8 May 2012
BCS Rugby Finals at Sixways Stadium


Sixways Stadium played host to the BCS/RFU Conference and also 3 great cup finals. Sixways StadiumWith poor weather conditions leading up to the finals day, there could have been a few issues with the pitches at Sixways Stadium but the weather held off and the grounds men at Sixways provided fantastic play field for the finals to go ahead.


BCS Rugby Finals at Sixways Stadium 2In the morning, the BCS Mens Rugby Plate Final (Hills Road College 1sts v Gower College 1sts) took place on the back pitch alongside the BCS Mens Rugby Cup Final (Brockenhurst College 1sts v Myerscough College 3rds) on the main pitch. In the BCS Mens Plate Final between Hills Road College 1sts and Gower College 1sts (BCS Rugby Finals at Sixways Stadium 3left). Gower came out on top with a convincing win against Hills Road beating them 60-12. The BCS Mens Cup Final saw Brockenhurst College 1sts put out an excellent performance to overcome the strong North West team, Myerscough College 3rds, with the final score ending up 43-5 to Brockenhurst College (right).


 These two games watered the appetite for the final game of the day, the BCS Elite Mens Cup Final between Myerscough College and Coleg Sir Gar (below) who were also met each other in the 2011 Elite Cup Final. Myerscough College 1sts started like a house on fire converting two tries to go 14-0 up. Coleg Sir Gar managed to snatch a penalty before half time to start the ball rolling for them making it 14-3 at half time. This penalty proved to be very important towards the later stages of the game. The second half was a much cagier affair with no points scored in the earlier stages of the second half, but Coleg Sir Gar started to raise their game scoring a try to make it 14-8. However a quick response from the Myerscough team made the score 21-8 giving them a strong lead. Sir Gar then went on to receive a yellow card, taking them down to 14 players as well as their hopes of winBCS Rugby Finals at Sixways Stadium 1ning. With 3 minutes to go Sir Gar managed to turn it around and muster up another attack and a converted try making it 21-15 closing the points difference between themselves and Myerscough. Another converted try by Coleg Sir Gar meant the final score was 21-22 with Coleg Sir Gar taking the BCS Men Elite Cup out of Myerscough's hands at the last minute bringing an end to a smashing game of rugby.