Norbury High School for Girls

Taeanna's Side Wins Harlequins Cup Final

Student's team wins at The Stoop

Taeanna Hanson-Ellis helped her side to victory in the under-16 girls' rugby final of The Harlequins Cup on Tuesday 23rd April.

Taeanna, a year 11 student at Norbury High, was part of a joint Guildfordians/Streatham and Croydon side that beat a very strong Wimbledon/Old Ruts Barbarians XV. Taeanna, who plays for Guildfordians, was involved for the full 80 minutes.

The game, which kicked off at 20.00, was very close. After 60 minutes, Taeanna's side were winning by just two points with the score 26-24. In the final quarter of the match, however, Guildfordians/Streatham and Croydon managed to increase their lead, scoring and converting two more tries to clinch the game 40-24.

The Harlequins Cup is a community rugby club competition for 15-a-side youth teams based in the Surrey area. Boys', girls' and women’s teams compete across a range of age group fixtures with the winners progressing to the finals at Harlequins' ground The Stoop in Twickenham.