Kirkham register six wins in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy

Kirkham become the first team to register six wins in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy, while Brighton College host the touring Wallabies

  • Kirkham registered their sixth win by beating RGS Newcastle last Saturday 
  • Kirkham’s run has lifted them into fourth place behind leaders Sedbergh
  • Trinity posted a second notable win in a week by beating Epsom

Kirkham are the first team this season to post six wins in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy.

The Lancashire team were runners up in 2015 and are now out to lift this national competition fought out over the autumn term by over 100 teams on a merit-table points system.

Kirkham registered win No 6 when beating RGS Newcastle last Saturday, 57-7, in the first of five games over the next month.

Australia used Brighton College as a training base for the autumn internationals

Prop Rhys Fray scored two tries in a dominant forward display. He was continuing a prominent campaign including a hat-trick against Northampton School for Boys before the half-term break.

The overall display brought praise from coach Aled Trenhaile who said: “That was probably our best so far against a very competitive team.”

His squad next meet Ipswich on Tuesday at Loughborough University followed by Leicester GS at the Sandbach club in Cheshire on November 20.

Kirkham’s run has lifted them into fourth place behind leaders Sedbergh whose five wins have brought a better average of 6 per match compared to 5.43 for Kirkham.

Sedbergh, who host Warwick on Saturday, resumed after the break in posting a 31-5 win over Denstone. Halfbacks Will Wootton and Will Roue both scored a try.

The Wallabies followed the England and South African squads by using the Brighton facilities

Trinity, who ended KCS Wimbledon’s unbeaten run last week, posted a second notable win in a week when recording a 35-16 result at home to Epsom.

The win ended Epsom’s unbeaten run of five games and continues the improvement in form of Trinity, the Croydon-based school, who almost upset champions Cranleigh early on in the campaign.

Brighton College had a watching brief over half-term when the touring Wallabies used the school as a training base before their autumn internationals.

Covid regulations stopped the Brighton squad training alongside the Australians who were following the England and South African squads who have both used the facilities in the last few years.

Brighton, who started Marcus Smith on the pathway to the England squad, host The Tiffin School on Saturday in their first match since the half-term break. 




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