King's Worcester

11 April

Rugby Spring Term Round-Up 21-22

King’s Worcester Rugby 7s squads have had a brilliant season, playing in 28 tournaments across all the age groups with some outstanding rugby played against many of the leading sports schools in the country.

Rugby 7s is a game that demands a huge amount of effort and determination to compete and the physical and mental strength shown by the King’s teams has been clear to see.

Although the U12s and U13s didn’t have competitions to win this season, they both performed well and improved throughout the season. We are excited to see these players now progress to the older teams and start their competitive matches next year.

The U15s continued in their good form from the rugby 15s season. The team have played against some strong and well-respected teams and have come away with notable wins against Millfield and King’s Macclesfield.

The U16s played some entertaining rugby at times and have a lot of players who will continue to improve their skills and feed into the senior squads over the next two seasons.

Success at Solihull Invitational 7s Tournament 1

The season’s highlights came from our U14s and 1st VII, who both picked up silverware across five tournaments. The First team won the Plate at the North of England 7s and the Cup at the King’s tournament, beating Bromsgrove in the final. The U14s won the Cup at Solihull and the Plate at Dean Close and King’s.

Both teams also reached the quarter-finals at The National Schools’ tournament, which was a great achievement. It was also a first for the school to get two teams to this stage in the same year.

Academy and County Representation

Outside King’s, we are delighted to have a large number of pupils training in academy squads, with Alex Terry, George Boyle, Will Chater, Ben Williams and Sam Hawes of our First team playing for the Worcester Warriors U18 team and Ben Withnall playing for Gloucester U18s.

During the season Alex was also invited to train with the Scotland U18 team, Sam was recently selected for the South of England Academy team and Jack Lyman has recently been selected for the England Counties U18s team.

We have also had 17 younger pupils in the Worcester Warriors Junior Academy this season.

Dylan Beech-Bailey continued to progress in the U16 squad this season. Matt Franks and Sam Edwards were called into the U15 squad, where they joined Ethan Gill, Will Tucker and Will Mason.

The U14s Worcester Warriors squad has a strong King’s contingent, which is well deserved after such an impressive season, with pupils Will Dorrell, Henry Horsfall, Harry Press, Henry Hawes, Dan Arridge, Joe Dowling, Fred Tomlinson, Will Davidson, Noah DuPont, Seth Essenhigh and Alex Probert all involved.

A fantastic opportunity for all and a huge well done for their dedication to rugby outside of school commitments.