Saturday 3rd June saw ITS staff assemble against the Gloucester Old Boys Rubgy team once again!
The event was a huge success with not only a lot of money being raised for the star college but a lot of fun being had by all. This is the second year ITS have played the National Star Cup, the first year was a hotly contested battle with Old Boys, who are used to playing together week in- week out, winning by around 5 points against a thrown together ITS side.
This year was a very similar game. A hard fought battle. ITS has bolstered its strong team from last year with new colleagues joining from other offices. Just before kick-off, ITS were struck a massive blow as a lack of props for Old Boys meant we had to go uncontested in the scrum, taking away ITS’s massive advantage! We had a massive pack and would have caused real problems for them in the scrum.
Even though it was a charity game, both sides were up for it and didn’t want to lose. There were some tough physical battles between either side. The game stayed very close throughout with ITS trailing most of the match but then coming back into it in the 78th minute with a try, bringing them to within 2 points. The conversion was unfortunately missed.
The game ended up 33-22 to Gloucester Old boys after a late break away try by Old Boys, to concrete the victory- retaining the National Star College cup for the second year. The day was a success raising £100’s for the Star College.
Man of the match was Matt Dyer for his sterling performance in the second row.
Richard of the day was Jamie Carwardine for getting injured before the game and not being able to play.
Special Mention also has to go to Harvey Jameson for making a stunning try saving tackle on our try line!