The Intro-Sport Scorpions Cup Primary School rugby league competition reached its climax in Neath on Sunday when Parc-y-Tywyn School from Burry Port near Llanelli beat Georgetown from Tredegar by 1 try to 0 in the Grand Final before the South Wales Scorpions v Swinton Lions match.
The game was part of “Super Sunday” at The Gnoll which also saw Wales Dragonhearts beating Ireland Wolfhounds 34-8 in an “A” international.
Over 1,000 children took part in the two-month long tournament which had seen six regional festivals produce 12 finalists.
The semi-finals immediately before the Final at The Gnoll saw Georgetown beat Pontnewydd (Cwmbran) by 1 try to 0 and Parc-y-Tywyn beating Litchard (Bridgend) 3 tries to 0. The games were all ten minutes long with no conversions being attempted.
All four schools then made a guard of honour for the Scorpions and Swinton sides when they ran onto the pitch.
Wales Rugby League Development Officer Mark Jones said: “We were delighted on how the tournament panned out and it was a pleasure to see hundreds of people at The Gnoll watching the semi-finals on Sunday. The children got a real buzz out of the atmosphere and everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.
“Next Sunday we have the Final of the High Schools Cup at The Gnoll before South Wales Scorpions v Rochdale Hornets and I’m sure that will be just as successful.”
The Co-operative High Schools Cup Final will be between Cyfarthfa School (Merthyr Tydfil) against Bro Myrddin (Carmarthen) or Maesydderwen (Ystradgynlais). The latter two play in the second semi-final this Tuesday to see who qualifies.