BMW Wellington International Festival Finishes Up In Style

The BMW Wellington International Festival concluded at a gloriously sunny Wellington College yesterday after a wet start to the day.

The day opened with England North taking on Wales Celts at 11.00. Both sides arrived having won one and lost one of their first two games of the week, but the Celts arrived in stronger form having beaten Scotland U16 48-0 on Wednesday following a narrow defeat to England South West a week ago. England North had lost to Scotland on the opening day but beat a very good France West side 8-7 on Wednesday.

The game ended up even though, a 17-17 draw, with tries from Sedbergh’s Wade Williams, Blundell’s Will Klinkenberg, and Grammar School at Leeds’ Jack Wafer.

In a tighter schedule than the previous two rounds of games, the next two matches kicked off at 12.45. France East, who had picked up two wins from two over London & South East and the South West, faced the Italy Academy Selection U17, who were yet to pick up a victory. That game went to script, with France East winning 17-10.

The other 12.45 kick off looked more likely to be able to go either way, England South West v Scotland U16. The South West had lost to France East but beaten Wales Celts, while Scotland had beaten England North before that crushing defeat to Wales Celts.

England South West took it comfortably though, winning 34-16 with tires from Queen Elizabeth, Crediton’s Marcus Street, Wellington College’s Dylan Moss, Dean Close’s Luca Cappuccini, Wycliffe College’s Tom Seabrook, and a brace from King’s College Taunton’s Aaron Chapman.

The two 14.30 kick offs, the final two games of the Festival, featured two England sides, with England London & South East faced Wales Druids and England Midlands playing France West.

London & South East v the Druids was a tight game, won narrowly by the English side 12-9 tries from Halliford’s James Gulliver and Langley’s Joe Hegarty. That was a second victory of the week for London & South East after they beat Italy on Wednesday and lost to France East on Sunday, while for the Druids it was a second loss, they had been beaten by France West before beating the Midlands.

In by far the most high scoring game of the week, England Midlands lost 24-45 to France West, a result that made France West the only side to secure three wins from their three games, with the Midlands slipping to a second defeat on the bounce after losing to the Druids on Wednesday.

There were four tries in England’s 24 points though, with Coundon Road’s Harry Garforth, Stowe’s Tosin Segun, River’s Ted Hill, and Harris Academy’s Isaac Blake-Mills all crossing the whitewash.

Following a successful week of near professional training plus the three games, some of the English and Welsh players will be in action again next week, with Wales hosting an U16 international between the two countries, with each side selecting from those who have impressed the most over the last week.

BMW Wellington International Festival Results:

Third Round:

11.00 England North 17-17 Wales Celts

12.45 England South West 34-16 Scotland

12.45 France East 17-10 Italy Academy Selection U17

14.30 England London & South East 12-9 Wales Druids

14.30 England Midlands 24-45 France West

Second Round:

11.00 England Midlands 0-19 Wales Druids

11.00 England London & South East 24-7 Italy Academy Selection U17

14.00 England South West 14-22 France East

14.00 Scotland U16 0-48 Wales Celts

16.00 England North 8-7 France West

First Round:

11.00 England South West 17-12 Wales Celts

11.00 England Midlands 38-12 Italy Academy Selection U17

14.00 England North 19-27 Scotland U16

16.00 Wales Druids 8-20 France West

16.00 England London & South East 7-29 France East

Home Nations Squads:



George Bastow (Hill House School, Yorkshire Carnegie, Yorkshire)

Zac Berrill (St Aidens High School, Yorkshire Carnegie, Yorkshire)

Isaac Brace (Barnard Castle, Newcastle Falcons, CND)

Alex Burrage (Bishop Heber HS, Sale Sharks, Cheshire)

Ben Carlile (Pocklington School, Yorkshire Carnegie, Yorkshire)

Sam Chinomona (Childwall Sport Academy, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Shaun Crouch (Barlby HS, Yorkshire Carnegie, Yorkshire)

Matt Dalton (Wirral GS, Sale Sharks, Cheshire)

Nick David (Warwick School, Worcester Warriors, Warwickshire)

Sam Dugdale (Kirkham GS, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Oliver Fox (Freeston Academy, Yorkshire Carnegie,Yorkshire)

Tristan Grant (Durham School, Newcastle Falcons, CND)

Alex Hayton (Cramlington LV, Newcastle Falcons, CND)

Luke James (Wilmslow HS, Sale Sharks, Cheshire)

Sam Moore (Merchant Taylors Boys, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Solomon Neild (Manchester GS, Sale Sharks, Cheshire)

Mike Newstead (Austin Friars, Newcastle Falcons, CND)

Ikenna Obonna (Royal Grammar School, Newcastle Falcons, CND)

Calum Owen (Lancaster RGS, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Arron Reed (Standish HS, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Marcus Smith (Brighton College, Harlequins, Sussex)

Jack Wafer (Leeds GS, Yorkshire Carnegie, Yorkshire)

Tom Walsh (St Ambrose College, Sale Sharks, Cheshire)

Kieran Wilkinson (Kirkham GS, Sale Sharks, Lancashire)

