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President Kennedy School’s year 10 rugby team made history by beating a King Henry VIII team which included 5 Warwickshire players. The game was a Coventry Cup quarter final played away at KHVIII. Our team took an early lead through a typical rampaging run by Sam Dapaah, converted by Ryan Forrest. King Henry VIII School hit back with a converted try of their own. Our strong forwards pack then rolled a maul down towards the try line and Sam crashed over for his second try.  Almost straight from the kick off, Henry’s replied with another converted try to lead 14-12 at half time.

The second half started badly for President Kennedy School as they were reduced to 14 men for 7 minutes. However, we showed excellent determination and took the lead through a converted Josh Ryan try. Henry’s then applied the pressure and after some excellent defence from Sandis Graveris, finally crossed the President Kennedy School line to level the scores at 19-19 with 8 minutes to go. President Kennedy School showed great character and a barnstorming run from Aron Boakye took us into the oppositions 22. From here,      Matthew Tilt forced himself over the line to secure a winning score. President Kennedy School defended like heroes for the last 5 minutes, making tackle after tackle including one massive double tackle from Aron and Jack McCann. As the final whistle blew, there were joyous celebrations from students and staff alike.

Final score: King Henry VIII School 19 - President Kennedy School 24.                                    

 

President Kennedy School’s year 10 rugby team made history by beating a King Henry VIII team which included 5 Warwickshire players. The game was a Coventry Cup quarter final played away at KHVIII. Our team took an early lead through a typical rampaging run by Sam Dapaah, converted by Ryan Forrest. King Henry VIII School hit back with a converted try of their own. Our strong forwards pack then rolled a maul down towards the try line and Sam crashed over for his second try.  Almost straight from the kick off, Henry’s replied with another converted try to lead 14-12 at half time.

The second half started badly for President Kennedy School as they were reduced to 14 men for 7 minutes. However, we showed excellent determination and took the lead through a converted Josh Ryan try. Henry’s then applied the pressure and after some excellent defence from Sandis Graveris, finally crossed the President Kennedy School line to level the scores at 19-19 with 8 minutes to go. President Kennedy School showed great character and a barnstorming run from Aron Boakye took us into the oppositions 22. From here,      Matthew Tilt forced himself over the line to secure a winning score. President Kennedy School defended like heroes for the last 5 minutes, making tackle after tackle including one massive double tackle from Aron and Jack McCann. As the final whistle blew, there were joyous celebrations from students and staff alike.

Final score: King Henry VIII School 19 - President Kennedy School 24.