RUGBY: King's College pupils shine in Pete McKegney's final year

7:39pm Thursday 31st January 2013

KING’S College sixth former Michael Peek has been selected for the Under-18 English Independent Schools national squad.

He follows in the footsteps of former pupils Alex Brown, Jack Watters, James Huxtable and Omar Hamaoui. This is the fourth consecutive year that King’s has provided a representative for the national squad.

In other rugby news from the college, Laurence May will be playing for the Exeter Chiefs’ Under- 18 Academy team over the next month in fixtures against other Premiership Academy sides.

Jack West and Will Knill have made it into the Devon Under-15 squad, and Aaron Chapman is going for trials at that level while still a year under age. West and Chapman are also part of the Exeter Chiefs’ Academy Elite Player Development Group.

Alex Dunham, Hamish Manger, Charlie Snow and Blaine Tottle were at the Somerset Under-17 trials last weekend and have heard they have been selected for the county squad. The Junior Colts A team travelled to Wellington College, Berkshire, this week to play in the seventh round of the Under 15 Daily Mail Cup.

They lost 27-7 in a terrific game of rugby but still have the ‘sevens’ season to look forward to, culminating in the Rosslyn Park tournament at the end of term.

A school spokesperson said: “This is a fantastic set of rugby achievements, and is testament to the structure and coaching put in place by Head of Rugby Pete McKegney.

“These representative honours are a great reflection of the time and effort all the staff have invested in King’s rugby, and are a wonderful way to round off Pete’s last year in charge of the programme before he retires in July.”

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