The up and coming rugby talent at King’s Macclesfield
triumphed in one of the country’s top sevens tournaments with a display of
incisive, attacking rugby.
Each year, teams travel to the Stonyhurst Sevens from
all from all over the country, with 20 top schools on the invite list, but it
was arch local rivals Manchester Grammar School that King’s beat 26 -17 in the
In the earlier rounds, King’s U16 squad had beaten
Bolton Grammar School, St Mary’s Crosby and Lancaster Grammar School in the
group stages before putting Kirkby Lonsdale to the sword 46 – 0 in the quarters
and holding off The London Oratory with a solid 21 – 14 win the semi-final. In
a nail-biting final, first half tries from scrum half Alex Davies and
power-packed forward Cyrus Kerfoot saw King’s take a narrow lead, but the win
was sealed in the dying moments when flying winger Sam Worthington brushed past
the opposition to score from the half-way line.
King’s U18s also had a good tournament, but were
stopped at the semi-finals by The London Oratory team, regarded as one of the
best school rugby sides in the capital.
King’s Head of Rugby Giles Hetherington said: “The
results bode well both for the Rosslyn Park Sevens next week, which is a truly
national event, and for the strength of the first XV as this crop of fine young
talent comes through.”