Price gets it right for The Blues

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Classifieds -

FOR­MER Wis­bech Gram­mar School pupil Alis­tair Price has just com­pleted a su­perb sea­son.

The highly-rated 18 year-old was cap­tain of the Bed­ford Blues Academy Un­der 19 side that beat Ivy­bridge 31-15 to win the In­vestabroad Prop­er­ties Na­tional Un­der 19 Cup for a record fifth time in six sea­sons in Mon­day’s final at Franklin’s Gar­dens - the Northamp­ton Saints Ground.

Af­ter a shaky start, by half-time the Blues were 17-3 in the lead. And they went fur­ther ahead with a third try just af­ter half-time.

Ivy­bridge, with true Devon spirit and very vo­cal sup­port from their fans, hit back with two quick tries to nar­row the gap to 24-15.

Bed­ford then took con­trol of the game and from a great counter-at­tack scrum-half Price broke free to make great ground and feed cen­tre Felix Stree­ton for the try of the game.

The win came af­ter a very busy year for Price. He played for Scot­land Un­der 20s A against Eng­land Coun­ties last Fri­day at St An­drews Univer­sity and helped Scot­land win 33-16. Then he flew back down on Satur­day to train with the Academy squad in prepa­ra­tion for Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day’s game against Ivy­bridge.

He was also part of the win­ning Sara­cens team who won the pres­ti­gious Mel­rose Rugby 7s tour­na­ment in Scot­land last month.

He has also re­cently signed a con­tract with the Bed­ford Blues for next sea­son 2012/13.

Price played for West Nor­folk Rugby Club as a young­ster and played East­ern Coun­ties when he was 16.

He played first team rugby for Wis­bech Gram­mar School and also starred for their first XI at cricket.

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