Cheshire Cup dou­ble for tal­ented King’s teams

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SCHOOLS RUGBY UNION

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

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