Outwood crowned Carnegie Schools champions for forth year on the spin

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OUTWOOD Grange Academy’s all-conquering year 10 boys RL team stormed to a 44-6 win over Ystalyfera School in the Carnegie Champion Schools final at Bradford’s Odsal Stadium.

Outwood’s talented youngsters were far too good for their Welsh opponents as they were crowned national champions for the fourth successive year. They won their first national title by beating Castleford High School at Wembley in 2009.

Keiran Holt won the Denis Betts medal as man of the match as the Wakefield side turned on the style in an eight-try win. Outwood’s head coach Roy Sampson was full of praise for the side.

“They’re a special bunch of players. They’ve done so well and it’s a privilege to teach them,” he said.

Outwood never looked back after Maveric Stacey put them ahead with a well-worked try.

Holt then bagged the first of his two tries and Max Jowitt added the first of his five goals to put them firmly in the driving seat. Jordan Hall capitalised on sloppy Ystalyfera defending to grab a try that Tom Megretton converted as Outwood continued to make all the running.

They shot further ahead with touchdowns from Sam Mawson and Ben Fisher before half-time.

Ystalyfera opened their account with a converted try early in the second period but Outwood swiftly replied when Callum Sampson went over.

Outwood finished the game with a flourish with three more tries. Jacob Ware darted over and Jowitt crossed before they rounded things off when Holt raced over under the posts for his second score.

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