The 1st XV Rugby team has rucked and mauled their way through to the final of the Cheshire Shield Cup becoming the first Grange team to make it through to the final of the competition in the 15-a-side format. The final will take place on Wednesday 14th December when The Grange will take on the fearsome Rydal Penrhos team.
In the semi-final, The Grange came through a physical encounter with Fallibroome. A quick start saw the team score two tries in the opening 20 minutes before an injury forced a change of pitch. After that the game became a rather bad tempered affair. The Grange limited Fallibroome to very few scoring opportunities and were able to capitalise by shifting the ball through the hands of the backline twice more to finish the game off.
It was a nerve racking finale with Fallibroome aggressively fighting back the tide of pressure. The Grange began to tire and lost momentum and focus but managed to see out the game to achieve a 26-0 victory and qualify for the final.