King’s top of the class on the rugby field

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THE King’s School has been crowned one of Eng­land’s top rugby sev­ens schools af­ter win­ning the over­all cham­pi­onship at the na­tional War­wick Sev­ens.

The Mac­cles­field young men com­peted in all five age groups from un­der 12s up to un­der 16s, against the cream of young English rugby tal­ent in­clud­ing sides from top sports academy Mill­field, win­ning the un­der-15 event, reach­ing the fi­nal in the un­der-13 event and win­ning the Plate at un­der-14 level

When all the wins, losses and points ag­gre­gates were tot­ted up from the five age groups, King’s were named as the top school and will as al­ways will be one of the teams to beat in all the forth­com­ing pres­ti­gious end of sea­son na­tional tour­na­ments.

The un­der-15 fi­nal saw King’s take on a hard­work­ing Wim­ble­don Col­lege team, with fly­ing cen­tre Will Fos­brook dart­ing through the cover at the death to steal the win 26-22.

Through­out the tour­na­ment cap­tain Sam Hig­gin­son had shone with a dis­play of strength and lead­er­ship.

King’s Di­rec­tor of Rugby Guy Ma­son said: “We have got a lot of very good coaches lower down the school who em­bed sev­ens tech­nique into their prac­tice ses­sions so keep­ing good depth and min­imis­ing con­tact come as se­cond na­ture.”

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