Wade Williams (Sedbergh School, Lancashire)


Elliot Adamson (Pocklington School, Leicester Tigers, NLD)

Issac Blake-Mills (Harris CofE Academy, Worcester Warriors, Warwickshire)

Sam Buckley (Quinton House School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

Beck Cutting (Bromsgrove, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Harrison Fowke (Bromsgrove, Gloucester, North Midlands)

Harry Garforth (Coundon Road, Leicester Tigers, Leicestershire)

Sam Grahamslaw (Guilsborough, Leicester Tigers, Leicestershire)

Tom Greatorex-Sanderson (Robert Smyth Academy, Leicester Tigers, Leicestershire)

Tom Hardwick (Bedford Modern School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

Oscar Harper (John Cleveland College, Leicester Tigers, Leicestershire)

George Hawkes (North Leamington, Worcester Warriors, Warwickshire)

Freddie Hemingway (John Kyrle High, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Ted Hill (River School, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Aaron Hinkley (Bromsgrove School, Gloucester, North Midlands)

Dion King (Kings School Worcester, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Oliver Richardson (Warwick School, Worcester Warriors, Warwickshire)

James Scott (Bishops Bluecoat, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Tosin Segun (Stowe School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

Toran Spelman (Blessed William Howard HS, Leicester Tigers, Staffordshire)

Fraser Strachan (Putteridge High School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

Alex Walder (Backwell School, Bristol, Bristol)

Tom Walton (Nottingham High School, Leicester Tigers, NLD)

Harry Warn (Ousedale School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

Lawrence Weston (Haybridge High, Worcester Warriors, North Midlands)

Chris Yuill (Sponne School, Northampton Saints, East Midlands)

London & South East:

Reuben Bird-Tulloch (Eltham College, Saracens, Kent)

Andrew Boye (Sir Joseph Williamson, Saracens, Kent)

William Brown (Ipswich School,Northampton Saints, E. Counties)

Harry Butler (Brighton Hill School, London Irish, Hampshire)

Rhys Charalambous (Terrington St. Clements, Leicester Tigers, E. Counties)

Sam Collingridge (Hampton School, London Irish, Hampshire)

Jasper Dix (The Perse School, Northampton Saints, E. Counties)

Andre Dunn (Langley School, Leicester Tigers, E. Counties)

Jamie Elms (Brentwood School, Saracens, Essex)

James Gulliver (Halliford School, Harlequins, Surrey)

Mathew Harrison (Graveney School, Harlequins, Surrey)

George Head (Tonbridge School, Harlequins, Surrey)

Joe Hegarty (Langley School, Leicester Tigers, E. Counties)

Joe Milligan (Langley School, Leicester Tigers, E. Counties)

Tom Nicole (Guildford County School, Harlequins, Surrey)

Elliot Obatoyinbo (Harrow School, Saracens, Hertfordshire)

John Okafor (St John Bosco College, Harlequins, Surrey)

Faisal Olabooye (Gilberd School, Northampton Saints, E. Counties)

Charlie Page (St Benedicts, Wasps, Middlesex)

Sean Reffell (Langley Park School, Saracens, Kent)

James Seabrook (Merchant Taylors, Wasps, Middlesex)

Kareem Swandells(Graveney School, Harlequins, Surrey)

Callum Tilleray (Wallington County GS, Harlequins, Surrey)

Mark Williams (St Mary Magdalene, Saracens, Hertfordshire)

Billy Young (Howard School, Saracens, Kent)

South West:

Josh Basham (Wellington College, London Irish, Berkshire)

Elliot Berryman (Stanchester Academy, Bath, Somerset)

Tom Bishop (Abingdon School, Wasps, Oxfordshire)

Cameron Brown (Millfield School, Bath, Somerset)

Sam Brown (Ivybridge Comm College, Exeter Chiefs, Devon)

Luca Cappuccini (Dean Close School, Gloucester, Gloucestershire)

Aaron Chapman (Kings College Taunton, Exeter Chiefs, Devon)

Tom Coller (John of Gaunt, Bath, Dorset & Wilts)

George Costard (Dauntsey’s School, Bath, Dorset & Wilts)

Tom Guthrie (Abingdon School, Wasps, Oxfordshire)

Matt Handcock (Royal Grammar School, Wasps, Buckinghamshire)

Will Klinkenberg (Blundell’s School, Devon)

Ben Loader (Reading School, London Irish, Berkshire)

Harry McHugh (Kings School Bruton, Bath, Somerset)

Dylan Moss (Wellington College, London Irish)

Tom Pittman (King’s College Taunton, Bath, Dorset & Wilts)

Miles Reid (Ralph Allen School, Bath, Somerset)

Tom Seabrook (Wycliffe College, Gloucester, Gloucestershire)

Marcus Street (QE Crediton, Exeter Chiefs, Devon)

Sam Talbot (Caterham School, Exeter Chiefs, Surrey)

Joe Tunney (Dr Challoner’s GS, Wasps, Buckinghamshire)

Kieran Verden (Taunton Academy, Bath, Somerset)

