Rugby Side Celebrates Best Season In A Generation

Tuesday 14 December 2010

The GSAL 1st XV is celebrating its best season for 47 years, winning 11 matches from 11…a feat unheard of since 1963!

Their string of wins came to an end however, when they were knocked out of the Daily Mail RBS U18 Cup by arch rivals RGS Newcastle, although they remain unbeaten for Saturday fixtures.

Earlier in the tournament, the GSAL team had beaten RGS Newcastle 25-15, but were defeated 8-3 by them in a return match at home.

Head of Rugby, John McKenzie, has now nominated the youngsters for a Rugby World magazine Schools’ Team of the Month Award.

He said: “The team really deserve some recognition for their achievement. We have struggled at 1st XV level on a tough rugby circuit in the North of England but, on the back of sustained work in developing the quality of rugby delivered at the school over the past six years, the future is looking more positive.”

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