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Seaford College rugby teams showing strength and depth

PUBLISHED: 10:28 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:28 20 October 2015

The 1st XV in action

The 1st XV in action

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Results across all age groups have been fantastic for the Seaford College rugby teams so far this term

Seaford’s U14 A team are unbeaten so far this term and for the first time in the history of the school, the U14s won matches against Hurst at A, B and C team level. The A team won 26-17, the B team won 45-0 and the C team won 19-12. Seaford’s Head of Rugby, Edward Bowden said: “The results against Hurst show the strength and depth at all levels at Seaford. Our strategy to spread our coaching resources across all levels and all age groups is paying dividends. We encourage the C team at this level with tag rugby and non-contact games to help them engage and enjoy the sport. With the U14 A’s unbeaten so far we are looking forward to their progress in the Sussex Cup after half term.”

With a remarkable 6 out of 7 wins this term, the Seaford 1st XV have been in excellent form this season. Highlights include an impressive victory over Pangbourne College, a strong win over Portsmouth Grammar School and a ferociously fast paced win against St John’s Leatherhead.

Commenting on all of the rugby teams at Seaford Edward Bowden said: “We have had a strong half term with positive performances across the board. We plan to rest and recover over half term and look ahead to the fixtures after the break. There has been a good attitude from all players and the momentum of the Rugby World Cup has brought out increased enthusiasm for the sport.”

Seaford’s 1st XV squad has several representative and county players: Matt Kouris, Lewis Sampson and Jake McQuade play for London Irish; and Andrew Dixon, Lewis Morton and Hugo Squires play for Sussex. With training for these sides once a week, school fixtures on Saturdays, and county matches on Sundays, members of the team play rugby most days a week.

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