Rugby team win tour­na­ment

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR PICTURES -

A RUGBY team has won a tour­na­ment with­out con­ced­ing a try.

Poyn­ton High School’s year seven team were vic­tors in the RFU Emerg­ing Schools Fes­ti­val.

The boys played against four other schools and won each game, which meant they qual­i­fied for the first-place fi­nal.

Poyn­ton beat Wood­church in the first game by two tries to nil, with the tries com­ing from Rory Kin­rade and Sid Wil­liamson.

In the sec­ond group game, Poyn­ton beat Holmes Chapel with the five tries com­ing from Rory Kin­rade (2), Sid Wil­liamson (2) and Alex Martin.

They then beat Leftwich 3-0 in the third group game with Sid Wil­liamson scor­ing two tries and Rory Kin­rade scor­ing the other.

Go­ing into the fi­nal group game, Poyn­ton knew a win against All Hal­lows would guar­an­tee a place in the first-place fi­nal.

The Year 7 team won the fi­nal group game, scor­ing five unan­swered tries from Rory Kin­rade (2), Louis Spibey (2) and Finn­ley Kirkham.

Poyn­ton then faced sec­ond-placed Wood­church in the fi­nal which they won 3-0.

Try scor­ers in the fi­nal were Rory Kin­rade, Sid Wil­liamson and Joshua John­son.

The team now go on to play other re­gional win­ners.

The team in­cluded Joshua John­son, Alex Smith, Har­ri­son Scot­tPa­trick, Alex Martin, Louis Spibey and Jack Wil­liams.

Also in the squad were Rory Kin­rade, Sid Wil­liamson, Sam Cun­ning­ham, Finn­ley Kirkham, Joseph Mur­phy, De­clan Scan­lon, Os­car Pilk­ing­ton, Calum Heaford and James Rol­las­ton.

The Emerg­ing Schools Fes­ti­val is or­gan­ised by the Rugby Foot­ball Union and aims to bring new young play­ers into the game.

The fes­ti­val also puts much needed equip­ment into the schools, whilst the RFU Com­mu­nity Rugby staff pro­vides coach­ing for the chil­dren and teach­ers.

●● Poyn­ton High School’s year seven team

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