A powerful display of running rugby put Wisbech Grammar School’s 1st VII in second place in a tough group at Reed’s Sevens in Surrey.
Against Pangbourne College, St John’s School, Leatherhead and the Royal Grammar School, Guildford, Wisbech scored eight tries (Matthew Retchless four, Joshua Widdowson three and Patrick Webb).
Wisbech then lost to Hurstpierpoint College in the semi-final by a single score.
Tries: Oliver Timms and Matthew Retchless.
lThe captain of Wisbech Grammar School’s 1st XV rugby team wins his second cap for the national independent schools’ side against the Boys’ Clubs of Wales.
Matthew Retchless (18) from Newton will play at Maidenhead RFC on Sunday, the third of four warm-up fixtures before an Easter tour of Ireland.
lWisbech Grammar School’s preparatory school has won the Beeston Hall under 9 hockey tournament on goal difference.
Magdalene House beat Taverham Hall 1-0, Town Close 1-0 and Gresham’s Prep 3-0 and drew 0-0 with Beeston Hall.
Josh Sandall was named player of the tournament in the B team competition.