Twickenham try double

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Wisbech teenager De la Rey Veenendaal scored two tries in the Schools Under 18 Cup final at Twickenham but his team Oakham School lost out to Whitgift 45-24.

The 18-year-old, who also represents Midlands U18 and Northampton Saints Academy, scored his first try in the first half when he sliced through a soft Whitgift defensive line from a scrum on the halfway line to touch down in the corner.

Earlier he had been denied a try when he intercepted a loose pass on halfway and raced towards the line before being dragged down just short.

His second try came in the second half but too late to prevent an Oakham defeat.

A number of Wisbech friends and supporters made the trip and it was an individual performance of which Veenendaal can be truly proud.