2005 Year 7 Final – Brynteg 40 Castleford High 4

Ben Evans lifts the trophy

Brynteg added another chapter to their rich rugby history with a remarkable win in the Powergen Champion Schools Tournament.

Having produced rugby union talents such as Gavin Henson, their first foray into rugby league resulted in a sensational victory at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Ben Evans grabbed the Chev Walker Man of the Match Medal – presented by Sir Bobby Robson – but Brynteg produced a superb all-round display to stroll to glory.

Coached by Welsh rugby league legend Kevin Ellis, Brynteg showed a flair and passion typical of Welsh teams. They built up a 22-0 lead inside the first quarter to leave a shell-shocked Castleford outfit wondering what had happened.

William Thomas scooted over from close range, Jay Robbins dived on the end of Oliver Olds’ grubber, Ben Evans touched down for his try and Thomas added a scorching 80 metre try to seal the win before half time.

Adam Hargreaves got Castleford on the scoreboard, but Olds’ try just before the break kept Brynteg’s lead healthy.

Powerful centre Rhys Evans (pictured below) raced over for two tries after the restart before Daniel James’ spectacular dash down the touchline wrapped up a fantastic afternoon for the Welsh outfit.

BRYNTEG: Adam Morris, Scott Bryant, Chris Morgan, Jay Robbins, Rhys Evans, William Thomas, Huw Robinson, Oliver Olds, Ben Evans, Josh Mills, Daniel James, Huw Rosser, Adam Wellington. Subs: Jonathan Wood, Cai James, Nathan Collins, Patrick Roberts.

CASTLEFORD HIGH: Ryan Meah, Ellis Lacy, Gareth Ollman, Ross Kelsey, Jake Goodenough, Dabiel Holmes, Kyle Smith, James Kitchen, David Strong, Joe Burton, Billy Goodall, Sam Mostacci, Daniel Smith. Subs: Matthew Norton, John Fenwick, Adam Hargreaves, Joe Duxbury.