Junior rugby

Top team show from Spalding RFC’s talented teens

Spalding RFC’s under-16s stormed to an impressive 39-0 victory over Kesteven under-16s at the weekend. Tom Birdseye led by example as Town faced the wind in the first half, stealing two line-outs in succession and a powerful forward drive took play up to five metres from the posts. Quick ball was then supplied and an accurate flat pass from James ...

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Spalding Grammar School rugby duo race into county finals

Two rugby teams from Spalding Grammar School brilliantly booked their places in county finals last week. The school’s under-14 and under-16 sides emerged victorious in Lincolnshire League semi-finals against the same opposition – Sleaford’s Carres Grammar School. The under-14s started strongly with Henry Hoyles, playing at number eight, leading the defensive line with some very strong and accurate tackling. It ...

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Chief salutes Spalding Grammar lads despite Vase exit

Spalding Grammar School’s top under-18s rugby team saw their fantastic run in the NatWest National Vase competition come to a crushing end at the hands of King Edward VI Aston School. The strong and very well-drilled Birmingham-based side eventually overpowered the Spalding boys 52-5 in the regional final. Although the Grammar were missing a few players, Aston never let them ...

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RUGBY: Spalding RFC Under-16s win well against Derby in NLD Cup

Spalding RFC Under-16s had a superb 57-12 win over Derby on Sunday in round three of the NLD Cup group matches. Spalding racked up a 38-7 lead at half-time and ran in three further tries in the second half. A team spokesman said: “A convincing scoreline and some excellent combination and support play should give some confidence after what has ...

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RUGBY: Spalding Grammar into last 16 of national competition

Spalding Grammar School reached the last 16 of the NatWest Under-18s Vase competition after beating St Albans’ Beaumont School 23-12. It is that first time in recent history that the school have made the regional final and consolidates yet another rugby season for the school teams. The win sets up another away trip – to King Edward VI School Aston ...

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‘Brilliant’ Spalding Grammar boys begin with a real bang

Spalding Grammar School’s under-12 rugby team got off to a emphatic start with a convincing 53-0 win at Oundle. Despite just four training sessions with teacher Dave Endersbee and the coaching team of parent David Simpson and three older SGS students, the boys looked like a cohesive unit from the outset. They went ahead just a few minutes in when ...

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Welsh wizard James inspires Exiles win

Spalding RFC talent James Thomas scored a memorable try as he helped guide the Welsh Exiles to glory at an under-15 provincial tournament on Saturday. Thomas, who is from nearby Morton and attends Bourne Grammar School, was among a squad of 22 players from clubs all over England (and one from Jersey) to travel to Colwyn Bay for the event. ...

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