RUGBY: Grantham King’s School reach their highest national achievement

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King’s School achieved their highest placing in a national rugby competition at the weekend.

Competing in the prestigious Rosslyn Park All England National Sevens, King’s managed to reach the last four of the tournament.

Up against some of the top rugby playing schools in the country, in the pool stages King’s defeated London Oratory 21-5, Bryantson School 35-10 and Hereford Cathedral School 45-12.

They then cruised through their quarter-final against Kent-based Cranbrook School 41-12, but injuries began to take their toll and King’s went out 35-15 in the semi-final with Hampton School from London.

King’s School head coach Cathal McHugh said the boys were “amazing ambassadors” for the school and the county, who they were representing as reigning Lincolnshire champions.

Cathal said: “These boys will now go down in the history books as the most successful rugby team that the school has ever produced.

“It is a privilege and honour to be the head of rugby at such a great rugby playing school like King’s. “It must also be noted that King’s finished higher than well-known schools such as Whitgift, Millfield School, Warwick, RGS Newcastle, Truro and St Joesph’s College.”