County High are the Daily Mail RBS Schools’ Under 15 Vase champions!

PUBLISHED: 17:31 06 April 2011

The teams form for a line out on the Twickenham turf

The teams form for a line out on the Twickenham turf

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Rugby players from Saffron Walden County High made history on Wednesday by winning one of top prizes in junior rugby at Twickenham.

Fives tries, scored by Hamish Ritchie, Sam McReynolds, Daniel Proctor, Edward Low, Joyal Gurung and three kicks shared between Ivan Karsten and Olly Bennett gave the delighted students a handsome 32-14 win over Harrogate Manor.

Head of PE Chris Edwards led a 400-strong travelling support down to London in bright sunshine as the talented bunch kicked off at 11am on the turf that the England side had adorned just a few weeks before against Scotland in the Six Nations.

“Everyone is absolutely delighted with the victory, it is a great achievement for everyone involved in the team.

“The lads were terrific on the day, after soaking up some pressure in the first quarter they played brilliantly and deserved the win. What is even better is we managed to make some substitutes which meant everyone got to play at Twickenham.”

Mr Edwards also paid tribute to the work of the two coaches that have lead the team to unrivalled glory: “As a school we have come close before but credit has to go to head coach Sandy Macfie and assistant Paul Mc Reynolds they have put in a lot of hard work and time to help the team get to this point.”

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