Churcherâ€™s College claimed the 2015 U18 NatWest Vase with a 13-5 victory over Seevic College.
Both teams had run home the tries in their respective semi finals in order to reach this Twickenham final, however in a tense and nervous final it was about heart and determination over try scoring, for both sides.
Churcherâ€™s came out the faster of the two sides but Seevic rallied late in the second half, only to be thwarted by some determined Churcherâ€™s defence.
Churcherâ€™s superior start reflected in an 8-0 half time lead. They opened up a 3-0 lead on the quarter of an hour mark after number 8 Seb Herold landed a penalty before they constructed a beautiful try five minutes later.
The ball had gone to ground a few times for both teams but Churcherâ€™s strung a few phases together brilliantly, allowing fly half Seb Head to drift over the line in fine style to give his side an 8-0 lead, which they deservedly held onto until half time.
Within minutes of the second half they were at it again, this time after some strong driving work released outside centre Zach Housden to go scampering over in the corner.
Tim Rodberâ€™s old school had their tails up and had a 13-0 lead, all seemed to be going their way. However Seevic had not gone all the way in this tournament without bags of determination and spirit, and that started to show as they began to work some phases together, finally gaining some solid territory in the Churcherâ€™s danger zone.
Pressure almost always converts into points and Seevic certainly made sure of that, as Amos Filson finished beautifully in the right hand corner after dancing down the right hand touchline, reducing the arrears to 13-5.
Filson had looked Seevicâ€™s most dangerous man all day, and threatened twice again, however no matter how determined Seevic were and how hard they tried, they were faced by an irrepressible Churcherâ€™s wall of defence.
Churcherâ€™s determination was staggering, and their discipline not to concede penalties was admirable in the extreme. In the end that determination not to concede and their discipline alongside it were the differences, giving them a deserved 13-5 victory.
Both sides deserve credit though, they have played some excellent rugby in this competition and served up a tense and engaging final, unfortunately for Seevic it was not quite enough. For Churcherâ€™s though, this is the greatest day in their rugby history.
U18 NatWest Vase Final: Churcherâ€™s College 13-5 Seevic College
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Man of the Match â€“ Seb Herold, Churcherâ€™s College
15 Ed HowlettÂ 14 Amos FilsonÂ 13 Jordan LoweÂ 12 Munashe MuzuzuÂ 11 Lewis JohnstoneÂ 10 Harrison FriswellÂ 9 Ricki GouldÂ 1 Will WestonÂ 2 Finlay MacIntyreÂ 3 Najee MundichaÂ 4 Curtis BiddleÂ 5 Hake CollinsÂ 6 Joe HedgesÂ 7 Charlie CannonÂ 8 Chris Shields.
Replacements: 16 Matt BevanÂ 17 Luke TaylorÂ 18 Billy Wright Â 19 Mitch WebbÂ 20 Andre BarrettÂ 21 Adrian IshmailÂ 22 John Sagomba.
15 Charlie ThompsonÂ 14 Jonny PayneÂ 13 Zach HousdenÂ 12 Ben NormanÂ 11 Joseph ParkesÂ 10 Seb HeadÂ 9 Jack HarpurÂ 1 William KayeÂ 2 Stefan YounghusbandÂ 3 Harry TrowsdaleÂ 4 Harry RawlingsÂ 5 James AHrgreavesÂ 6 Joseph FarrellÂ 7 Samuel BloomerÂ 8 Seb Herold.
Replacements:Â 16 Max WoodÂ 17 Dominic WilliamsÂ 18 Oliver NicholsÂ 19 Matt VawdreyÂ 20 Emile HussellÂ 21 Jordan AlexanderÂ 22 Ben Hanlan.