Cheshire Cup double for talented King’s teams
THE King’s School’s emerging rugby talent have recorded a county double with both the under-16s and under-14s wining their Cheshire Cup finals.
In a festival of youth rugby at Priory Park wacthed by an impressive crowd, the under-14s first beat St Ambrose 20-17 in a titanic battle before their older counterparts outplayed Altrincham Grammar School to win by 17-6.
King’s U14s were set on their way by captain Sam Higginson who galloped over for the first try inside two minutes. This was closely followed by King’s second scored by Henry Collinson. They remained in the lead right up to the final whistle with a further try scored by man of the match Angus Thomson, while full back young William Davies added the extras and also slotted a penalty.
The under-16s were next up with man of the match, hard hitting second row Sam Worthington, scampering over for the first of a brace of tries on 14 minutes.
The King’s pack continued to dominate and their defence was outstanding all game and denied a big AGS set of backs any try-scoring opportunities.
AGS’ only points came off the boots of their fly half.
Jack Hudson collapsed over the line just before half time to give Kings a 10-6 lead.
Worthington scored his second try part way through the second half and with it, killed off any chance AGS had of getting back into the game.
●● King’s School’s under-16s team celebrate their Cheshire Cup triumph