Young rugby stars from Wisbech Grammar School play final games in front of thousands

TALENTED young rugby players from Wisbech Grammar School played the final round of their house matches on a grand stage, when they stepped out in front of thousands of fans at the Twickenham Stoop stadium.

The under-13 sides completed their tournament during the interval of Harlequins’ Challenge Cup clash with Italian club side Cavalieri Prato.

In the first-place play-off, Holmes house defeated Sparks and in the play-off for third and fourth places Clarkson defeated Peckover.

Head of boys’ sport Phillip Webb said: “The house matches on the famous Stoop pitch were the highlight of the day for the middle school boys. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience of playing in front of a packed Harlequins stadium.”

Earlier in the day all the school’s rugby sides were in action against the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School on a ground adjacent to the United Kingdom’s premier rugby stadium at Twickenham.

The 1st XV match was a hard fought contest, with Wisbech Grammar School taking control in the last ten minutes of the second half and notching up a 47-30 win. The school’s 2nd XV held the opposition to a 0-0 draw.

There were wins for the under-14s (27-12), the under-13s (31-0) and the under 12A team (29-7), while the under-15s lost 25-20 and the under-12B side lost 22-12.