RUGBY: King’s School seven help NLD to victory

Pictured from left are Josh Watts (injured), William Cousins, James Newman, Callum Slack, Jack Plowman, Jordan Slack, Joshua Hubbard and Connor Slack.
Pictured from left are Josh Watts (injured), William Cousins, James Newman, Callum Slack, Jack Plowman, Jordan Slack, Joshua Hubbard and Connor Slack.

Seven players from King’s School first XV represented their county in the Notts, Lincs and Derbys side who took on Leicestershire in a local derby last Wednesday.

The result went NLD’s way with a resounding 36-10 victory.

King's School first XV at the home of Saracens.

King's School first XV at the home of Saracens.

The boys were being observed by Midlands selectors and graded on their performance which will hopefully result in Midlands trials for the majority of the boys from King’s, who also have lofty ambitions of representing England against France and Wales in February.

Without the above seven players and the injured Josh Watts, King’s School first XV travelled to Allianz Park last Wednesday, home of Premiership side Saracens, to play in the inaugural Hugh Raynor Cup on the first ever premiership rugby 4G pitch.

Hugh is an old boy of King’s and very generously sponsored the whole event as a celebration of his year as Lord Mayor of Barnet.

The boys of King’s took on Queen Elizabeth Grammar School from Barnet. The match was evenly contested and, despite being under strength, King’s showed the depth of their squad to play out a very close contest with QE who ran out eventual winners by 17 points to 12.

King’s man of the match was their captain on the day Harvey Green who scored a try and kicked a very difficult conversion from the touchline.

King’s are now looking forward to playing for the cup next year in what is sure to be a highlight of the King’s first XV fixture list for years to come.