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Kirkham claim North of England Schools 7s & overcome nemesis

Kirkham Grammar School claimed their second 7s title of the 2015 season at Sunday’s North of England Schools 7s.

In doing so, they overcame their nemesis this 7s season, Sedbergh, who Kirkham had met in the final of their previous two Super 7s Series tournaments only to go on to lose.

This time they met in the semi finals have both topped their respective Groups and come through the quarter finals. It looked like a case of déjà vu though as Sedbergh took a 17-5 half time lead, however a stunning comeback from Kirkham saw them score nineteen unanswered second half points to take a 24-17 victory.

That, allied to a storming 36-5 win over King’s Worcester, sent them into the final against RGS Newcastle full of confidence.

That confidence showed as they secured another 24-17 victory over the Group G winners, from whose pool the Plate winners, Bradford Grammar School, had also come.

It was a hugely significant victory for Kirkham Grammar School in that semi final, and is a result that will be noted with interest from schools across the length and breadth of the country as Rosslyn Park edges ever closer.

North of England Schools 7s Results:

Bowring Trophy Winners – Kirkham Grammar School

Final:

Kirkham Grammar School 24-17 RGS Newcastle

Plate Winners – Bradford Grammar School

Plate Final:

Bradford Grammar School 24-0 Hymers College

North of England Schools 7s Group A Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

Sedbergh

4

0

0

8

2

Worksop College

3

0

1

6

3

Loretto

2

0

2

4

4

Woodhouse Grove

1

0

3

2

5

Ampleforth College

0

0

4

0

North of England Schools 7s Group B Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

Queen Ethelburga’s

3

0

0

6

2

St Anselm’s College

2

0

1

4

3

QES Kirkby

1

0

2

2

4

Ermysted’s Grammar School

0

0

3

0

North of England Schools 7s Group C Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

Pocklington

4

0

0

8

2

Altrincham Grammar School

2

0

2

4

3

Mount St Mary’s College

2

0

2

4

4

Durham

1

0

3

2

5

AKS Arnold

1

0

3

2

North of England Schools 7s Group D Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

King’s School, Macclesfield

2

0

1

4

2

Hymers College

2

0

1

4

3

Hereford Cathedral School

2

0

1

4

4

Wirral Grammar School

0

0

3

0

North of England Schools 7s Group E Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

Kirkham Grammar School

3

0

0

6

2

Birkenhead

2

0

1

4

3

Ellesmere College

1

0

2

2

4

Calday Grange Grammar School

0

0

3

0

North of England Schools 7s Group F Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

Barnard Castle

3

0

0

6

2

Trent College

1

0

2

2

3

Rydal Penrhos

1

0

2

2

4

Sandbach

1

0

2

2

North of England Schools 7s Group G Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

RGS Newcastle

3

0

0

6

2

Bradford Grammar School

2

0

1

4

3

Manchester Grammar School

1

0

2

2

4

Lymm High School

0

0

3

0

North of England Schools 7s Group H Final Standings

Pos

Team

W

D

L

Points

1

King’s School, Worcester

3

0

0

6

2

RGS Lancaster

2

0

1

4

3

Merchant Taylors’

1

0

2

2

4

Princethorpe College

0

0

3

0

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