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Sensational Day of NatWest Cup Action

What a day of NatWest Cup action this has been, with several games going down to the wire!

Hampton and Warwick’s progressions via draws against St Benedict’s and Solihull are surely the most dramatic of all. Hampton progressed as the away side after a 7-7 draw, while Warwick’s West Midlands derby ended 31-31, with Warwick progressing on tries scored.

We were down at Campion, winners in 2001, where things were almost as dramatic as those two games. Campion led 7-3 at half time before a converted try saw St Joseph’s College, who won their highly coveted Festival a month ago, take the lead in the second half.

However with just minutes remaining Campion scored a converted try from a driving maul to give them a 14-10 lead that they just managed to cling onto to progress to Round 6.

With the results that are in so far we have four sections of the draw that have got their fifth round games done and dusted, North A, Midlands A, South East A, and South West B.

In North A Durham won the North East derby, beating RGS Newcastle 22-5, while Grammar School at Leeds showed their class by beating Stockport Grammar 16-5.

Cup legends Barnard Castle went out with a point to prove against Bradford Grammar School, winning 24-7, while dark horses Stonyhurst won 26-10 against RGS Lancaster.

In South West B Marlborough and RGS High Wycombe beat Portsmouth Grammar and Reading Blue Coat respectively to set up a sixth round tie against each other, while in the bottom half of the draw Sir Thomas Rich’s made the statement of the competition by beating Cup legends Colston’s 61-0.

They will play Bicton College who are quietly making their way through the tournament, they beat King’s College Taunton 24-10 and are definitely a side to keep an eye on.

Elsewhere, the holders Dulwich won 41-32 against Felsted, holding off a late charge, while one of the big favourites, Whitgift, beat Seaford 25-9. They will face Hampton after that thriller against St Benedict’s, while in the bottom half of London & South East A Dartford Grammar School are the side to face Campion after beating Skinners’.

The surprise of the day was perhaps The Perse’s 34-14 win over Oakham, though given that they nearly beat St Joseph’s earlier in the year perhaps it should not be so surprising. They will certainly be eyeing up a quarter final spot now.

Trinity School beat Eastbourne College 33-10, a marvelous result against an in form side, while Stowe were also in fine form, beating St Peter’s Gloucester 26-12.

There were three results yesterday, with Stamford beating Uppingham 14-12, Bloxham winning 27-22 against Bishop’s Stortford College, and Lymm High School impressively beating Audenshaw 48-5.

Bloxham and Stamford are both in Midlands A, and the full 6th round schedule in theat section was decided after Bedford Modern beat Saffron Walden 55-14 on Thursday to set up a tie with Stamford.

Finally, Richard Huish were in action today against Millfield, where they magnificently won 17-12 as they caught up on their 4th round fixture. Huish now play Beechen Cliff in the 5th round.

NatWest Cup 5th Round Results & 6th Round Draw:

*Please note that these results are provisional, this table will be further updated & confirmed as soon as possible.

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup North A

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

RGS Newcastle 5-22

Durham School

Durham v Barnard Castle

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Barnard Castle 24-7 Bradford Grammar School

C

RGS Lancaster 10-26 Stonyhurst College

Stonyhurst v Grammar School at Leeds

D

Grammar School at Leeds 16-5 Stockport Grammar School

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup North B

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Audenshaw School 5-48 Lymm High School

Lymm High v Winner B

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Ellesmere College v Merchant Taylor’s

C

Ampleforth College v QEGS Wakefield

Winner C v Winner D

D

Pocklington v Bishop Burton or Hymers College

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup Midlands A

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Stamford School 14-10 Uppingham School

Stamford v Bedford Modern

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Bedford Modern 55-14 Saffron Walden CHS

C

Bishop’s Stortford College 22-27 Bloxham

Bloxham v Warwick

D

Warwick School 31-31

Solihull School (Tries Scored)

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup Midlands B

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Adams Grammar School v RGS Worcester

Winner A v Winner B

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

King’s Worcester v King Edward VI School, Stratford

C

Oakham 14-34

The Perse

The Perse v Norwich School

D

Norwich School 10-8 King’s School, Grantham

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup London & South East A

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Seaford College 9-25

Whitgift

Whitgift v Hampton

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

St Benedict’s, Ealing 7-7

Hampton (Away Rule)

C

Campion School 14-10 St Joseph’s College

Campion v Dartford Grammar School

D

Skinners’ School 15-24 Dartford Grammar School

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup London & South East B

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Chatham House Grammar School v The Judd

Winner A v Dulwich

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Dulwich College 41-32

Felsted

C

Harrow v Dame Alice Owen’s School

Winner C v Trinity

D

Trinity School 33-10 Eastbourne College

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup South West A

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Exeter School v

Truro School (w/o)

Truro School v Winner B

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Richard Huish v

Beechen Cliff

C

St Peter’s Gloucester 12-26 Stowe School

Stowe v Winner D

D

Sherborne School v Dauntsey’s School

2013/14 U18 NatWest Schools Cup South West B

 

Round 5

Round 6

Round 7

A

Marlborough 28-15 Portsmouth Grammar School

Marlborough v RGS High Wycombe

Winner A/B

v

Winner C/D

B

Reading Blue Coat 10-29 RGS High Wycombe

C

Sir Thomas Rich’s School 61-0 Colston’s

Sir Thomas Rich’s v Bicton College

D

King’s College Taunton 10-24 Bicton College

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