WORLD CUP FEVER COMES TO LEEDS

Over a hundred Year Five and Six pupils from across Leeds came together on Friday for the first primary schools Rugby League World Cup Tag festival

Over a hundred Year Five and Six pupils from across Leeds came together on Friday for the first primary schools Rugby League World Cup Tag festival at Stanningley Rugby Club. The ten primary schools that participated in the festival each represented one of the countries from this year’s Rugby League World Cup in Australia. The day commenced with educational presentations from each School, which provided an insight into the culture and traditions of each country. At the end of the day it was Immaculate Heart Primary School, representing Samoa, who won the judges vote for "Best Performance" with their own version of the Maori Hakka. The day ended with the Tag festival and a closely contested final between Immaculate Heart and Strawberry Fields Primary School, with pupils from Strawberry Fields who represented Scotland, winning the World Cup Trophy. The final score was Strawberry Fields (Scotland) 6 Immaculate Heart (Samoa) 4. The festival was the brainchild of Leeds Rhinos Development Officer Gareth Cook, who commented, "We wanted to put on an event to celebrate the recent Rugby League World Cup and each school has really embraced the spirit of the day, it was clear that a lot of effort had gone into the performances and the standard of rugby was superb."