Tackling the basics of rugby

Students are trying hard as they seek to improve improving their rugby skills.

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Under the watchful eye of qualified coach Simon Finnan, from Burnley Rugby Club, the pupils are practising the techniques they will need to make their way in the fifteen-a-side game.

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Tackling, rucking and passing are on the agenda as many of the boys take part in rugby union for the first time.

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And sports teacher Mr Nicholson is delighted with their progress.

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He said: “Mr Finnan is giving a great grounding in the game. Some of our boys are showing real progress.”

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The sessions will continue in the coming weeks with a game against another local school on the agenda.

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Words and pictures: The Newshounds team