Success for RGS Worcester in the annual Modus-sponsored rugby fixture between RGS and the King’s School Worcester

28 Nov 2013

An electric atmosphere at Sixways for the annual Modus-sponsored rugby fixture between RGS and the King’s School produced a combative and competitive encounter between two well-matched teams, with the RGS half of Worcester gaining the honours 15-8.

In contrast to previous fixtures, the RGS Worcester players were extremely relaxed ahead of the game having hit some good form in their previous three matches. Despite King’s going ahead with an early penalty, RGS remained confident and were unlucky not to capitalise on the some line breaks. Some sharp handling from the RGS backline ended with a fine Billy Grant effort from 30 metres out, producing the first try of the game. An extremely well organised King’s side maintained pressure on the RGS defence throughout the first half and they took the lead in the final play of the first half when wing Ryan Kerley finished off crisply.

Some tactical fine tuning saw RGS dominate the second half with some exceptional handling and attacking lines. Critically, the RGS pack started to dominate. A try fittingly came from the RGS captain, Harry Bee, who crossed from short range after a display of sheer dynamism and commitment that inspired his team. RGS worked hard to keep possession and close the game out keeping King’s camped in their own 22. RGS Worcester Head Coach Phil Evans and Head of Rugby Ben Taylor were delighted: “These games are always extremely competitive and hard fought. This match was a shining example of school rugby of the highest calibre.  The result stems from a lot of hard work and a new rugby development plan at the school, most pleasing was the attitude of the players and the way they reacted to the pressure.”

RGS currently has a stranglehold over King’s with wins in rugby, football and cricket.  Special mention to George Morgan, who has now played in all three winning RGS teams; a rare achievement.

A contest that crackled with energy, hard hits and intensity belonged to RGS Worcester, 15-8.


Photo: Chris Ham Photography