Ampleforth College 7s draw announced – big names across every pool


The draw for the Ampleforth College 7s leg of the HMC North Super 7s Series has been announced, and as ever in the Super 7s Series, the lineup is very strong indeed.

The competition takes place on Wednesday the 12th February from midday. The tournament has been cancelled for the past two years due to bad weather, leaving Sedbergh as the ‘reigning’ champions, having won in back in 2011.

The competition is divided into four groups of four, with the top two in each group competing for the Cup, and the bottom two going on to compete for the Plate trophy.

Hosts Ampleforth head up Group A alongside Grammar School at Leeds, Yarm, and the Scottish side Loretto. In Group B Woodhouse Grove will be the favourites after their Daily Mail Trophy exploits and last season’s trip to the final at Rosslyn Park. They a grouped with St Peter’s York, Pocklington, and Hymers College, who host their own leg of the Super 7s series towards the end of March.

Group C looks highly competitive, with Barnard Castle, Kirkham Grammar School, Bradford Grammar School, and Mount St Mary’s all jostling for position. If fifteen-a-side form is anything to go by then this should be a very close run group.

Group D hosts the side who must surely be considered favourites after lifting the Rosslyn Park 7s trophy last year, Sedbergh. They are joined by RGS Newcastle, QEGS Wakefield, and Silcoates in what should be yet another incredibly competitive group in this very strong competition draw.

The Super 7s Series has such a wealth of strong teams included throughout the series that it has to be considered as one of the best indicators of form ahead of the Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s at the end of the term, particularly when considering that both of last year’s finalists were from the Super 7s series.

Who do you think will win at Ampleforth, and will they go on to win at Rosslyn Park? Let us know via @FifteenRugbyXV or through the comment box below.

Ampleforth College Draw & Schedule (For full comeptition details, and a link to the U15 draw too, please follow this link – Ampleforth 7s)

Ampleforth College 7s Draw

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Ampleforth College

Hymers College

Barnard Castle

QEGS Wakefield

Grammar School at Leeds


Bradford Grammar School

RGS Newcastle


St Peter’s School, York

Kirkham Grammar School



Woodhouse Grove

Mount St Mary’s College


Ampleforth College 7s Schedule


Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D


GSAL v Ampleforth College

Woodhouse Grove v St Peter’s

Mount St Mary’s v Barnard Castle

Sedbergh v RGS Newcastle


Loretto v Yarm

Pocklington v Hymers College

Kirkham GS v Bradford Grammar

QEGS Wakefield v Silcoates


GSAL v Loretto

Woodhouse Grove v Pocklington

Mount St Mary’s v Kirkham Grammar

Sedbergh v QEGS Wakefield


Ampleforth College v Yarm

St Peter’s v Hymers College

Barnard Castle v Bradford Grammar

RGS Newcastle v Silcoates


GSAL v Yarm

Woodhouse Grove v Hymers College

Mount St Mary’s v Bradford Grammar

Sedbergh v Silcoates


Amplefoth College v Loretto

St Peter’s v Pocklington

Barnard Castle v Kirkham Grammar

RGS Newcastle v QEGS Wakefield


Cup Quarter Final 1 – 1st Group A v 2nd Group B


Cup Quarter Final 2 – 1st Group B v 2nd Group A


Cup Quarter Final 3 – 1st Group C v 2nd Group D


Cup Quarter Final 4 – 1st Group D v 2nd Group C


Plate Quarter Final 1 – 3rd Group A v 4th Group B


Plate Quarter Final 2 – 3rd Group B v 4th Group A


Plate Quarter Final 3 – 3rd Group C v 4th Group D


Plate Quarter Final 4 – 3rd Group D v 4th Group C


Cup Semi Final 1 – Winner of QF 1 v Winner of QF 3


Cup Semi Final 2 – Winner of QF 2 v Winner of QF 4


Plate Semi Final 1 – Winner of QF 1 v Winner of QF 3


Plate Semi Final 2 Winner of QF 2 v Winner of QF 4


Plate Final


Cup Final

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