The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Success at Rugby 7s

    King’s attended the County Rugby 7’s Championships with high expectations having won 2 of the 3 age groups last year. All 3 teams had highly successful 15-a-side seasons and were hoping this form would translate into the 7’s season. The U14 team, led by captain Ben Taylor, had the challenge of defending their title from last year and were the team everyone wanted to beat. They did so successfully playing some fantastic offloading, attacking rugby and whilst remaining resolute and watertight in defence. The U13 team were out for revenge having been unsuccessful in reaching the final last year. The team were determined to make sure they earned some silverware this year, rarely giving their opponents even a sniff of victory. Playmaker Ethan Blackmore orchestrated the attacking play beautifully, putting his team mates into space and organising the defence well. The final against Bourne was a display of total dominance resulting in a 50-0 win. It was all new for the U12 team who were competing in their first 7’s tournament. The team got off to a shaky start, losing one of their first group stage games to St. Hugh’s, but still qualified for the top Cup competition as group runners up. This meant King’s had a rematch with St Hugh’s in the next group stage where King’s got their revenge and won comfortably. The final against Spalding was a tightly contested affair with King's running out as 12-5 winners. This concluded an incredibly successful and rewarding day for King’s with three County Championship trophies to add to the trophy cabinet.