ST CATHERINE'S School were the winners of the West Dorset Junior Schools Tag Rugby Festival at Bridport Rugby Club.

In total, 120 children from 10 schools took part in the event, which saw Parrett & Axe finish as runners-up.

Supported by Morrisons Community Chest, with a free burger for each young player, every team played each other.

The rules are very specific in stating that of the squad of 12, there must be two girls competing on the pitch at all times.

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With two points for a win and one for a draw, the results table ebbed and flowed but level on points, the final match was the decider, between St. Catherines and Parrett & Axe.

In a nail biting final, St. Catherines won the day, their fourth consecutive win of the competition.

Ryan Hobby, west Dorset Schools sports officer, who had been instrumental in organising the event, asked Bridport Rugby Club president Peter Brook to present the inscribed medals to the runners-up and winners.

Since the event, a number of children have joined Bridport, and the competition will in future be held in October.