27 Jan 2022
Rugby: Under 18s v Norwich School, National Cup Quarter Final - report

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Stockport Grammar started strongly, scoring a couple of early tries. The hosts were dominant throughout the first half, both in attack and defence. Norwich’s major threat came from their strong driving maul, which caused SGS some issues and resulted in the visitors scoring a couple of tries of their own. Stockport re-gained momentum and through another try and a couple of Dominic Hanson penalty kicks, had a comfortable lead at the break.

Playing into the wind in the 2nd half, SGS knew that they had to continue with the same intensity and accuracy as they had started with in order to come out victorious - which they did with style. Defensively, the hosts were aggressive but disciplined which allowed Isaac Deans – who was deadly at the breakdown – to make numerous significant turnovers.

In attack, Stockport were accurate and played with a high tempo which the visitors couldn’t match. Rowan Abbot and Ewan Curran in the centres were outstanding which enabled Albert Bradshaw to excel out wide.

The SGS players ran themselves into the ground, which was seen at the final whistle as the majority of the 15 on the field dropped to their knees. The game finished 51-19 to the hosts.