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    King's Wins the Prestigious Stonyhurst Sevens

    King's Wins the Prestigious Stonyhurst Sevens

    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 finals.

     

    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.”

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