Kings of Wessex secure county silverware

KINGS of Wessex School Under-14 rugby boy’s team were delighted to take home the silverware after winning the Somerset County Cup last week against Castle School, Taunton.

KINGS of Wessex School Under-14 rugby boy’s team were delighted to take home the silverware after winning the Somerset County Cup against Castle School, Taunton.

After a highly successful unbeaten season, the team travelled to North Petherton in confident spirit.

The first try was scored within a matter of minutes by second-row Chris Ames. There were some crunching tackles from Kieran Gibson in midfield, giving Kings the impetus to set up a platform for some delightful running rugby.

A second try followed from James Board’s offload to Sam Dearsley, who ran through three tackles to score. Josh Daly demonstrated his lightning pace with two fine runs, both of which he touched down to score.


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A lapse in concentration led to a try from Castle, which was converted, but scrum-half Robbie Wallis created havoc, putting pressure on his opposite number and making some darting breaks to give others the space to run with the ball.

Tom Cooksey showed his physical prowess by dominating the forward play and managed to score two tries. More pressure from Gibson led to a fumble which led to a score. Jamie Ponsford finished the scoring with a long chase and try. He also kicked five conversions, while Kye Whelan kicked one.

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Coach Lyndon Davies said: “This was a tremendous conclusion to an excellent season. The most satisfying part about the game was that the whole squad gave their all and everyone performed to the best of their ability.”

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