2nd Place for Rugby Team
On Friday 18th March, the S1/2 Rugby team travelled to St Margaret's Academy for the next round of the SSP rugby competitions. Missing a few players due to injuries, call offs and some not turning up Whitburn arrived with the bare minimum of 10 players. This also allowed Lewis, one of our squad captains, to step up into a coaching role for the day as unable to play through injury.
In a group with St Kents and St Margaret's we finished top to compete in the 1st and 2nd place play off, where we faced a strong Linlithgow team. The Whitburn team stuck in well but were beaten convincingly by Linlithgow who consistently finish in the top 2 or 3 of every competition. Some strong performances from our squad with Charlie and Shaun, our senior players, always looking to carry the ball and motivate the junior players. Callum had his best game of the season in and around the contact area and Michael, the coaches player of the tournament, starting his first game at scrum half made some great tackles and runs to get us going forward.
Mr McPherson is extremely proud of the continued high levels of attitude, team work and sportsmanship that this group continually produce which has helped us improve our performances. Whitburn have made steady progress over the year and all of the hard work has paid off in the commitment of the 10 players and coach who got us to our best finish of the year so far.