Stamford School Rugby Sevens Success
Stamford School have built on their 15 a side success with an unbeaten start to their season in the shortened 7 a side format of the game. They went undefeated at Leicester Grammar School in the Tigers Under 18 7s to start the season and then went on to win the Under 18 title at the Newark RFC 7s.
The Stamford School team enjoyed early success over Nottingham High School and Leicester Grammar before going on to comprehensive victories over Oakham and Uppingham School. The boys have built their success around a well organised and physical defence led by Connor Collett. They only conceded one try at Leicester and four in the whole tournament at Newark. Angus Pinner and Tom Williams pulled all the tactical strings and Captain Tom Gulland was top try scorer.
Captain, Tom Gulland was pleased: “It was a good day’s work, 7s is always very challenging but the boys worked hard and everyone made a significant contribution.”
Henry Hives and Callum Crellin were the stand out players in the under 16 competition where the boys finished runners up to Queen Ethelbergers School on points difference.
Head of Rugby at Stamford School, David Laventure, added: “Sevens is a great game for developing players. This format really puts pressure on their fitness levels and the execution of fundamental skills when they are tired. It will serve them well for the future and it’s a great format to play and watch.”