Grammar in final spree

SEVEN-a-side rugby teams at Wisbech Grammar School have reached the finals of six national tournaments and won a shield final.

The girls’ under 18 sevens team, which is only in its third season, went down 14-10 in the final of the Berkhamsted tournament against Wellington School. Tries from Catherine England (2).

In the Reigate Sevens tournament the girls reached the final against Epsom College, who won 19-10.

Girls’ captain Elizabeth Cunnington said: “The contribution from the younger members of the squad has been instrumental in our success.”

In the Reigate Sevens the boys’ U18 team lost in the shield final to The King’s School, Canterbury, and the U13s lost in the plate final of the Packwood Haugh Sevens to top rugby school Sedbergh.

The U11s from the junior school, Magdalene House, at the Malsis Sevens took two scalps (Sedbergh School and Ampleforth College) before losing to St Mary’s Hall, Stonyhurst, in the final; as well as reaching the final of the Terra Nova Sevens.

At the Wisbech Grammar School Sevens, the boys defeated Langley in the shield final.

The Grammar School’s head of sevens, Mr Ben Hoyles, praised the high quality of play.

Head of boys’ sport Mr Phillip Webb added: “We have played against some of the top rugby schools in the country and produced some excellent results.”

The girls were due to play in the Cambridgeshire Sevens today, and will travel to the National Schools Sevens at Rosslyn Park next week.