King's trump city rivals RGS to remain Worcester's No 1 team in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy

King’s trump city rivals RGS to remain Worcester’s No 1 team as Alex Terry dazzles with superb individual try in front of 3,500 fans in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy

  • King’s School Worcester asserted their city dominance over local rivals RGS 
  • Alex Terry scored the pick of the tries to help the hosts to a 39-12 victory  
  • A crowd of 3,500 were in attendance to see King’s secure city bragging rights
  • SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy leaders Sedbergh face Wellington next week


King’s School Worcester remain the city’s No 1 team in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy.

A 39-12 victory extended King’s hold over rivals RGS Worcester in a match which continues to be one of the best attended in English schools rugby.

The 2021 clash at Sixways attracted a crowd estimated at 3,500 and featured flashing lights after each score.

King's proved they remain top dogs in Worcester after beating local rivals RGS on Thursday

King’s proved they remain top dogs in Worcester after beating local rivals RGS on Thursday

The best try was posted by King’s scrum-half Alex Terry whose break ended in a chip and chase for a memorable first-half score.

King’s led 17-7 at half-time and pulled away in the second half to win by five tries to two. Centre George Tomlinson kicked 12 points while the other scores came from Will Chater, Jack Lyman, George Hira and Will Wrout.

RGS had taken an early lead when scrum-half James Grainger had scored off a charge down following a scrum, but King’s proved too strong to back up a win in the last clash in 2019.

Another well-attended match at a neutral venue will see Trophy leaders Sedbergh face Wellington at the Broadstreet club near Coventry next Wednesday.

Alex Terry scored the best try of the game with a blistering break in the first half of the game

Alex Terry scored the best try of the game with a blistering break in the first half of the game

This annual clash sees Sedbergh arrive unbeaten in six games having accounted for Warwick last week.

Captain Ben Wright led the way by scoring two tries in a 48-7 win. Will Roue kicked six out of seven conversions.

Wellington, who have won the title three times, are not matching those deeds this autumn by losing twice, the latest to unbeaten Clifton College, 22-23.

Clifton are joined in pursuit of Sedbergh by Epsom and Kirkham who are also unbeaten.

Kirkham’s latest win came on Tuesday when they toppled Ipswich 13-10 at Loughborough University.

3,500 spectators turned out to see King's earn bragging rights against local rivals RGS

3,500 spectators turned out to see King’s earn bragging rights against local rivals RGS

A quick start brought two tries and some good defence were the features of Kirkham’s latest success. Those early scores came from wing Efan Edwards and prop Pat Bell.

Ipswich, helped by a try from Rory Hollis, fought back to level at 10-10 before Kirkham captain Aaron Pope landed a crucial penalty.

Millfield, another of the unbeaten teams, travel to face improving Whitgift this Saturday (Nov 20).

Whitgift have won their last three games including a 28-5 victory at Dulwich last weekend. Captain Ben Clark scored two tries and one each came from Seb Driscoll and Jamie Flatley.

The Trophy, sponsored by the SOCS, the schools management system, is played over the autumn term by more than 100 teams on a merit table basis.

The Daily Mail Trophy Merit Table | The Schools’ Rugby Website (schoolsrugby.co.uk).

source: dailymail.co.uk