The first weekend of school rugby of 2015 certainly lived up to expectations, with some excellent scores and results coming through.
A few games fell foul to the weather, but by and large the weather was kind enough around the country for the biggest games to go ahead.
Our five prediction competition fixtures certainly lived up to expectations. Kirkham Grammar School, outstanding last term, showed that the Christmas break had not dampened their skills as they won 12-0 at Kingâ€™s Macclesfield.
Millfield, another side who excelled last term, began well this term too, beating Sir Thomas Richâ€™s 21-14 despite having several players missing through U18 Premiership commitments or injury.
The surprise of the weekend was perhaps Skinnersâ€™ 13-8 away win over Brighton College, though given their form at times last term, this was always going to be a tight game.
Woodhouse Grove were at their best, beating Mount St Maryâ€™s 24-0, while a young Warwick side got back to winning ways with a very good 32-17 victory over Old Swinford Hosptial.
Around the grounds
Elsewhere there were a few surprises, John Fisher fell to a 9-5 defeat against Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar, an excellent result for the Grammar School, while Dartford Grammar School secured a 22-11 victory at Campion.
RGS High Wycombe did their job well, beating Judd 17-0, while the biggest scoreline of the weekend was a 53-0 win for Loughborough Grammar School over Birkdale.
Meanwhile on Friday Whitgift beat Caterham 44-13 to start their term off in perfect fashion.
Schools Rugby Results:
Prediction Competition Fixtures:
Brighton College 8-13 Skinnersâ€™
Kingâ€™s Macclesfield 0-12 Kirkham GS
Millfield 21-14 Sir Thomas Richâ€™s
Mount St Maryâ€™s 0-24 Woodhouse Grove
Old Swinford Hospital 17-32 Warwick
Other School Fixtures:
Bablake 7-42 John Cleveland
Bishop Veseyâ€™s 6-10 Solihull
Brentwood 17-17 Reigate GS
Campion 11-22 Dartford GS
Chis & Sid 9-5 John Fisher
London Oratory 24-10 St Olaveâ€™s
Loughborough GS 53-0 Birkdale
Nottingham HS 35-7 Leicester GS
RGS High Wycombe 17-0 Judd
Stockport 24-36 Wilmslow HS
Whitchurch HS 36-12 St Peterâ€™s Gloucester
Caterham 13-44 Whitgift
Image Credit – Keith Patton