HISTORY was made when a Runcorn school finally turned the tables on a Widnes rival at rugby league.
The Heath capped a fine week, in which they were named Secondary School of the Year at the Halton Sports Awards, by winning against The Bankfield not once - but twice.
It had taken almost four years and 62 attempts across all five Runcorn year groups for the duck to be broken in a local round of the Powergen Champions Schools Cup.
But The Heath's Year 8s at last set the record straight by beating The Bankfield 24-20 with Colin Wright, Connor Hatton, Lewis Brown and Domonic Pinnington all outstanding.
The Year 9s then went on to defeat Bankfield 24-22, making it a double.
Tony Fretwell, PE teacher at The Heath, was delighted with the display of all teams.
He said: 'It's nice to get a win because it creates the incentive to continue playing.
'It's been a long time coming but hopefully we can defeat the myth that Runcorn is all about football.
'That is thanks to the boys and girls, who play rugby at our school, the staff who help with teams and Vikings in the Community who are giving us a helping hand via their work in primary schools which gets the ball rolling.'
The Heath has formed links with Runcorn Vikings, Halton Farnworth Hornets and has a graded official in Year 11 student Kris Grantham.
They are also putting together plans to tour the Russian cities of Moscow and Kazan with Year 9 and 10 students in the summer of 2008.