Rugby: national stars help U13s win shield

U13s rugby squad

Our rugby U13s have added the Birkenhead sevens shield to the school trophy cabinet, while two of the side’s players have been picked for a national squad.

The boys beat Calday Grange Grammar 22-5 in the final to win the shield, having defeated St Anselm’s College in the quarters and local rivals Cheadle Hulme in the semi-finals.

The winning squad – Andrew Corcoran, Emilio Ramirez, Oscar Elvin, James Nichols, George Ross, Zak Sebouai, David Hukin, Joe Davidson, Jacob Hinton, Tobey Barnfield-Lee, Max Gilbert and Seb Walker – were presented with their shield in front of their friends in assembly later in the week.

Players selected for national squad

Max and Seb have also received national recognition after being selected for the Independent Schools RFC (ISRFC) representative squad to tour Dublin at the end of March.

The boys were picked after impressing the selectors while representing the North in the ISRFC 2015 regional championships at Rugby School, where they had the honour of playing on the Close – the very field on which the sport was invented.

Tom O’Mahony from our 1st XV has also been playing for an ISRFC squad this year after progressing through the North and combined North and Midlands U18s sides.

NatWest Vase semi-final

Max and Seb will have ambitions of matching Tom, who was named in schools rugby website In at the Side’s NatWest Cup team of the day following his performance for our 1st XV in the competition’s semi-finals at Allianz Park.

Stockport Grammar 1st XV at Allianz Park

1st XV at Allianz Park

Despite defeat to Seevic College, reaching the NatWest Vase semi-finals was a fantastic achievement in what has been one of the most successful ever seasons for a 1st XV at Stockport Grammar.

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