Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Positive Start for League Holders; GRASSROOTS SPORT RUGBY ROUND-UP

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Positive Start for League Holders; GRASSROOTS SPORT RUGBY ROUND-UP

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Byline: By PETER GRIFFITHS

CURRENT county league holders Egglescliffe School saw their Under-16s start the season well with a 19-0 win over Richmond School.

The Under-15s faced county league holders Richmond School in round one of the Daily Mail Cup and went down 15-50 with tries from Jon Tyson and two from Stephen Hart.

Last weekend saw the first round of a school year seven tournament at Acklam Rugby Club.

Billingham Campus, Kings Academy, St David's and Eston Park all took part and finished in that order.

In club rugby, Guisborough Under-13s beat Darlington 27-7, in what was Durham Cup Champions versus Yorkshire Champions, so it was billed to be a hearty affair.

There was some classy play by Guisborough and tries came from Ken Watts, James Fitzgibbon, Jack Robinson and Jack Appleton.

Joe Whyman kicked two conversions and flanker Bradley Naughton and hooker John Hewson were voted joint man-of-the-match.

Middlesbrough Under-14s were away to Billingham and lost 33-10 in what was their first match of the season. …

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