Stamford School First XV got their season off to a healthy start with a 31-17 away win at Wellingborough School. Despite early pressure, Stamford dominated both territory and possession through the first period and their first try came through strong work up front from Ed Hagget-King and Matthew Beaver.
Stamford were always ahead through good attacking performances from Louis Grimoldby and Tommy Mitchell. First XV debutant Tom Gulland crashed over from close range to start the second period before Lucas Hammond on the wing put the icing on the cake. Strong performances up front from Bertie Toseland and Ross Cutteridge meant that whilst it was not a great performance, the result was never in doubt.
The win was on the back of some tough pre-season work up in the North of England where they were based along with the 2nd XV, under 16 and under 15A sides. The boys enjoyed four days of hard work next to the beaches up on the Lancashire coast and finished up with three good wins against Kirkham Grammar School.