Top 5 School Teams of the Week


This week’s Top 5 school teams of the weekend may surprise a few onlookers, but as ever we have chosen five teams whose results and attitude have impressed us this weekend.

Without any further ado, here are our Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend.

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Bradford Grammar School

We are big fans of gutsy, spirited rugby here at Fifteen Rugby and Bradford Grammar School showed that in spades this weekend. The Yorkshire side have been enjoying an excellent season but found themselves 19-6 down against local rivals QEGS Wakefield after just thirty minutes. It looked like curtains for them, however the Bradford men did not concede another point all game and fought back to win 21-19, an absolutely outstanding comeback.


Bromsgrove have a huge game against Warwick in the NatWest Cup coming up in a week’s time, and they know just as well as anyone that it could be a season defining game. As such, momentum is key and the West Midlanders are doing everything possible to keep that momentum going. On Saturday they faced Colston’s, and while the serial Schools Cup winners are not the side they used to be, it was important for Bromsgrove to keep the heat on Warwick, who they knew would be facing a tough day in Warwick, they duly did so, winning 49-3.


An injury ravaged first half of term that saw Hampton without thirteen first XV players left them something of an unknown force after half term as their injured players returned. They have been churning out some good results but facing Dulwich on Saturday, who have been defeated just once, seemed a tall order. The triple Schools Cup champions were 7-0 up at half time but Hampton fought back brilliantly in torrid conditions to win 15-7. A brilliant comeback, not just on Saturday, but a top comeback from their injury crisis as they start to really show how good they are.


Millfield play Grammar School at Leeds in the Champions Trophy Final at Allianz Park on Wednesday. In preparation, GSAL postponed their Saturday fixture, while Millfield made the long a potentially very difficult trip to Whtigift, who have already shown their quality with victory over Sedbergh, among others. Millfield could have been forgiven for taking it easy with a big final coming up, but instead they produced a stunning display to win 41-10, a commanding result and scoreline and a huge statement ahead of Wednesday’s final.


Having fallen to defeat against Kirkham Grammar School last week following their exhaustive yet brilliant victory over Wellington College a few days before, there was only one thing that Sedbergh needed on Saturday – a victory. Warwick would therefore not have been their first choice of opponent, they are another of the top teams in the country. It was a game that could have gone either way, with Warwick fans determined that they could have won, however Sedbergh did exactly what was required, winning 22-17. They had one aim, and they went and delivered, superb stuff.

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