LEETON Public School's rugby union prowess has again been on show on the big stage.
The years 3/4 team qualified to participate in the Brumbies School Championships at GIO Stadium on Sunday.
This followed on from a successful McTaggart Cup competition in Wagga where they defeated Griffith Public School to claim the top prize and qualify for the Brumbies curtain raiser. As the runners-up Griffith Public also qualified.
Leeton's first match was against St Joseph's Goulburn where they ran in easy victors, scoring four tries to nil. They then defeated their Griffith arch-rivals to make the grand final against Canberra's Marist College.
The final result was a try apiece, but the competition rules state the team who scored last wins, which in this instance was Marist.
While disappointed with the result, Leeton Public player Luke Bechaz said he was proud of his fellow team mates.
"Everyone just played really hard all day ... it was a really good effort," he said.
"I think we are definitely better off for the experience.
"The boys should all be really proud of themselves."
The team's coach Kris Sales was equally as impressed and please rugby union was continuing to be a popular sport at the school.
"It's a game where the kids can be active, but also the skills transfer over to other sports like rugby league and AFL," he said.
"It's a very big achievement for the side to make it as far as they did. They worked hard and should be proud."
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