The Armidale School’s Edward Pitt played a pivotal role at the NSW Combined Schools rugby championships yesterday (Sunday 21 June), setting up a try that delivered the Presidents XV 16As team the premiers trophy.
The President’s XV A & B sides, comprised of boys from the nine NSW GPS schools, played in different pools at the championships against other schoolboy rep teams.
The President’s XV A team reached yesterday’s final having defeated Combined High Schools B and A teams 41-5 and 34-0 respectively, on Saturday.
“Once Pitt found his feet he was just fantastic,” said the team’s co-coach Hugo Johnson, who also teaches at TAS.
Meanwhile two of Pitt’s schoolmates contributed to the President’s XV B side taking out the Bowl for the second division. Sam Thatcher ran on as prop in the Bs team, while a third TAS student, Harrison Jackson, played some time in prop from the bench. The B’s team lost their first game on Saturday to Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) but redeemed their play to defeat Combined Associated Schools (CAS) 17-12. In yesterday’s final the team met AICES (Association of Independent Coeducational Schools), coming out victors 17-12.
The championships, held at Knox Grammar School’s Curagal Oval in Turramurra, were also selection trials for the NSW Combined Schools team which will be announced next month.