King’s School Macclesfield – School Team of the Month (November 2012)
Posted 148 days ago
KING’S SCHOOL, Macclesfield held off St Paul’s School, Eltham College, Ellesmere College and Rugby to claim this month’s award.
After an unbeaten tour of Canada, the Cheshire school – led by No 8 Jack Sadler – reeled off nine consecutive wins against stiff opposition to register as good a start as any in recent memory.
There were outstanding wins over QEGS Wakefield, Lymm HS and RGS Lancaster, but the pick was a first win over Sedbergh, watched by close to 1,000 people under the Macclesfield RFC lights. Tries from Jamie Duncan, centre Ben Marsden and hooker Dominic Sheratte clinched a famous win in which there were standout displays by Sadler, Marsden, flanker Johnny Kenny and scrum-half Henry Ravenscroft.
Sadler has been a key man up front alongside a strong front row of Dan Percival, Sheratte and Mike Parker. Kenny, who missed out on an England U16 cap through injury two years ago, has been a great ball-carrier, Marsden has made breaks and ground constantly, and Ravenscroft – last year’s full-back – has slotted effortlessly into the No 9 shirt.
Matt Stubbs has kicked 88 valuable points – none more so than the 11 against Sedbergh – while the tireless Kenny is top try-scorer with eight to his name.
This article appeared in the January 2013 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Like Rugby World? Subscribe to the magazine for the latest comprehensive content.