King's Sixth Form

14 October

First XV Rugby win the first round of the National Plate

On Wednesday 13th October, the First XV Rugby Team played in their first round of the National Plate, winning 17-5.

The team travelled away to Abingdon School, near Oxford, and were keen to post an impressive victory, following disappointment the previous week against Bromsgrove School. Abingdon School had a large crowd, with the rest of the school watching, meaning the boys did well to maintain their composure and keep their heads.

Approaching the end of the first half, King’s were 5-0 down, but a try just before half time scored by Sebastian L meant the game was tied going into the second half.

To help secure the victory, the boys controlled the second half well and played excellent rugby with ball in hand, allowing for some great decision making and a notable try from Ben A.

Deputy Director of Rugby, Mr Greenall comments, “The win against Abingdon was a fantastic result; it was a massive performance but our success so far this season has come from our defence and it was no different in this game. For large parts of the match we had to defend in our 22 and it was impressive to see the desire and determination of the whole squad not to concede.”

In the next round, the team face Malvern College away at Malvern, and this will be played shortly after half term.

In preparation for this, the team are travelling away for the weekend to Ipswich to play in the St Joseph’s College Rugby Festival. This is the premium rugby festival, with six games being played over the weekend, each game being 25 minutes in length. In our pool, we face Millfield School, Brighton College and St Joseph’s College.

Best of luck to the boys this weekend and in the 2nd round of the National Plate!