The U18 Premiership continued this weekend with six further games of exciting rugby.
The league continues next weekend before a two week break ahead of the next round of games on the weekend of the 24th January.
Things kicked off over at Dean Close School, where Gloucester U18 defeated Newcastle Falcons U18,Â before the bulk of the fixtures took place on Saturday.
First up was Worcester Warriors against last yearâ€™s Champions, Northampton Saints. Both sides have been in good form, but despite being away form home Northampton Saints, led by last yearâ€™s captain Harry Mallinder, were able to secure a 10-3 victory, despite an experienced Worcester side that included Old Swinford Hospital old boys and England U18 internationals, Sam Smith and Huw Taylor.
Over in the South West Exeter Chiefsâ€™ excellent academy once again proved their quality with a 10-0 victory over Wasps. â€˜Nillingâ€™ Wasps was a remarkable achievement given the firepower in their backline with the likes of Dolan, Sirker, and James.
Staying in the South West, Bath were in fine form at Millfield School, winning 21-15 against London Irish on the Gareth Edwards pitch,Â where once again Millfieldâ€™s Josh Bayliss led the side on his home patch.
On Sunday Saracens showed that from top to bottom they are a club of outstanding quality. The skill of their 1st XV are well known, while their A team are in the A League semi finals, but a 41-12 victory at Filton College over Bristol showed that the U18s are an equally strong bunch too.
Finally, to round off the weekend, Leicester Tigers hosted Sale Sharks following the conclusion of the 1st XV game between Leicester and Bath at Welford Road.
As in that 1st XV fixture, a victory for the home side was the result, with Sale falling to a 20-14 Leicester Tigers defeat.
With just three rounds to go before the finals days of the U18 Academy Premiership, the competition looks as strong as ever, while the rugby remains of the highest quality.
Image Credit – Adepapo Segun
U18 League Results:
Gloucester 36-8 Newcastle Falcons
Worcester Warriors 3-10 Northampton Saints
Exeter Chiefs 10-0 Wasps
Bath 21-15 London Irish
Bristol 12-41 Saracens
Leicester Tigers 20-14 Sale Sharks
1 Adam Mohammed (Gosforth Academy, Northern RFC, Northumberland) 2 Jack Beckwith Barnard Castle School, Consett RFC, Durham) 3 Elliott Beattie (Gateshead College, Blaydon RFC, Durham) 4 Anth Davis (Newcastle School for Boys, Blaydon RFC, Northumberland) 5 Harry Borthwick (Berwick RFC, Borders) 6 Joe Craggs (Gosforth Academy, Darlington Mowden Park RFC, Durham) 7 Jonny Teague (Yarm School, Darlington Mowden Park RFC, Durham) 8 Callum Chick (Gosforth Academy, Ponteland RFC, Northumberland) 9 Richard Addison (Sedbergh School, Penrith RFC, Cumbria) 10 Sam Leeming (Barnard Castle School, Durham) 11 Yousef Sahib (Carlisle College, Carlisle RFC, Cumbria) 12 Lloyd Purser (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 13 Callum Burn (Kirkley Hall College, Alnwick RFC, Northumberland) 14 Garry Izomor (Durham School, Durham City RFC, Durham) 15 Ben Stevenson (Yarm School, Middlesbrough RFC, Durham).
Replacements: 16 Ralph Johnston (Gosforth Academy, Wigton RFC, Cumbria) 17 Angus Fulton Gosforth Academy, Carlisle RFC, Cumbria) 18 Christian White (Austin Friars School, Dumfries RFC, Cumbria) 19 Aidan Coulthard (West Lakes College, Egremont RFC, Cumbria) 20 Lewis Roxby (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 21 Ruaridh Dawson Newcastle School for Boys, Blaydon RFC, Northumberland) 22 Ryan Foreman (Hartlepool 6th Form College, Billingham RFC, Durham) 23 Jack Appleton (Newcastle School for Boys, Blaydon RFC, Northumberland).
15 Dion King (King’s Worcester)Â 14 Harry Robinson (Hartpury College)Â 13 George Trimmer (Old Swinford Hospital School)Â 12 Will Butler (Hereford Cathedral School)Â 11 Jonathan Keh (Sedbergh)Â 10 Jamie Shilcock (Warwick School)Â 9 Josh Nott (Hartpury College)Â 1 James Page (Malvern College)Â 2 Jack SingletonÂ 3 Joe Morris (KES Aston)Â 4 Myles Edwards (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 5 Justin Clegg (Bromsgrove)Â 6 Sam SmithÂ 7 Zax Xiourouppa (Hartpury College)Â 8 Huw Taylor.
Replacements: 16 Joe White (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 17 Seb Dean Smith (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 18 Ben Davis Moore (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 19 Max Hill (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 20 Jacob Ham (King’s Worcester)Â 21 Sam Hollingsworth (Worcester Sixth Form College)Â 22 Tainne Finn (Hartpury College)Â 23 Will Hollis (King’s Worcester).
