Seventh heaven for rugby teams

Our rugby sevens teams have had one of their most successful seasons to date with a number of tournament victories and a string of impressive performances.

The U18s were delighted with their win at the Cheshire sevens and they performed strongly to get to the Bowl Final of the National Schools sevens at Rosslyn Park after winning their group.

The U13s celebrated winning their group at the Cheshire sevens and the National Schools sevens at Rosslyn Park whilst the U12s won the Brian Bason sevens and finished runners-up at the Wirral Grammar School sevens.

Elsewhere, the U15s reached the final of the AKS Lytham sevens and the U14s were finalists at the Cheshire sevens and semi-finalists at the Wirral Grammar School sevens.

Other rugby successes this year:

  • The 1st XV reached the final of the Cheshire Cup final which took place at the 12,000 seater AJ Bell Stadium ahead of Sale Sharks’ home European Rugby Champions Cup tie against Saracens.
  • Our 1st and 2nd XV rugby players had a successful and action packed time on their tour of Italy. The boys defeated teams from Pordenone, Portogruaro and Udine, watched a European Rugby Challenge Cup game and took in a number of cultural sights.
  • Head Boy and 1st XV player George Chatterton has been training with Sale Sharks’ first team following strong displays for their under 18 and Jets sides.
  • Lower sixth pupil Alexander Brooks was called up to the Sale Sharks Academy and fourth year pupils Zak Sebouai and Seb Walker have been included in Sale Sharks’ Player Development Group for their games in April and May.
  • Fellow fourth year Oscar Elvin joined Zak and Seb in their respective county squads for games earlier in the year. Fifth year pupils Jenson Cullen and Andrew Goodwin were also selected for Lancashire U16s for their game against Yorkshire.
  • Thomas Travis was included in England North’s under 18 squad earlier in the year with Alex Jones named as a non-travelling reserve. Thomas was also named on the stand-by list for England’s U18 Counties’ two match tour of Ireland in April.

Reflecting on the year, Mr Hugo Corbett, Head of Rugby, said: “It has been a really positive year for our rugby boys and it is great that so many of them have got involved with the sport.

“It is very pleasing to see players throughout all of the age ranges develop and witness their enjoyment and confidence grow.”

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