Price gets it right for The Blues
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.