This followed some great Rugby League performances the day before for the second 9s Colleges Festival.
On the Wednesday, Leyton College won their first ever games of Rugby League, taking the honours by beating New Vic and Barking colleges. The event was sealed for Leyton when they scored in the final play of the game against Barking to win by a converted try.
Thursday saw the biggest secondary schools festival of either rugby code in east London when 10 teams from London's sub region took part in an event of skill, flair and great sportsmanship.
Teams included Brampton Manor, Langdon, Royal Docks, Saint Bonaventure's and Stratford all from Newham, All Saints, Robert Clack and Warren from Barking and Dagenham plus Leytonstone from Waltham Forest and Britton's from Havering.
In good playing conditions, the third v fourth clash saw Britton's defeat Warren 16 - 8 and Brampton beating Royal Docks by the same score line to finish in fifth place. The final was a repeat of the Year 8 final of between All Saints and Robert Clack who won their groups. All Saints' early score was cancelled out late in the match and with neither team able to break the deadlock, the match went into golden point extra time.
All Saints again won the toss but could not convert possession into points. Robert Clack then made their way 80 metres up the field on their first attack and scored to go through to the London and South East quarter finals against the winners from Essex sub regional qualifiers.
The Year 8 event is set to eclipse the record numbers achieved at Year 9 with no less than 11 schools expected to challenge Britton's, who were Year 7 champions in 2011.