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Morecambe Road School from Morecambe in Lancashire became the first national champions for schools catering for pupils with moderate learning disabilities when they emerged as winners of an eight team final competition at Rugby School last week.

The finals were contested on the world-famous Close at Rugby School in Warwickshire, the same patch of ground where William Webb Ellis is credited with 'inventing' the game of rugby by first picking up the ball and running with it.

There was no shortage of running with the ball in a compelling final, with Morecambe Road getting home by 12 tries to 11 against White Spire School from Milton Keynes, while to underline the core values of rugby union both on and off the pitch, Durham Trinity School were presented the 'Spirit of Rugby Award' for their performance in the areas of respect, teamwork, friendship and fair play.

A separate tag rugby event for deaf and hearing impaired pupils also took place on The Close in conjunction with the tournament for players with moderate learning difficulties, with some players making their rugby debut at the home of the game.

Nic Scott, the RFU Equity & Inclusion Manager said, "We've all had a fantastic day of rugby, despite the passing storms. The skill level of the players is great to see and the spirit that the games have been played in is a credit to the teachers and helpers. We look forward to holding an even bigger event next season. In particular I would like to thank the event partners, Child Victims of Crime and YAZOO."

For more information on Equity & Inclusion initiatives within Rugby Union contact, Nic Scott, RFU Equity, Inclusion & Safeguarding Manager on 07764 960403.

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