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Rugby 7s: U13A side perform well at AKS Lytham tournament

Rugby 7s: U13A side perform well at AKS Lytham tournament

Aspiring Rugby 7s players at Rydal Penrhos turned in an encouraging display in a recent high-profile tournament.

The school’s U13A squad travelled to Lancashire for the AKS Lytham 7s tournament, which saw them test their skills against some well-respected education establishments throughout the north west.

Each member of the squad have worked incredibly hard on improving their play in the 7s discipline, and they got off on the front foot with a notable success over Merchant Taylor’s School.

This was followed by narrow losses to Lancaster Grammar School and Hutton Grammar, putting them in the Plate competition, which represented a significant achievement in itself.

They began their Plate section of the event with an outstanding victory over Bolton School, before losing the home side in what was a hotly contested affair throughout.

The Rydal Penrhos squad ended on a positive note with a dramatic 4-4 draw with Altrincham Grammar School thanks to a sensational 80-metre individual score from Year 7 pupil Max Cowen-Wright.

Following a fantastic day of action, Rydal Penrhos sealed runners-up in the Plate as a result of their exceptional efforts.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “It was a great day where the players learnt a lot about what is possible when they work hard and listen, and what happens when they don’t.

“This should give them plenty of confidence going forward and they have a very bright future ahead of them.”

U13A squad: Will Tavernor, Christian Cheesley, George Watkins, Laurence Richardson, Zac Hay, Jonathan Osbourne, Ethan Akroyd, Zac Roberts, Ollie Davies, Jaydon Blears, Max Cowen-Wright.

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