King's Worcester

25 October

King’s 1st XV beaten in Modus Cup Challenge

RGS Worcester retained the Modus Cup following an exciting game and a strong performance both from RGS and the King's 1st XV team on Wednesday evening. 

King’s supporters packed the East stand of the Sixways Stadium on a beautifully clear autumnal evening, as Captain Max Richardson led the team into The Modus Cup Challenge, now in its twelfth year.

A strong start from both teams made for a pulsating first half, with King’s registering the first points of the night when fly-half Ethan Summerwill landed a penalty on 23 minutes. RGS missed a penalty kick just four minutes later but crossed for their first try moments later and continued to extend their lead to 12–3 going into half-time.

RGS continued to add to the scoreboard during the second half, but King’s were undeterred and were rewarded with a fantastic try from full-back and Vice-Captain Charles Clark in the 44th minute. RGS responded with their fourth try which was converted, taking their lead to 26-8.

King’s right wing, George Hale, went on to score an unconverted try in the 54th minute but RGS sealed their win in the 70th minute with a fifth try, taking the final score to 31 – 13 in favour of RGS. 

King’s Director of Sport, Jonny Mason, said, “Both teams played good rugby, making for an exciting and enjoyable game. Although the final score wasn’t in our favour, we enjoyed some exceptional highlights and I’m incredibly proud of the way in which King’s pulled together and worked as a team. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough on the night and we’d like to offer our congratulations to RGS on their win.”