31 Jul 2017

Monday 31 July 2017

On Saturday afternoon the King’s First XV resumed their 1A season with a match against Dilworth School. 

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After three consecutive narrow losses it was imperative that our team got back on track with a win. Given that it had been four weeks since their previous game it was expected that our team would be a little rusty. The first half was a mixture of some great plays interspersed with many unforced errors and uncharacteristic mistakes. However, as the game went on the boys blew out the rust and started to take control of the game.

Zarn Sullivan, playing his first match since June showed some great touches at first five eight, and his passing game allowed the team to play with more width. Lukas Halls was in great form and carried the ball strongly which gave the team some great front foot ball to play off. Lukas also helped himself to two tries. The front row of Hayes Okesene, Trent Freeman and Zoan Patua were very prominent in loose play, with Freeman scoring one try and Patua helping himself to a brace of tries. Other players to impress were Meihana Grindlay and Callum Douglas on the wing. After a slow start the team ran away with the game to record a convincing 50-0 victory. 

“The win keeps King’s in touch but other results in the competition have made things very tight at the top with five teams fighting it out for the Top 4,” says Head of Sport, Jim Potts.

“The equation for King’s is simple; we just have to win the next two games to give ourselves a chance in the Top 4 and hope that other results go our way.”