St Benedict’s School’s Year 8 boys rugby union team have capped a fantastic term by winning an annual rugby union tournament in Penrith.

The annual event, saw 11 schools from across Allerdale and Copeland compete in the league-structured tournament.

St Benedict’s first game was against Queen Elizabeth School from Kirkby Lonsdale. The boys were off to a flying start with a four tries to one win.

Tries were from Spike Canavan (2), Keelan McKeown and Miller Dalton.

Their second game was against a very big and physical Trinity School from Carlisle, which resulted in a 2-1 win.

St Benedict’s strong defence was key to the victory, with Spike Canavan scoring a brace again.

The third game produced another win for the boys, beating Cockermouth School 3-1. Try scorers this time were Romeo Park, Harvey Law and Miller Dalton.

The fourth game was against Queen Elizabeth Grammar School from Penrith, who were also undefeated at this time.

St Benedict’s again put on a very strong defensive performance to secure a 2-1 win. Scorers were Romeo Park and Tom McKinney.

The penultimate game was again Nelson Thomlinson School from Wigton. Producing their best attacking performance, the team won 6-2.

Try scorers were Romeo Park (2), Spike Canavan, Fletcher Holgate, Miller Dalton and finally Ben McPherson.

For their last game against Keswick School, the team required a win or a draw to win the overall tournament. In a hard fought, tense encounter the game ended one try apiece. St Benedict’s try scorer was Miller Dalton.

Afterwards, the boys were commended on their playing ability and behaviour by tournament organisers and match officials.