THE Year Five and Six tag rugby team from St Michael’s Primary School in Lyme Regis have won the Dorset Fair Play Rugby Tournament, hosted by Bournemouth Rugby Club.

The team qualified at the West Dorset regional competition in Bridport in early March to reach the final, which included 20 schools from all over Dorset.

The team showed great skill and determination from the very first game.

In all, St Michael’s won four games, drew two and lost just one game in total.

Led by the expert coaching of Ben Taylor, the school team improved in every game, ending the tournament with a dominant display against Swanage Primary School.

The tournament was all about fair play and Bournemouth head coach Stuart Gallacher was very complimentary about the way in which the team from St Michael’s were role models to the other schools and how, although winning was important, playing the game respectfully and fairly was the priority.

St Michael’s captains Lucie Le Bas and Solomon Pennington received the trophy from Gallacher and a senior official from sponsors Tesco.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Every member of the team did brilliantly and should be very proud of themselves.”