- King's School Worcester beat RGS Worcester in SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy
- The local derby clash between the two schools is always fiercely contested
- RGS Worcester had won the last two fixtures but lost at Sixways Stadium
- Ex-Clifton full-back Ioan Lloyd made try-scoring Premiership bow for Bristol
King's School Worcester have triumphed in the one that matters most to them in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy.
A 22-7 win over RGS Worcester avenged two successive defeats against their arch-rivals which always attracts one of the biggest crowds in the schools calendar.
This year some 3,225 attended at Worcester's Sixways Premiership stadium in this national merit-table based competition sponsored by SOCS, the school management system.
King's dominated this latest clash against RGS who had put together an eight-game unbeaten run in all games this season.
'It was an excellent occasion and the lads played really well,' reported King's director of sport Jonny Mason about his young squad.
King's, despite losing a player to the sin bin, built a 15-0 lead and quelled a comeback by RGS through a further try from centre Willem Humphries in the second half.
A first-half try from wing Alex Lowe and a penalty try had rewarded a bright start by King's.
The clash, at Worcester's Sixways Stadium, saw King's School Worcester take a 15-0 lead
The Trophy resumes after the half-term break this weekend with a reduced programme led by unbeaten Barnard Castle travelling to Yorkshire rivals Ampleforth.
Leaders Sedbergh are back in action on Saturday week (Nov 9) at home to RGS Lancaster.
Second-placed Wellington host Harrow on Nov 9 while third-placed Clifton travel to in-form Sherborne.
Sherborne re-start after an excellent first two months of five wins out of six, the only defeat coming away to Millfield, 28-17.
Former Clifton College pupil Ioan Lloyd made a try-scoring debut for Bristol Bears
Clifton's growing link to Bristol Bears, the Premiership club, is highlighted by the emergence of 18-year-old Ioan Lloyd.
The Wales under-18s full-back, who has joined Bristol on a full-time deal after leaving Clifton in the summer, became the youngest player to represent the club in the Premiership when appearing as a try-scoring substitute in the 43-16 win over Bath.
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