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Early Midweek Round Up – NatWest, Daily Mail Trophy, Tours

There are still two days and plenty of games to come, but this midweek of school rugby has been a busy and exciting one so far.

We have had NatWest Cup, Champions Trophy, Daily Mail Trophy, tour games, and some good old fashioned regular fixtures this week, each providing plenty of entertainment.

Monday

On Monday there were big wins for KCS Wimbledon, Bishop’s Stortford College, and London Oratory in the NatWest Cup, Fifteen Rugby made the trip to Stains RFC though to watch Hampton take on a New Zealand school on their UK tour, Dilworth.

You can see the report form that game here, (Hampton v Dilworth) as well as photos, but safe to say Dilworth were a hugely powerful side, whom Hampton did well to contain for so long.

Tuesday

The big game on Tuesday was the local derby between Pate’s Grammar School and Cheltenham College. Last year Cheltenham won, and traditionally they might be expected to be the stronger, however on home territory Pate’s were able to grab an excellent 25-21 victory.

Haileybury were back to winning ways with an 11-8 win away in Bishop’s Stortford, while in the NatWest Cup Beechen Cliff eased to victory over Frome.

Tuesday and Wednesday also saw major action in the Champions Trophy, our round up of which you can read here – Champions Trophy round up & results.

Wednesday

Wednesday was a huge day in the NatWest Cup, but there was also some exciting non NatWest action. In the Daily Mail Trophy Cranleigh produced an excellent display to win away against a gritty Portsmouth Grammar School side 28-7.

Durham fell to Edinburgh Academy 39-5, Durham will be desperate to find form soon you feel, while Monmouth beat Christ College 39-0.

The standout game in the NatWest Cup was King’s Macclesfield v Stockport Grammar, King’s took it 36-10 to progress – a tough break for Stockport to face such a tough opponent so early.

John Fisher opened their Cup account with a 64-6 win over Glyn, while Hurstpierpoint posted the highest score of the day, a stunning 82-0 victory over Wilson’s School.

Still to come

There is still more to come this week, this afternoon Bryanston face Hampton’s conquerors Dilworth. It will likely be a tough game for Bryanston who will be looking for a step up after recent disappointments.

In the NatWest Cup QEH host the Castle School and Yarm host Carmel, both home sides will expect strong victories there.

On Friday Beechen Cliff host Sheldon for an evening kick off. Beechen Cliff will be favourites but as ever, an evening kick off produces a raucous atmosphere and that can have an effect. It should be a great occasion.

Remaining Midweek Fixtures:

Thursday

Bryanston v Dilworth (N.Z) 14.30

QEH v The Castle School (NatWest Cup)

Yarm v Carmel (NatWest Cup)

Friday

Beechen Cliff v Sheldon 19.00

Midweek Results (for Champions Trophy Results & round-up please click here):

Monday

Hampton 3-17 Dilworth (N.Z)

Bishop’s Stortford College 79-0 Cottesloe (NatWest Cup)

KCS Wimbledon 50-0 Strode’s (NatWest Cup)

London Oratory 74-0 Vyners (NatWest Cup)

Tuesday

Bishop’s Stortford College 8-11 Haileybury

Frome CC 0-36 Beechen Cliff (NatWest Cup)

Pate’s Grammar School 25-21 Cheltenham College

Wednesday

Bablake 50-0 King Edward VI 6th form College (NatWest Cup)

Bloxham 52-0 Royal Latin (NatWest Cup)

Christ’s Hospital 22-24 Worthing (NatWest Cup)

Cokethorpe 54-0 St Paul’s Catholic School (NatWest Cup)

Colfe’s 26-17 Sir Joseph Williamson’s (NatWest Cup)

Durham 5-39 Edinburgh Academy

Glyn 6-64 John Fisher (NatWest Cup)

Hurstpierpoint 82-0 Wilson’s (NatWest Cup)

King Henry VIII, Coventry 25-72 Solihull (NatWest Cup)

King’s Macclesfield 36-10 Stockport Grammar School (NatWest Cup)

Monmouth 39-0 Christ College

MTS Crosby 45-0 Cheadle Hulme (NatWest Cup)

Portsmouth Grammar School 7-28 Cranleigh

Reigate Grammar School 32-3 Salesian (NatWest Cup)

Shrewsbury 40-7 Shrewsbury 6th form College

St Bees 7-49 Austin Friars (NatWest Cup)

St Columba’s 26-7 Sir John Lawes (NatWest Cup)

Tiffin 14-41 Royal Alexandra & Albert

Wimbledon College 50-0 St Bede’s (NatWest Cup)

Yeovil College 25-12 Sexey’s (NatWest Cup)

Still to come:

Birkdale v Ashville College

Lymm High School v St Joseph’s College

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