Ellesmere Are Magnificent In Sevens

Ellesmere are in seventh heaven after sweeping their rivals aside in the King's School Worcester Sevens. Ellesmere overcome hosts and holders King's School 19-12 in the final to clinch glory with the prefect record. Tries from Ali Miller, Jack Martin and Rob Leighton saw Ellesmere to victory in the showdown for silverware.

Earlier, Ellesmere came through a dramatic semi-final to beat Colston's School from Bristol 22-19, with Miller scoring on the final play of the game. Lewis Suckling finished the day as top try scorer for Ellesmere College. The youngsters had steam rolled their way through the group stages with wins against RGS Worcester (36-0), Bishop Vesey's (38-12), KES Birmingham (26-0) before recording an impressive 27-5 quarter-final win against Adams Grammar School.

Ellesmere College captain Ted Parker commented: "We targeted this tournament at the start of the sevens season and we knew with how well we've progressed as sevens team, that we could progress to at least the final. It's a great stepping stone for the boys."

Director of Rugby at Ellesmere, Alex Murphy, said "The team found their form and played some excellent sevens style rugby, they managed to calmly keep hold of the ball for long periods and score some tremendous tries. This is a great achievement for the team and I am sure they can only get better".

1st April 2014  Back to News