RUGBY: King’s School duo make it into Midlands squad

James Newman and Callum Slack
James Newman and Callum Slack
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Two rugby playing students from King’s School have made it into the Midlands squad this year.

They are James Newman and Callum Slack, both of whom also play for Newark RFC.

King's School Year 11 rugby team

King's School Year 11 rugby team

They played against England Lambs (an England representative side that is made up of boys that attend private schools in England) and the Midlands squad won the game 38-7.

Both boys were a credit to King’s and they will now play the North of England in the hope that they may earn a call-up for England, as the game will also act as an England trial.

l King’s School won all three RFU Lincolnshire schools county cup titles this year and were commended by Gareth Short (RFU regional development officer for Lincolnshire) on the sportsmanship they showed and their skill levels.

There were only three county cups in rugby this year at Year 8, 9 and 11 and King’s won them all in emphatic fashion on the county cup finals day at Lincoln RFC last Thursday.

King's School Year 8 rugby team

King's School Year 8 rugby team

The Year 8 team beat DeAston of Market Rasen 49-22, whilst the Year 9s defeated Brumby Outwood from Scunthorpe 20-5 in an enthralling game. The Year 11 squad secured a treble of county titles with a clinical performance in a 38-0 win over De Aston.

King’s School head of rugby Cathal McHugh said: “The key to our success was regular training sessions throughout the year, with excellent attendance by the boys and the dedication and commitment of the PE staff at King’s in playing regular Saturday morning fixtures against the private schools in the local area, and further afield.

“I am delighted with how the boys at King’s play their rugby and the hard work and commitment they show to training and playing matches every week for the school.”

King's School Year 9 rugby team

King's School Year 9 rugby team