MALVERN lifted silverware at the weekend as they began preparations for the new rugby season.

A squad consisting of second and first-team players made the trip to Old Saltleians on Saturday afternoon to take part in a round-robin competition with Kings Norton, Earlsdon and the hosts Old Salts. 

The format of the day was 35-minute matches, with the top two teams playing off in a cup final after each side had played one another. 

Malvern won their opener 10-0 against Kings Norton thanks to tries from Adam Lutton Hughes and Graham Pass.

In round two, Jack Russon-Cook, Henderson Jonathon, Jeremy Grout and Nathan Branchett scored tries as Vern beat Earlsdon 20-7 to make it two-from-two.

Malvern Gazette: Henderson Jonathan scores for MalvernHenderson Jonathan scores for Malvern (Image: Malvern RFC) A victory over the hosts would mean Malvern would play for the trophy and they did just that by 10-5. Jordan Price and Franco Bent with the two tries in the match. 

Malvern Gazette: Franco Bent crosses for MalvernFranco Bent crosses for Malvern (Image: Malvern RFC)

It was a repeat of the final pool game in the final as Old Salts and Malvern played in the cup final.

Connor Harding and Henderson Jonathon crossed for Vern in a 14-0 victory, with Mason Campbell adding two conversions from the tee.

Malvern Gazette: Malvern huddle before the finalMalvern huddle before the final (Image: Malvern RFC)

After the competition, new head coach Ieuan Mustow said: "It was a great shift from all involved with the development squad today.

"We worked hard to create opportunities and at points, we played some genuinely brilliant rugby. It was really pleasing to see so many of the younger lads stepping up.

Malvern Gazette: Malvern celebrate their trophy winMalvern celebrate their trophy win (Image: Malvern RFC)

"Coming away unbeaten and winning the cup competition was just reward for the efforts today and overall it was a top day, the lads have done the club proud. Good start!"