The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Rugby - King's V Trent College

    In a bumper day of rugby at King's, well over 100 boys in total formed 6 teams to represent the school against Trent College. The U-12 A team continued to build their reputation for ferocious defence as they ran out 30-0 winners against a very quick Trent team. There wasn’t a lot between the two sides, but King’s resolute refusal to allow Trent to score any points won them the game. Not to be outdone, the U-12 B team kept up their fine recent form with a 55-15 win. Man of the Match Sam Rowson scored a fine hat-trick, but there was also tries on debut for Will Leaning and Kaelin Smith. The U-13 A team had an enthralling back and forth encounter before eventually sneaking the win by just one try. The final score was 35-30 and the team remains unbeaten this season. They were backed up by the U-13 B team who had a similarly narrow win by 20-10. The U-14 A team had to come from behind to win their match, finding themselves 5-0 down after 15 minutes of play. However, a well-placed kick from Sam Gilbert eventually allowed Theo Mussel to score, meaning the sides went in level at half time, 5-5. In the 2nd half, King’s enjoyed much more of the possession but struggled to turn it into points. This was until a well worked move from a lineout, allowed Jack Simpson over for a deserved try which was converted by Ben Taylor. Final score, 12-5 to King’s. Finally, in another epic contest, The U-15 team earned a well-deserved 17-5 victory with tries coming from Will Dickson, Joe Dickinson and Jonathan Esiwe. The belief, determination and togetherness the boys demonstrated in the face of tough opposition was a credit to them and their school. Next up for Years 7-10 is Mount Saint Mary’s on Saturday.