Matthew’s the match-winner

The captain of Wisbech Grammar School’s 1st XV rugby team has been making his mark at a regional level.

Forward Matthew Retchless (18), playing at number eight, scoring the winning try in a match between the Independent Schools Rugby Football Club Midlands Lambs and North Lambs, for a 17-12 triumph.

The student, who lives in Newton, was selected for a combined Northern Lambs team, featuring the pick of the midlands and north teams, in an encounter with the Southern Lambs, at Maidenhead Rugby Club on Sunday.

Master in charge of rugby Mr Alex Laybourne said: “Matt has done a fantastic job to be selected for this squad from a quality pool of players nominated by top independent schools.”