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Hartpury & Filton into AASE final

Hartpury College and Filton College will contest the AASE Championship final after contrasting semi final victories.

Hartpury, the dominant force since the AASE League’s conception, beat Truro College 49-14 in their semi final. The side who had finished second to St Paul’s Catholic College in the Southern Conference could do nothing to stop the Hartpury College onslaught, not an unusual situation as any of the sides who competed against them in the Northern Conference would testify to.

Hartpury College will face SGS Fiton College in the final after the side who finished third in the Southern Conference backed up their victory over Oaklands College in last week’s quarter final with an excellent 26-20 victory of St Paul’s Catholic College. Filton withstood heavy St Paul’s pressure to secure their final place, and with two momentum boosting victories heading into the final, they will hope to catch Hartpury out.

In the Plate final league newcomers Bicton College will face Gosforth Academy. Bicton beat Ivybridge Community College 22-13, a superb result given Ivybridge’s outstanding 54-0 quarter final victory over Moulton College last week.

Gosforth meanwhile just edged past Henley College, who themselves had had a superb quarter final victory. It ended 19-17 for Gosforth, who were new to the league themselves back in the 2013/14 season, meaning the two newest sides in the league will meet in the Plate final.

Who do you think will win the two AASE finals? Can Filton do anything to stop Hartpury? Let us know via the comment box below or via @FifteenRugbyXV

AASE Finals Fixtures:

Championship – Hartpury College v SGS Filton College

Plate – Bicton College v Gosforth Academy

AASE Championship Semi Final Results:

Hartpury College 49-14 Truro College

St Paul’s Catholic College 20-26 SGS Filton College

AASE Plate Semi Final Results:

Bicton College 22-13 Ivybridge Community College

Gosforth Academy 19-17 Henley College

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