School Results 20/09/14 – Some impressive performances all around

Another weekend, another brilliant round of schoolboy rugby matches, including the Daily Mail Trophy, and the final game of the first round of the Schools Champions Trophy.

Our weekly Daily Mail Trophy prediction competition saw 8 winners this week after Bromsgrove achieved a brilliant result, beating Ellesmere College 24-0, Clifton College edged out Bryanston 28-20, Epsom College continued the fine run with a 28-7 victory over Cranleigh, and Grammar School at Leeds continued their unbelievable start with a brilliant 46-10 away win over Durham.

Rounding off the five prediction fixtures was Stowe v Warwick, a game between two top sides and one that was expected to be a close run thing. It was, to an extent, but Stowe ran out 20-14 winners, and will now be feeling like they can really take on anyone in their path.

Our five previewed fixtures in included that final Champions Trophy first round game between Blundell’s and Colston’s. Blundell’s won in 36-15 and must now travel to Epsom College for the second round, a tricky tie if ever there was one.

Fifteen Rugby travelled to Tonbridge for their game against Eton (you can see the report here) and what a game it was. Eton staged an excellent comeback but Tonbridge held out to win 26-20.

Elsewhere RGS High Wycombe got back on track after their disaster last weekend, beating Sir Thomas Rich’s 29-18, while Wellington College were back to winning ways with a 47-10 victory over Marlborough College, though with the scores at 12-10 at the break, it was harder fought than it looked. Sedbergh continue to impress, they beat a good RGS Newcastle side 32-11.

Outside of those ten fixtures that we particularly focused on before the weekend, there were a number of other games that really stood out once the results came in.

Perhaps chief among those was Trinity School’s 33-28 victory over John Fisher, who themselves have been in great form this season. Trinity had a good pre season tour and generated some buzz, but this victory really makes a statement to the other big schools in the region.

If big statements in the South East are what we are talking about though, how about Dulwich College winning 43-10 against KCS Wimbledon. Dulwich lost this game last year but they certainly proved a point on Saturday. Last year at this time Dulwich lost to both Wellington and KCS in successive weeks before going on to win the Cup at the end of the season. This year they drew with Wellington and beat KCS, draw from that what you will.

They might have to watch out for St Benedict’s though, they have made a great start to the season and carried that on with a 57-10 victory over Bishop’s Stortford High School, thoroughly impressive.

Two further fifty-plus scores really caught our eye, Kirkham Grammar beat Wirral Grammar 52-0, a clinical result, however arguably more impressive was King’s Macclesfield’s 53-0 victory over RGS Lancaster, a side that have a pretty decent reputation.

Of course there is the customary home win for Stamford, however a 33-3 win over Rugby School is not just maintaining a record, that is simply a thoroughly excellent result.

As was Radley’s 14-11 win over St Paul’s, a great way to bounce back after the disappointment of losing their centenary game to Sherborne.

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School Results:

Daily Mail Trophy Prediction Competition

Bromsgrove 24-0 Ellesmere

Clifton College 28-20 Bryanston

Cranleigh 7-28 Epsom College

Durham 10-46 Grammar School at Leeds

Stowe 20-14 Warwick

Previewed Fixtures

Blundell’s 36-15 Colston’s (Champions Trophy)

Marlborough College 10-47 Wellington College

RGS High Wycombe 29-18 Sir Thomas Rich’s

RGS Newcastle 11-32 Sedbergh

Tonbridge 26-20 Eton College

Other Results

Ashville College 17-22 Harrogate GS

Austin Friars 36-18 Dame Allan’s

Bablake 3-50 Nottingham High School

Bedford Modern 26-22 Aylesbury Grammar

Berkhamsted 49-7 UCS

Bishop’s Stortford High 10-57 St.Benedict’s

Bloxham 34-0 Malvern College

Campion 14-20 Dartford Grammar

Canford 3-22 Hampton

Crossley Heath 5-28 Bradford Grammar

Dulwich College 43-10 KCS Wimbledon

Eastbourne College 0-29 Sutton Valence

Eltham College 16-3 City of London Freemen’s

Giggleswick 5-24 Pocklington

Hymers College 25-12 St.Peter’s York

Hurstpierpoint 17-0 King’s Canterbury

King’s College Taunton 15-6 Prior Park

King’s Macclesfield 52-0 RGS Lancaster

Kingswood 53-3 Bristol GS

Kirkham GS 53-0 Wirral GS

Langley 7-50 St Joseph’s College

The Leys 33-5 Mill Hill

London Oratory 36-19 Glyn

Loughborough GS 5-0 Trent College

Manchester Grammar 45-15 Stockport Grammar

Oundle 20-5 Harrow

The Perse 53-5 Wymondham

Radley College 14-11 St Paul’s School

Reed’s C-C Brighton College*

Reigate Grammar 28-12 Wallington CGS

RGS Guldford 38-0 Portsmouth GS

Sandbach 19-31 Lymm High School

Seaford 27-0 St John’s Leatherhead

Skinners’ 31-36 Whitgift

Solihull 27-17 RGS Worcester

Stamford 33-3 Rugby

St Ambrose College 18-17 Hutton Grammar

St Olave’s GS 15-10 Ravens Wood

St Peter’s Gloucester 3-12 King’s Worcester

Stonyhurst 48-9 AKS Arnold

Tiffin 24-21 Wimbledon College

Trinity 33-28 John Fisher

Uppingham 10-28 St Edward’s, Oxford

Wilsmlow High 29-20 Adams GS

Woodhouse Grove 20-0 QEGS Wakefield

Worth 32-5 Caterham

Yarm 7-5 Silcoates

Still to come

KES Bath v Dauntsey’s

Merchant Taylors’ v The Oratory

Late Thursday Results

Bristol GS 0-36 Craighouse

Magdalen College 27-7 Dean Close

Sexey’s 18-17 Monkton Combe

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