Three Seaford College students were part of the Worthing RFU team that became national U17 Cup winners at the weekend, when their side defeated York RFU at the 12,000-capacity AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester. Year 12 pupil Fergus Guiry scored the winning try in the last minute after receiving a pass from fellow sixth former Max Newton, and James Porteous also played a vital role in securing the victory.
Worthing fought back from 10-0 down to seal a dramatic 20-13 win with the final play of the match. “We always had confidence in ourselves that, if we could keep the ball, we would be able to put enough tempo on it to win it,” said Worthing head coach Jack Roberts. “It was something we talked about at half-time and said if we didn’t learn lessons in the second half then this game would have got away from us, but the boys resolved it and it was a great moment at the end.”
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