Culford School win sudden-death 7s final in London

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Culford School’s under-18 rugby 7s team travelled to London Irish’s Hazelwood Centre to compete at the Halliford School Floodlit 7s event.

They not only won the cup, but Michael Kimwele was deservedly awarded player-of-the-tournament for his performances.

Culford came up against LVS Ascot, Hampton School and Gordon’s School, with convincing wins in all of their matches.

The final game of the competition, against City of London Freemen’s School, went into sudden-death extra-time; whoever scored first would win.

After a tense few minutes, Kimwele spotted a space in the corner and produced a stunning hand-off and dive to win the competition for Culford School 17-12.

Mark Bolton, head of rugby at the school, said: “The superb facilities and state-of-the-art artificial grass brought out the best in the Culford players who enjoyed the tournament and produced their best 7s in their last outing of the year.”