Blundellâ€™s School won Sundayâ€™s Bryanston 7s, beating the hosts in the final after a thrilling dayâ€™s play.
It bodes well for both schools ahead of next weekendâ€™s Rosslyn Park National School 7s, a tournament that both will be feeling much more confident about.
They reached the final following a couple of outstanding semi final results, with Bryanston beating Canford 33-0 and Blundellâ€™s beating a dangerous Portsmouth Grammar School side 33-19.
That set things up for a classic finale, with the hosts looking for the chance to lift their own trophy, however Blundellâ€™s were to take it, 19-14.
In truth it was deserved, Blundellâ€™s had also beating Abingdon, who finished second to Bryanston in Group A, 41-12 in the quarter final â€“ a brilliant result. They had also come from what was later proved to be the most competitive group in the competition.
Hampton, who finished second to Blundellâ€™s in Group C, came close against Bryanston in the quarter final, just losing 14-10, while the Plate final was contested by the sides who finished third and fourth in that group â€“ Bristol Grammar School and Taunton, win Bristol Grammar winning 26-12, reflecting their group table position.
It showed what a tough group it was to top though, making Blundellâ€™s achievement all the more impressive.
With Rosslyn Park just over a week away, it is a good time to be coming into form.
Champions â€“ Blundellâ€™s
Bryanston 14-19 Blundellâ€™s
Bryanston 33-0 Canford
Portsmouth Grammar School 19-33 Blundellâ€™s
Bryanston 14-10 Hampton
Canford 14-12 Truro School
Portsmouth Grammar School 33-12 Kingâ€™s School, Bruton
Blundellâ€™s 41-12 Abingdon
Champions â€“ Bristol Grammar School
Final: Taunton School 12-26 Bristol Grammar School
Taunton School 34-7 KES Bath
King Edward VI, Southampton 0-42 Bristol Grammar School
Wessex VI 7-33 Taunton School
Kingâ€™s College, Taunton 21-26 KES Bath
Millfield 2nd VII 7-15 King Edward VI, Southampton
Bristol Grammar School 45-7 GP Vanier School
2014 Bryanston 7s â€“ Final Group Standings
Portsmouth Grammar School
Kingâ€™s School, Bruton
Millfield 2nd VII
Bristol Grammar School
GP Vanier School (Canada)
Kingâ€™s College, Taunton
King Edward VI, Southampton
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