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2 March 2017

West of England Rugby 7s

On Sunday 26 February 36 teams from across the South West took part in the West of England rugby 7s competition at the U14, U16 and U18 age groups. Organised by King’s College, and hosted across three separate venues, this is one of the largest rugby 7s tournaments in the calendar.

King’s entered teams at all age groups and produced a number of fantastic performances throughout the day. The U16s battled hard in a competitive age group, winning three of their pool matches with some excellent team and individual performances. The U14s showed great determination as they finished runners up in their pool and made the Plate final against Cheltenham College. In a tight game it was the overall team fitness and strong running of Hugo Larkin that proved the difference. The U14s won the final 27-7.

The U18s travelled to Taunton RFC and showed tremendous team spirit to finish as runners up in their pool as well, beating the likes of Mount Kelly and Colston’s. Kicking the day off against a well-structured Blundell’s team, in a tough and hugely physical game, King’s then proved too strong for Taunton School in the Plate final, going on to claim the trophy in that event as well.

Nick Gresswell the Director of Sport and Head of Rugby at King’s, who was heavily involved in the organisation of the event said: “The day was a huge success with all of the schools entering into the spirit of the occasion. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Taunton RFC, Taunton School, Queen’s College and King’s College for allowing the use of their facilities for the event to take place. A huge thank you must also go to the Somerset County RFU Referee Society who supplied referees at all of the venues.

The U18s can look forward to the Colston’s 7s tournament on the 5 March and then onto Rosslyn Park in the last week of term. This year King’s will enter U18, U16 and U14 teams.

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