15 Adam ShawÂ 14 Tosin SegunÂ 13 Rory HutchinsonÂ 12 Harry Mallinder (c)Â 11 Rotimi Segun Â 10 Gregor Haldane Â 9 Rob Smith 1 Luke PalmerÂ 2 James Fish Â 3 Luc JeannotÂ 4 Alex MoonÂ 5 John Hawkins Â 6 Tim CardallÂ 7 Will AllmanÂ 8 George Cox.
Replacements:Â 16 Freddie Davison 17 Rob MarmionÂ 18 Ehren Painter Â 19 Jake CarterÂ 20 Matt WatsonÂ 21 Tom EmeryÂ 22 James GraysonÂ 23 George Furbank.
1.Ollie Dawe Â 2. Aiden TaylorÂ 3. Billy KeastÂ 4. Kieran WestlakeÂ 5. Connor O`ShaunessyÂ 6. Josh CaulfiledÂ 7. Toby Papp Â 8. Declan MathewsÂ 9. Jack MaunderÂ 10. James McFarlaneÂ 11. Aaron ChapmanÂ 12 Harry StrongÂ 13 Noah SixtonÂ 14. Ethan TylerÂ 15. Tom Putt.
Replacements:Â 16. Charlie GibbingsÂ 17. Matt SymonsÂ 18. Alex RoddÂ 19. Angus BrownÂ 20. Nat BayetÂ 21. MattÂ ButlerÂ 22. Ollie Avery-WrightÂ 23. Matt Morrish.
1. Tom WestÂ 2. Jamie CoxÂ 3. Cecil McCarthy/Will StuartÂ 4. Jacob TurnerÂ 5. Ehize Ehizode Â 6. Craig WillisÂ 7. Mike DewerÂ Â 8. Will WilsonÂ Â 9. James Small-Edwards Â Â 10. Harry Sheppard Â Â 11. Caleb Shepherd Â Â 12 Connor Eastgate Â 13 Conor Dolan (c) Â 14 Callum Sirker Â 15 Owain James.
Replacements:Â 16 Rauf Birler Â 17 Karl Garside Â 18 Curtis Reynolds/Cecil McCarthyÂ 19 Will Glover Â 20 Scott White Â 21 Alex Crocker Â 22 Mike Marsden Â 23 Josh Amadi.
1. Vaughan 2. Frost 3. Carter 4. M Solway Â 5. Britton 6. Bayliss (c) 7. Vecchio Â 8. Denness 9. Bailey 10. Hastings Â 11. Martin Â 12. Waters Â 13. Mackenzie Â 14. T Lewis 15. Graham.
Replacements: 16. Starks Â 17. Oghre Â 18. John 19. Rice Â 20. Morris 21. Dabell Â 22. Kelly Â 23. Rees.
1 Freddie BoyceÂ 2 Curtis LangdonÂ 3 Tyler WhiteÂ 4 Charlie StonehillÂ 5 Angus Southon Â 6 Luke FrostÂ 7 Jack IngallÂ 8 Isaac Curtis- HarrisÂ 9 Callum WatsonÂ 10 Theo Brophy-Clews (c)Â 11 Joe CokanasigaÂ 12 Sam TellingÂ 13 Matt WilliamsÂ 14 Roman Malin-HiscockÂ 15 Tom Parton.
Replacements:Â 16 Toby HillÂ 17 Matt KourisÂ 18 Callum KopsapasÂ 19 Jarad LeatÂ 20 Hugo McPhersonÂ 21 Ben HoltÂ 22 Lewis SampsonÂ 23 Sam Evans.
O Will Sutton N Sam Yawayawa M Ryan Olowofela L George Worth (c)Â K Paolo Odogwu J Jacob UmagaÂ I Ben WhiteÂ A Owen HillsÂ B George NairnÂ C Dan HoganÂ D Joe GreenÂ E Alex GalletlyÂ F Charlie HarveyÂ H Zak PooleÂ G George Murrin.
Replacements: P Jamie JackÂ Q Fred TuilagiÂ R Aubrey GrimesÂ S Zak PoolÂ T Toby HutchinsonÂ U Harry SimmonsÂ V Paolo OdogwuÂ W Lewis Winterbottom.
15. Alex Mitchell,Â 14. Rory Hardman,Â 13. Frazer Summers,Â 12. Dan Greer,Â 11. Charlie Venables,Â 10. Mark Dixon,Â 9. Connor Dever,Â 1. George Williams,Â 2. Christian Taylor,Â 3. Jake Pope,Â 4. Matt Postlethwaite,Â 5. Max Davies,Â 6. Tom Curry,Â 7. Tom MacCuish,Â 8. Joe McGrail.
Replacements:Â 16. Lewis Bradley,Â 17. Jordan Grass,Â 18. Jack Conteh,Â 19. Druw Fray,Â 20. Sam Haley,Â 21. Ben Curry,Â 22. Ali Crossdale,Â 23. Harry Blackwell.