King's Worcester

16 March

Success at Solihull Invitational 7s Tournament

Tuesday saw the U14 rugby 7s team travel to Solihull to compete in the Solihull Invitational 7s Tournament.

Having had an impressive season so far, including winning the Bowl in the Dean Close 7s Tournament, this was an exciting opportunity for the boys to continue their progress towards the forthcoming National 7s tournament at Rosslyn Park.

Placed in a difficult group with local heavyweights Bromsgrove School and Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, as well as King Edward VI School Stratford, King’s performed well and dominated the pool. They beat Monmouth 29-17, Bromsgrove 36-7 and Stratford 50-0, showcasing some fantastic rugby in the process and winning each game comfortably.

This set up a quarter-final meeting with Old Swinford Hospital. King’s raised the intensity still further and demolished them 52-0. Strangely, this meant that we met Bromsgrove School again in the semi-final after they had easily beaten the hosts Solihull School in their quarter-final. Another victory, containing six tries, followed in a dominating display.

The final was against a strong and athletic King’s Warwick School side, who had also won all their games with ease throughout the day. At the end of normal time the ball was still in play with the score level at 10-10. Three minutes of last play ended with our boys scoring the decisive try with an 80-yard score from our own 22, displaying their tenacity and composure to win in the last play of the game.

Success at Solihull Invitational 7s Tournament

It was an excellent performance from all the boys involved and the perfect way to head to the National 7s at Rosslyn Park next week, where they face teams such as John Fisher School, Solihull School and Wisbech Grammar School in their pool.

We wish the boys the best of luck and hope they continue their winning streak as they head to Rosslyn Park.