On Sunday 30th October four King’s boys were selected to represent Surrey U16 v Middlesex U16 at Ealing RFC. This is an unprecedented number from King’s and along with Whitgift who also had 4; we had the largest representation from any school in either side. This is a remarkable achievement when you consider the strength of the rugby playing schools in both counties.
Edward Forshaw (No 8), William Van Klaveren (Scrum Half), Mark Fuller (Inside Centre) and George Taylor (Outside Centre) each played very well in an exciting 25-25 draw which kept the large crowd entertained throughout. The game was a graded fixture which meant that the boys were not only playing for their county but were trying to impress Divisional and National selectors who were present. All boys equipped themselves brilliantly and Forshaw and Van Klaveren combined well for Surrey’s first try. Forshaw picked from the base of the scrum committed the Middlesex back row, offloaded to Van Klaveren who beat the first man and carried another over to score in the corner.
The boys have further games against Kent and Sussex before their grades are analysed to see if any will progress to Divisional trials.