Yesterday it was only the Senior Girls Rugby team that travelled to the last Ulster 7s blitz at Mid Ulster Arena as the Junior event was unfortunately cancelled due to lack of numbers. This was very disappointing for the ERGS Juniors as we had the opportunity to enter three teams.
However the Seniors travelled hoping to keep their league lead and secure their place in the final. They were without their captain Katie Hetherington who was out with a shoulder injury and also Lois Egerton who was uwell.
First up was Belfast school Aquinas and the opposition were clinical in their rucking and offloading but ERGS settled quickly and came away with a final winning score of 8-0. Unfortunately Rebecca Beacom, on carrying out a try saving tackle, broke her collar bone. We wish her a full and speedy recovery.
The second game was against Maghe Ene who were sitting in second place in the league. Unfortunately they had to withdraw after the first half, the final score at 4-0 to ERGS.
Lastly we played Loretto, Letterkenny, and again the ERGS girls delighted their coaches with their play. They held their structure and played open, expansive rugby and should be commended. The final score was 7-1.
So it’s off to Kingspan again for the final on the 14 March and all support would be most welcome.
The participation in this contact 7s league is growing every year and bodes well for girls rugby, and with two of our past players getting their Irish International caps at the recent Six Nations games, it will hopefully encourage more girls to have a go at the sport.
Try Scorers – Zara Flack 6, India Daly 4, Catherine Graham 3, Rebecca Beacom 2, Lucy Thompson 2, Katie Elliott 1 and Millie Cannings 1.
Zara Flack, Rebecca Beacom, India Daly, Ellen Bloomfield, Lucy Thompson, Katie Elliott, Catherine Graham, Sarah Armstrong and Millie Cannings.