Last gasp penalty sees Sedbergh advance

Wednesday 9 March 2016

Falcons academy players shine as Cumbrian school qualifies for Twickenham showpiece final

Three of Newcastle Falcons younger academy members will play at Twickenham next week after Sedbergh School booked their place in the NatWest Schools Cup Final.

The Cumbrian school beat Millfield 13-10 in their semi final at Allianz Park, with academy Fly Half Will Haydon Wood calmly kicking the winning penalty with the last kick of the game, after standing out in attack throughout the game.

Fellow academy members Harry Hill and Carwyn Tuipulotu, the son of former Tonga captain Kati also impressed, with Hill taking overall Man of the Match honours and scoring his side’s first try, while Tuipulotu played as an U14 in the U15 game.

Speaking post match, Sedbergh head coach Chris Swainson said: “It was a tremendous game played by two good teams. I was pleased we scored the late penalty because it was reward for our strong finish. We have played some good rugby this season and this is a great reward for the squad.”

Sedbergh will face Wellington College in the final of the competition on Wednesday March 16t, with live coverage at www.englandrugby.com

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