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Kings reign over Somerset in APS grand final

The cream of Gold Coast junior rugby talent was on display at The Canal on Friday when Kings College defeated arch-rivals Somerset in the APS First XV grand final.

Kings exacted revenge for last year’s grand final loss against Somerset with a 31-14 victory while Oscar Lane had cause for double celebration after claiming the Sean Hardman medal as player of the match.

The All Private Schools grand final returned to Bond at the last minute and the University’s rugby staff did a superb job hosting the annual decider at short notice.

With school in session the usual crowd of students was absent but a crowd of parents and supporters several hundred strong were on hand to witness another tough match in the 2021 grand final rematch between the two sides.

At half time Somerset were on track to retain the APS title as they went into the sheds with a 14-12 lead.

However, Kings found another after the break, piling on another 17 points in a second half rout while restricting Somerset to just a solitary penalty.

Try scorers for Kings were Lane, Miracle Tangata, Tobe Mene Tai Gordon and Cooper Miller while Ethan Kingston and Loch Smith crossed for Somerset.

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