The Year 7 boy’s rugby league team at Rainford High are celebrating after winning the St Helens Schools Cup.
The promising players capped off an extremely successful season following a hard fought and dramatic extra-time ‘golden point’ victory over Cowley International College, winning 20-16.
With only a minute of extra-time remaining, captain and man of the match George Whitby launched a cross-field bomb that was plucked out of the heavens by the mercurial Keiron Dawson, to win the cup in the most dramatic fashion.
The promising team also reached the semi-finals of the National Champion Schools competition, where they narrowly lost out to St John Fisher, Wigan.
With a mixture of experienced club players and boys for whom school has been their first taste of competitive rugby league, they have impressed all with an expansive passing game in attack and improving desire and determination in defence.
Gary Makin, head of PE at Rainford High, said: “We’re so proud that our Year 7 boy’s rugby team was victorious in winning the St Helens Schools Cup. Each student played fantastically and showed great ability throughout the match.
“Rainford High is renowned for its excellence in sport and this further cements our ongoing achievements”.