Alex King to help coach Brighton College ahead of Daily Mail Schools Trophy clash with Epsom College

Alex King to help coach Brighton College ahead of Daily Mail Schools Trophy clash with Epsom College
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November 18, 2016
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Brighton College have called on old boy Alex King to help their push in the Daily Mail Schools Trophy.

King has wasted little time in getting back on the field following his departure as assistant coach from Northampton last month.

He has helped out at Brighton in the run up to the clash on Saturday against Epsom College.

Former Northampton coach Alex King is currently helping out at his old Brighton College
 

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  Former Northampton coach Alex King is currently helping out at his old Brighton College

Former Northampton coach Alex King is currently helping out at his old Brighton College

The former England fly-half is helping them prepare for their clash against Epson College
 

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  The former England fly-half is helping them prepare for their clash against Epson College

The former England fly-half is helping them prepare for their clash against Epsom College

Nick Buoy, Brighton's director of rugby, said the former Wasps and England fly-half had given individual coaching to Marcus Smith, a budding No 10 who captained England Under 16s last season.

Smith continues to have an excellent season contributing 18 points in a 40-12 win over Eltham College. The success keeps Brighton unbeaten in five Trophy games this season.

Brighton ran away from Eltham in the second half, scoring four unanswered tries including an excellent score from flanker Toby Smith. Next up are Epsom who are coached by another former international fly half in Paul Burke. The ex-Ireland No 10 took up a director of rugby role at his old school after he departed Leicester's coaching team two years ago.

Brighton are presently ninth in the Trophy which is run on a merit table basis over the autumn term by schoolsrugby.co.uk Harrow lead the 105-team entry following a 33-21 win over Tonbridge, and are scheduled to play traditional rival Eton away on Saturday.

 

An ambitious gang of challengers are waiting for Harrow to slip up. They are led by two familiar Trophy contenders in Sedbergh and Wellington while Rugby and Clifton are new names to the list of title hopefuls.

Rugby took their unbeaten run to seven games by toppling midland rivals Oakham, 17-15. Like Brighton, they have also had a visit from an old boy in Harry Mallinder.

Harry Mallinder (left) presents his England Under 20s World Cup-winning jersey to headmaster of Rugby School Peter Green
 

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  Harry Mallinder (left) presents his England Under 20s World Cup-winning jersey to headmaster of Rugby School Peter Green

Harry Mallinder (left) presents his England Under 20s World Cup-winning jersey to headmaster of Rugby School Peter Green

The captain of last summer's successful England Under 20 team returned to Rugby to present his jersey from the final against Ireland.

Clifton, in contrast to Rugby, found their scoring touch in flattening Blundell's, 47-27. A brilliant start brought a 19-0 lead after 10 minutes. Hooker Nick Freemen scored three tries and centre Matt Welsh two.

Former Trophy champions Woodhouse Grove kept themselves in the top 10 by comfortably beating Yarm 71-0. Full-back Max Kennedy scored three tries



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