Five in a row for a super side

Morpeth RFC U11s have won the Northumberland County Cup for the fifth year in a row.

Morpeth RFC U11s have won the Northumberland County Cup for the fifth year in a row.

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A GROUP of town youngsters have more than likely re-written the Northumberland mini rugby record books after landing yet more silverware.

The Morpeth Rugby Club U11s side recently won the county cup for a fifth consecutive year. The successes have continued through the age groups from the U7 starting point.

They also won the trophy for developing teams and it is the third year running that this section has made it a clean sweep of the county competition.

Both sides played some excellent rugby in scoring a combined total of 36 tries and conceding only one, which is proof of lots of hard work spent on the training pitch. It was a deserved win for the developing squad that had twice fallen just short in competitions earlier this year.

Meanwhile, two of the U11 lads, James Blackett and Philip Brantingham, have been selected to represent the England Lambs rugby side in a squad of only 18 when they tour the south of France this Easter.

Prop Philip and scrum-half James impressed when they represented the North of England U11 independent schools in a recent trial game at Rugby School, Warwickshire.