Young rugby stars from Wisbech Grammar School play final games in front of thousands
PUBLISHED: 13:17 20 October 2010
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.