Bumper Midweek Underway

Two weeks into the schoolboy rugby season we are now seeing the competition really begin to hot up with a bumper midweek that can only mean one thing – the season is well and truly under way.

Our focus for the midweek began at Haileybury today as we saw last year’s U18 Daily Mail Vase finalists Felsted put their experience to good use with a 21-3 victory.

That though was just the appetiser for what is set to be a bumper week on the school calendar.

Tomorrow our focus is on the Anglo-Welsh clash in the South West between Millfield and Sir Gar. Last year Sir Gar, with home advantage, won convincingly against an excellent Millfield outfit, however on their famous Jubillee pitch, Millfield will be confident of getting a result this year, particularly after their superb win against RGS High Wycombe at the weekend.

In a further Anglo-Welsh fixture Solihull welcome Llandovery College to the West Midlands, Solihull enjoyed a good win against King’s Worcester on Sunday and will be wanting to build on their promising start to the season with a victory against a Llandovery outfit that always performs well in its cross border encounters.

Rounding up our featured Wednesday game is Wilmslow High School v Sedbergh. Last year Wilmslow were one of the surprise packages of the season last year with their superb Daily Mail Cup run and they have started this season with a bang too.

Sebergh, by contrast, are yet to play competitively this season, though some excellent pre season results suggest that it will take something impressive from Wilmslow to beat them. The Rosslyn Park Open champions endured a season that was heavily interrupted by weather and fitness last year and they are looking to make amends this season.

All of that is just on Wednesday before an absolute humdinger of a clash on Thursday as Marlborough make the trip to Wellington College.

These were two of the best sides in the country last year and both look good again this year, however both have already suffered defeats, Marlborough to Bryanston and the weekend and Wellington to RGS High Wycombe in week one.

Victories against Dulwich for Wellington and Monmouth for Marlborough show that these two sides are still very much at the top end of the schoolboy ladder – Thursday’s game ought to be one of the biggest of the season.

Things do not get any less exciting on Friday though as last year’s Daily Mail Cup semi finalists, Hamtpon, play Eltham College and Durham School play Loretto from Scotland – two brilliantly exciting fixtures.

As we said, the season is well and truly under way!

Midweek Fixtures:

Millfield v Sir Gar (Wednesday)

Solihull v Llandovery College (Wednesday)

Wilmslow High v Sedbergh (Wednesday)

Wellington v Marlborough (Thursday)

Hampton v Eltham College (Friday)

Durham v Loretto (Friday)

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