Brighton College looking to make it two in a row at the Reigate Charity Sevens


The Reigate Grammar School Charity Sevens, sponsored by Norton Rose, takes place on Sunday; Brighton College will be looking to build on their tournament victory at the Bryanston Sevens with another trophy here.

Epsom College took the title last year in an exciting tournament, beating Brighton College 34-12, both sides will certainly be expecting to make a similarly good impression on the Cup competition again this year, with both sides favourite to win their groups.

Keen to get as much rugby played as possible, the organisers have ensured that once again there will be a Cup, Plate, Shield and Bowl, meaning that regardless of where a side finishes in the pool, each will have a shot at winning some silverware.

John Fisher won the Plate competition last year but they will be hoping that this year they will be in competing for the Cup instead, they have a tough group with Reed’s, King’s Canterbury and the hosts Reigate Grammar School, but they should be confident of topping the Pool.

Wallington County Grammar won the Shield in 2012 but they are not competing this year, the side that they beat 19-7 in the final, Cranbrook, are though. While Epsom College might be the favourites in Cranbrook’s group, there is certainly no reason why Cranbrook should not be hoping for a spot in the Plate competition, with Dulwich likely to send a weakened side as their 1st XV are playing in the Daily Mail Cup the day before.

Worth were the winners of the Bowl last year but as favourites in Group H this year, they will be disappointed with anything less than a Cup quarter final.

Elsewhere, Tonbridge and Whitgift look like the favourites for Groups F and G, while in Group A SGS Filton are surely the favourites and possibly even the favourites for the whole tournament.

A couple of strong sevens outings last week were then topped off by a huge midweek fifteen-a-side win over Truro College, sealing a semi final spot in the AASE league, filling them with confidence ahead of these Reigate Grammar School Charity Sevens.

Reigate Grammar School Charity Sevens (predictions in bold)

Group A

Cranleigh School

KCS Wimbledon

SGS Filton College

Sutton Valence School

Group B

John Fisher


Reigate Grammar School

King’s School, Canterbury

Group C

Bishop’s Stortford High School

Brighton College

Portsmouth Grammar School

Shiplake College

Group D

City of London Freemen’s


Dulwich College (2nd VII)

Epsom College

Group E


Christ’s Hospital

Eastbourne College

Wimbledon College

Group F

Royal Hospital School

St John’s, Leatherhead


Victoria College

Group G

Hurstpierpoint College

London Oratory

The Judd School


Group H


RGS Guildford

Wisbech Grammar School


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