Jacob Webb (Salesian College, London Irish, Berkshire)

Marcus Woodruff (Ivybridge Comm College, Exeter Chiefs, Devon)

Charlie Wright (Honiton Comm College, Exeter Chiefs, Devon)


Forwards: Adam Kerr (Hutchesons’ GS), Andrew O’Neill (Glenalmond College), Callum Cruickshank (Stirling County RFC/Dollar Academy), Cameron Blakemore (Stirling County RFC/Dollar Academy), Connor Clark (Stirling County RFC), Finlay Richardson (Merchiston Castle School), Finlay Darrah (Dunbar Grammar School/Dunbar RFC), Finlay Scott (Jedburgh GS/Jed Thistle RFC), Paul Cairncross (East Kilbride RFC/Kelvinside Academy), Robbie Smith (Newton Stewart RFC), Roderick Guiney(Peebles High School/Peebles RFC), Sean Gauld(Dundee Eagles/High School of Dundee), Martin Hughes (St. Aloysius’ College), Andrew Christie (Old Bristolians RFC/Bristol GS).  

Backs: Calum Gaw (Ayr RFC), Edmund Abekhe (Fettes College), Jack Paterson (Fettes College), Josh Eagers(Merchiston Castle School/Currie RFC), Kaleem Barreto (Glenalmond College),Matt Davidson (Ayr RFC/Wellington School), Peter Steele (Biggar RFC), Ross Thompson (Stewart’s Melville College), Jack McCready (Glasgow Hawks RFC/The Glasgow Academy), Fraser Dingwall (Cambridge RUFC/Bedford School), Rory McMichael (Wellington College), Cameron Redpath (Kings School – Macclesfield).



Josh Reynolds – Caerleon/NHSOB/ Dragons

Rhys Davies – Bishopston/Gowerton/Ospreys

Iestyn Harris – Y.G. Cymer/Treorchy/Blues

Ryan James – Caldicot/NHSOB/Dragons

Owen Lloyd – Stanwell/Penarth/Blues

Tom Stacey – Porth County/Porth/Blues

Will Capon – Bristol Grammar/Winscombe/Exile

Will Griffiths – Gowerton/Gowerton/Ospreys

Daniel Davis – Bro Dinefwr/Llandeilo/Scarlets

Tom Hoppe – Bassaleg/Machen/Dragons

Ed Bennion – Hereford/Droitwich/Exile

Tom Ireland-Life – Y.G. Gymraeg Glantaf/Rumney/Blues

Cameron Corsi – Llanishen/Rumney/Blues

Harri Morgan – LLangynwwyd/Bryncethin/Ospreys

Sion Edwards – Porth County/Porth/Blues

Ben Thomas – Corpus Christi/ St. Peters/Blues

Grant Smith – Treorchy/Treorchy/Blues

Ryan Conbeer – Greenhill/Narbeth/Scarlets

Kieran Griffiths – Millfield/Haverfordwest/Exile

Scott Lloyd – Dyffryn Taf/Whitland/Scarlets

Dafydd Smith – Bro Morgannwg/Penarth/Blues

Corey Bladwin – Bro Dinefwr/Scarlets

Sam Dinsdale – Bassaleg/Machen/Dragons

Joe Miles – Radyr/St.Peters/Blues

Lewis Ellis-Jones – Penweddig/Aberystwyth/Scarlets


Declan Thomas – Tonyrefail/Tonyrefail/Blues

Dan Schwartz – Cardiff High/Rhiwbina/Blues

Jordan Sakkas – Radyr/Pentyrch/Blues

Rhys Davies – Maesteg/Tondu/Ospreys

Llyr Green – Amman Valley/Cefneithin/Scarlets

Marley Lovell – Corpus Christi/St.Peters/Blues

Lennon Greggins – St Julians/NHSOB/Dragons

Owain Thomas-Jenkins – Bro Morgannwg/Cowbridge/Blues

Rhys Davies – Bishopston/Gowerton/Ospreys

Ben Fry – Radyr/Pentyrch/Blues

Sion Colella – Ysgol Bro Gwaun/Fishguard & Goodwick/Scarlets

Carl Blacker – Y.G. Garth Olwg/Pontypridd/Blues

Tommy Reffell – Pencoed/Pencoed/Ospreys

Alun Lawrence – Y.G. Llanharri/Llantrisant/Blues

Daniel Babos – Croesyceiliog/Pontypool/Dragons

Ben Jones – Afon Taf High/Mountain Ash/Blues

Tom Meehan – Corpus Christi/St.Peters/Blues

Rio Dyer – Bassaleg/Pill Harriers/Dragons

Armani Roberts – Bishop Heber High/Wrexham/RGC

Regan Wilton – Afon Taff High/Mountain Ash/Blues

Sion O’Brien – Y.G. Gymreg Glantaf/St. Peters/Blues

Eddie Francis – Cardinal Newman/Tonyrefail/Blues

Ben Cambriani – Bishopston/Gowerton/Ospreys

James McCarthy – Caerleon/Machen/Dragons

Iwan Hughes – St. Bedes/St Brendans/Exile

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