Daryll Jordan Secondary, and St. Francis Boys.

The female division featured some outstanding matches between Princess Margaret and The Lodge School, one of the earlier fixtures, played under a brilliant sunny sky. Princess Margaret eventually defeated the home team, but they had to battle for every inch of territory. In contrast, the score of 7 points to zero showed how dominant the Harrison College girls were, as they easily defeated Frederick Smith. On the other pitch, Princess Margaret boys put Harrison College to the sword with a final score of 13 points to three, seemingly scoring at will.

Combined Schools showed some impressive footwork and agility but the sheer dominance of a very athletic Princess Margaret boys literally ran away with every match.

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At the end of the day, The Lodge School A boys were top team with three wins, no losses for a total of nine points. Combined Schools were second with two wins, two losses and a total of seven points.

Unfortunately, the female division preliminary rounds were unable to be completed due to unforeseen circumstances. However, the results to date are The Lodge School with two wins, no losses in Pool A, and Harrison College and Daryll Jordan Secondary each with two wins and one loss.

The tournament’s final stages will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Lodge School, and the competition is expected to be just as intense as the preliminaries.

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