MORE than 40 rugby students from Weydon School completed a short tour of the west country during half term.

The Year 9 team started their tour with a 40-0 win against the Forest School, Reading, in a “great all-round team performance” which saw Jasper Henderson pick up the man-of-the-match award.

At the same time, the Year 10 team took on a combined Year 10/11 team from Court Moor in Fleet.

Weydon secured a 17-0 victory, with captain Finn Basil winning the award for man of the match for an outstanding performance.

The students then went on to sight-see around Bath and took part in a training session with Bath’s community coaching team, before watching Bath beat rivals Exeter in less-than-favourable conditions at the Recreation Ground.

Director of sport Karl Brown said: “It was a fantastic weekend of rugby for our boys.

“It was a great way to develop the team spirit in both squads and for the boys to be inspired by the opportunities they had.

He also thanked the staff who gave up their time, and praised the boys’ “superb” attitude.