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It might be an International week but it’s worth casting an eye at this week’s School Fixtures

It might be an international weekend, but don’t let that stop you from taking in what will be a truly special weekend of school rugby. With some high profile clashes taking place, it will be well worth a watch.

It’s hard to know where to start with these fixtures, such is the quality on show this weekend but one of the standout fixtures has to be Sherborne’s visit to Bryanston.

Following a thoroughly professional victory at the Rec against Prior Park earlier in the week, Sherborne will be full of confidence as they make the short trip to their Dorset rivals. Again their 10, 12 axis of Coulson & Buck will be key if both are fit.

Bryanston though have been one of the top sides on the circuit this season. Any side that beats Millfield is always a quality one and in the likes of Jennings, Clark, Ewels and Woolstencroft they possess quality in abundance.

Another game worth keeping a real eye of is Tonbridge v Eton. With Tonbridge back in front of a home crowd and having had a chance over the half term break to recover from some of the injuries that had really destabilised their season, they will be looking to really crack on in the second half of term starting with victory against Eton.

Wellington College make the trip to Ealing where they taking on St Benedicts. In what promises to be a top class game, Wellington will be looking to make a statement following their snub for the October Team of the Month award.

On a day where two brothers will be appearing together at Twickenham, a lesser known pair will be playing together for the first time in a Wellington 1st XV shirt as Hamish Richardson makes his debut, captained by his brother Buchan. Possibly becoming the latest in a long line of Scottish Rugby brothers.

One of the biggest rivalries on the circuit in Uppingham versus Oundle, and Uppingham welcome their Northamptonshire based rivals to their fantastic new 1st XV pitch this weekend.

With a big crowd expected for this derby fixture, Joss Linney will be hoping to rouse his troops for this one after, by their own admission, a disappointing first half of term. Oundle will be no pushovers though with England age group players Olver and Peters likely to prove key.

Millfield welcome Llandovery College over from Wales, and will be under no illusions as to the size of their task, knowing that Welsh sides are almost always a quality outfit, and doubly so when taking on English sides.

Millfield possess quality in abundance though, and in the likes of Sheedy, Denham, Tait and the Ellis brothers they have some seriously in form players, not to mention the likes of Barron, Haines and Davis. I could go on. They will expect a victory, and if they continue the form they showed to win the October Team of the Month award, it should come.

It promises to be an exceptional weekend of rugby, with these just some of the top fixtures on shows, there are some others to look out for below:

Bromsgrove v Stowe

Marlborough v Radley

St Edward’s v Cheltenham

Clifton v Blundell’s

Monmouth v Colston’s

Stamford v Rugby

RGS High Wycombe v Whitfigt

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