TyneMet College Rugby Development Centre played on the new 3G pitch at Kingston Park when the team took part in a Colleges tournament held in the 10,000 capacity stadium. TyneMet entered 2 teams to the 10 aside tournament with 27 players involved in the afternoon which was followed by watching the Newcastle Falcons play the Cardiff Blues.
Throughout the season TyneMet players have been developing their core skills in the game and on the new 3G surface they didn't disappoint, moving the ball about the pitch and playing some superb rugby. Players Jethro Pearson, Steffan Varty, Leroy Wilson and Kyle Higgins went home as the team’s top scorers all going over the try line 4 times however many of the 27 players can now proudly say they have scored at Kingston Park. After playing the tournament, in which the 2 teams finished 2nd and 3rd in their respective groups, the Players were able to sit back and enjoy comparing themselves to the professionals as they watched the Falcons narrowly lose out to the Cardiff blues in a exciting game.
Jack Lambert, Director of Rugby at TyneMet, said, "Today the players have really shown just how much they have developed in the sport since joining the Rugby Development Centre at TyneMet. Their determination and hard work in previous games this year and during training means today they have scored lots of tries and competed very well. To get to play on such a superb surface in a stadium that hosts 10,000 people is a once in a life time opportunity for these players so I am glad they performed so well and finished near the top of their groups."
TyneMet Rugby Development Centre is part of the award winning North East Sports Academy at TyneMet College. For more information on the Rugby programme visit www.northeastsportsacademy.ac.uk