UPDATED – Six more through in an exciting day of U18 NatWest Cup action

Durham and Stowe today added their names to the four teams that moved into the last sixteen of the U18 NatWest Cup yesterday, joining the four sides that have already confirmed their place in the final regional round of the competition.

Durham sealed their spot with a 17-3 victory over Barnard Castle, while Stowe performed brilliantly in front of a passionate crowd to beat Sherborne 21-7. Durham will now play Stonyhurst in a brilliant looking last 16 fixture, while Stowe are yet to discover their opponent.

Once the last 16 ties, or regional finals, have been played the remaining eight teams will be re drawn for the quarter finals.

Stamford and Warwick both sealed their spot in the final game in Midlands A with strong wins. Stamford continued their outstanding unbeaten home run with a 34-6 victory over Bedford Modern, while Warwick beat Bloxham 46-7. On the Midlands B side of the draw The Perse sealed their last 16 spot with a 21-12 victory over Norwich, and are now surely the favourites for the quarter final spot.

Bicton College thrillingly set up a last 16 tie against RGS High Wycombe in South West B after they beat Sir Thomas Rich’s 19-15 courtesy of a thrilling try in the last play – a moment that will live long in Cup memory. RGS progressed yesterday after they beat Marlborough 15-11 in one of the most tense games of the NatWest Cup this year.

Campion’s brilliant Cup run continues as they beat Dartford Grammar School 13-7, setting up a London & South East A final against either Whitgift or Hampton, one of the most challenging ties of the competition but one that with this much confidence flowing through them, Campion will relish.

Already through are Stonyhurst, in North A, and Trinity in London & South East A after they both won their 6th round ties last week.

U18 NatWest Cup Draw, Results, and Predictions (in italics):

Stamford 34-6 Bedford Modern

Warwick 46-7 Bloxham

Campion 13-7 Dartford Grammar School

Bicton College19-15 Sir Thomas Rich’s

RGS High Wycombe 15-11 Marlborough College (Tuesday)

Stonyhurst 6-3 Grammar School at Leeds (Last Week)

Trinity 27-24 Harrow (Last Week)

 

U18 NatWest Cup Draw

 

North A

North B

Rd 6

Durham 17-3 Barnard Castle

Stonyhurst 6-3 Grammar School At Leeds

Lymm High v Merchant Taylor’s

QEGS Wakefield v Pocklington

Rd 7

Durham v Stonyhurst

Lymm/Merchant Taylor’s v QEGS Wakefield/Pocklington

 

Quarter Final Re-Draw

 

U18 NatWest Cup Draw

 

Midlands A

Midlands B

Rd 6

Stamford 34-6 Bedford Modern

Bloxham 7-46 Warwick

Adams Grammar v King Edward VI, Stratford

The Perse 21-12 Norwich

Rd 7

Stamford v Warwick

Adams Grammar/King Edward VI v The Perse

 

Quarter Final Re-Draw

 

U18 NatWest Cup Draw

 

London & South East A

London & South East B

Rd 6

Whitgift v Hampton

Campion 13-7 Dartford Grammar School

The Judd 7-22 Dulwich College

Harrow 24-27 Trinity

Rd 7

Whitgift/Hampton v Campion

Dulwich College v Trinity School

 

Quarter Final Re-Draw

 

U18 NatWest Cup Draw

 

South West A

South West B

Rd 6

Truro v Richard Huish

Stowe 21-7 Sherborne

Marlborough College 11-15 RGS High Wycombe

Sir Thomas Rich’s 15-19 Bicton College

Rd 7

Truro/Richard Huish v Stowe

RGS High Wycombe v Bicton

 

Quarter Final Re-Draw

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