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NIST International School Varsity BISAC Events Wrap Up Thu 1 Feb 2018

Last weekend, our varsity teams competed at BISAC competitions. It was a preparation for this weekend's SEASAC events. All our Falcons team had a great run, all teams finishing in Top 3. Here are the messages from players representatives and coaches:

Varsity Girls Touch Rugby

This past Saturday, the Varsity Touch Rugby Team participated in the annual BISAC tournament hosted by ISB. They played a challenging first game against BPS, however, failed to qualify for the finals, losing by only 1 point. They used this to fuel their hunger in their second game against Shrewsbury, where they scored 7-0 thus taking 3rd place at the end of the day. After a tough season of intense trainings and league games, the girls showcased their skills and team unity at BISAC - bringing home a medal.

- Gaia Seguso, Year 13

Varsity Boys Rugby

Varsity Rugby competed very well in the BISAC tournament held at RIS. I would also like to thank the extended squad who pulled together to make a B team in the last minute after ISB pulled out. The guys had a great time and saw some excellent individual performances. I am sure some great memories were formed.

Varsity had to face RIS for the first match on their home ground which is always a challenge. However, a brilliant start saw our boys take the match 27-7. The team played well using moves and defensive patterns that have been well practiced this season. Everyone played well showing great pace and solid tackling. Our second match was against Shrewsbury who have some exceptional athletes. Again our first half was impeccable, running great lines and attacking with confidence. The game was controlled by our captain Josh Rapson who used his forwards to great effect. The game was one sided in the end as we took it out 33-0.

These results saw us prepare for the final which was against Patana. Perhaps we had too many hours to think of this match as our head wasn't really in the game as BPS scored three unanswered tries in the first half. Our attack and defensive systems were not applied as we would have liked but we rectified this in the second half to not concede any more points but unfortunately we only scored one try, ending in a 7-21 loss. We will always take away positives from a win but it is the loss that teaches us so much more. We have the squad, skills, fitness and confidence to play a great game, with this attitude we are looking forward to the challenge of SEASAC.

- Coaches Jarrod Rayner and Craig Stevenson

Varsity Boys and Girls Tennis (Team Event)

After a hard-fought season, Falcons managed to secure 2nd place for the team events in both Boys and Girls competition, held at BPS under some intense heat weather.