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Results Round Up – Saturday 4th October

The first widespread wet weekend of the season gave this week’s school games an extra dimension, and saw a fair few tight games as the running rugby made way for a more controlled type of game.

That said, there were sill a fair few big results, not least in one of our Daily Mail Trophy prediction competition fixtures.

Prediction Competition

That was from King’s Macclesfield, one of the form sides in September, who returned an outstanding 41-12 victory over the 2013 Daily Mail Trophy champions, Woodhouse Grove, their third defeat of the season.

Another highly impressive victory was Stowe’s 27-10 victory over Oundle. Oundle are a very good side this year but Stowe have lofty ambitions and proved why, going 27-5 up before a late Oundle score narrowed the gap a little.

Our other three prediction competition games were very tight indeed, despite that tightness though, there were still ten winners of this week’s competition, a great return.

Tonbridge were looking to bounce back from that gut wrenching midweek to Millfield, and did so brilliantly. They beat Radley, who have been a tough opponent for Tonbridge lately, by 12-3 in what was by all accounts a real dogfight.

Back down the M40 we had RGS High Wycombe v Hampton, a classic in the NatWest Cup quarter finals last year, and another excellent one this year. RGS ran out as 19-15 winners as they continue to build a good run of results following that horrible loss to Millfield, while for Hampton the result is still a decent one given their current injury crisis.

One fixture that many had an eye on, if social media is anything to go by, was Warwick v Whitgift. Last year’s NatWest Cup finalists against one of the best school sides of the last decade.

Warwick took the game, 17-13, an important win for them as they look to demonstrate that the current high praise that surrounds them is justified – it would certainly appear to be.

Previewed Games

Our five major previewed games also returned some interesting results, Sedbergh proved their undoubted strength with a 68-17 victory over Ampleforth College, while Sherborne backed up their early season form with an excellent 22-0 victory over Marlborough College.

The other three games were far tighter. Grammar School at Leeds and RGS Newcastle both had plenty of players rested for various reasons and almost had a major effect as RGS came as close as anyone to beating Grammar School at Leeds this season, just missing out by three points at 24-21.

Bedford are the only other side to have come that close to topping GSAL, and they had to work hard this weekend to beat Oakham, eventually prevailing 29-20 to continue their good season.

Dulwich have had an excellent start to the year and carried that on with an excellent 20-15 away victory over Brighton College, no mean side themselves, it will definitely be worth keeping an eye on Dulwich as they build towards the St Joseph’s Festival in two weeks.

Elsewhere

Elsewhere St Paul’s did well to beat high flying Abingdon 20-15, while Bedford Modern came within a point of Stamford, who won 10-9, a result that both sides will probably see as a positive, Bedford Modern for getting so close, and Stamford for carrying on that winning habit away from home.

Bromsgrove beat Solihull 27-0, they appear to be very formidable this year, while Hymers won their sixth game in a row with their 23-17 victory over Durham.

One of the big surprises was a 16-0 win for KCS Wimbledon over Champions Trophy quarter finalists Eton College, a truly excellent result. Eton’s opponents in that quarter final are Millfield, they were in no mood to stop their winning ways though, beating Cowbridge 50-5.

St Joseph’s College won their first ever Daily Mail Trophy game, a 14-3 victory over Northampton School for Boys.

Skinners’ surprised a few by beating Cranleigh 13-7, that was a surprise down south, but up in the north QEGS really got firing with a 54-21 victory over St Peter’s York. Kirkham Grammar School continued their fine start with a 39-3 victory over RGS Lancaster at Fylde RFC, while in another big game in the north Lymm High School beat Wilmslow High 32-24.

Epsom College meanwhile continued their fine start with a 33-17 victory over fellow Champions Trophy quarter finalists RGS Guildford.

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Schools Rugby Results – Saturday 4th October

Daily Mail Trophy Prediction Competition Fixtures:

RGS High Wycombe 19-15 Hampton

King’s Macclesfield 41-12 Woodhouse Grove

Stowe 27-10 Oundle

Tonbridge 12-3 Radley College

Warwick 17-13 Whitgift

Five Previewed Fixtures:

Brighton College 15-20 Dulwich College

Grammar School at Leeds 24-21 RGS Newcastle

Marlborough College 0-22 Sherborne

Oakham 20-28 Bedford

Sedbergh 68-17 Ampleforth College

Other Results:

Abingdon 15-20 St Paul’s

Aylesbury GS 36-12 Reading Blue Coat

Bedford Modern 9-10 Stamford

Bradford GS 61-10 Nottingham HS

Bristol GS 40-5 RGS Worcester

Bromsgrove 27-0 Solihull

Campion 57-3 QES Barnet

Christ’s Hospital 39-14 Eastbourne College

City of London Freemen’s 28-0 Caterham

Colston’s 5-22 King’s College Taunton

DoY RMS 0-27 King’s Canterbury

Haileybury 7-28 St Albans

Hymers College 23-17 Durham

John Fisher 60-0 Ravens Wood

KCS Wimbledon 16-0 Eton College

Leicester GS 22-17 Bablake

London Oratory 13-22 Wimbledon College

Lord Wandsworth College 12-7 Churcher’s

Loughborough GS 5-12 Adams GS

Malvern College 8-31 Cheltenham College

Millfield 50-5 Cowbridge Comprehensive

Mill Hill 20-16 Pangbourne College

Monmouth 22-0 King’s Worcester

Northampton School for Boys 3-14 St Joseph’s College

Oratory 10-22 Reed’s

QEGS Wakefield 54-21 St Peter’s, York

Ratcliffe College 12-46 Mount St Mary’s

Reigate GS 13-25 Worth

RGS Guildford 17-33 Epsom College

RGS Lancaster 3-39 Kirkham GS

Rugby 17-19 Uppingham

Shiplake 0-7 Bloxham

Sir Thomas Rich’s 23-30 Kingswood

Skinners’ 13-7 Cranleigh

St Edward’s Oxford 0-36 Clifton College

St John’s Leatherhead 24-21 Hurstpierpoint

Trinity 55-5 New Hall

Wellington College 43-0 Harrow

Wilmslow High 24-32 Lymm High

Still to come:

Ashville v Giggleswick

Austin Friars v Merchiston Castle

Pocklington v Barnard Castle

Sevenoaks v Eltham College

St Benedict’s v Tiffin

Trent College v Old Swinford Hospital

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