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AASE Quarter Finals Preview

The AASE quarter finals are scheduled to take place tomorrow, with the Cup and Plate competitions set to begin.

In the Cup Hartpury College and St Paul’s Catholic College have already qualified for the semi finals, having qualified top of the Northern and Southern Conferences respectively, they will each play a winner of the quarter finals, between the second an third placed teams from both conferences.

Truro College, second in the South, host Myerscough College, third in the North, in their quarter final. The winner of that game will then take on the unbeaten Hartpury College. Truro actually finished level on victories with St Paul’s in the Southern Conference, but a superior number of bonus points saw St Paul’s finish top. Myerscough meanwhile sneaked through to the Cup knockout stage after a frantic final day that saw the bottom four in the AASE Northern Conference separated by just four points.

The other quarter final sees Oaklands College, second in the North, host SGS Filton College, third in the South. These two sides were both pretty sure of their respective finishing positions, particularly Oaklands who once beaten by Hartpury knew they would not finish top, but were still the side to beat for the others.

The winner of that game then plays St Paul’s Catholic College, with the winner of each semi final then meeting at Allianz Park for the Cup final.

The Plate competition is between the teams finishing from 4th to 6th in each conference, with the 4th placed sides securing automatic semi final spots. That means that Gosforth Academy and Bicton College, form the North and South respectively, already have their semi final positions secured.

Henley College, 5th in the South, host Worcester 6th form College, bottom in the North, with the winner then facing Gosforth in the semi final. It was particularly tough for Worcester, who actually finished with exactly the same win/loss record as Moulton and Gosforth above them.

Moulton, who finished one place above Worcester in 5th, host Ivybridge Community College, bottom in the South, in the other quarter final, with the winner travelling to Bicton College at the semi final stage.

Who do you think will win the AASE Cup and Plate? Can anyone stop Hartpury College in the Cup? Let us know what you think via @FifteenRugbyXV or via the comment box below

Play Off Fixtures:

Cup Quarter Finals:

Oaklands College v Filton College

Truro College v Myerscough College

Cup Semi Finals:

Hartpury College v Truro/Myerscough

St Paul’s Catholic College v Oaklands/Filton

Plate Quarter Finals:

Moulton College v Ivybridge Community College

Henley College v Worcester 6th form College

Plate Semi Finals:

Gosforth v Henley/Worcester

Bicton College v Moulton/Ivybridge

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