Rugby champions: Peter Symonds win Wren Cup

Posted on: 04/03/2010

 Peter Symonds College 10,  King Edward V1 School 0 

by Zach Kinnaird – Team Captain

 Peter Symonds won back the Wren Cup for the first time since 2004 when they beat King Edward VI School, Southampton, by 10 points to nil. 

The jubilant Peter Symonds team after winning the Wren Cup

On a day where the pitch looked more like a farm than a playing field both teams, despite the conditions, produced a great game of rugby. The match was evenly contested after fiery opening exchanges with the majority of the game played in the middle of the pitch.

When the teams did manage to create chances, they fell to Peter Symonds, while King Edward’s were restricted to the occasional counter attack. Four minutes before half-time, the ball was worked wide where it eventually found Myles Roberts – Bailey in space, who used his pace to go in unopposed for a well deserved try. The conversion was added by Tom Humberstone to make it 7 – 0 to Peter Symonds at half time.

The second half opened up with much more expansive rugby being played. King Edward’s were chasing the game, but found themselves having to defend a flurry of Symonds attacks. Their defence was superb and they only conceded three points in the form of a penalty via the boot of Humberstone after being pinned down for so long. In the last 10 minutes King Edward’s rallied and it was now their turn to camp on the opposition’s line trying to score.

However, much like Symonds attempts earlier in the half, the defence was excellent and King Edward’s did not succeed. When the final whistle sounded both Peter Symonds fans and players erupted with joy to celebrate winning the trophy which was last won five years ago to the very day.


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