Sublime Wellington College storm to victory at Twickenham

To schools rugby fans the quality of Wellington College on the 7s field this season is well known, but at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday afternoon at the Marriot London 7s, they showed the wider rugby world just how good they are.

They put in a truly stunning performance, a vintage Wellington College performance, to beat John Fisher 40-5 in a repeat of the HSBC Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s final, which they had won 12-5.

It means that Wellington complete an entirely unbeaten 7s season, a truly remarkable feat.

It was a second appearance for John Fisher at Twickenham in two years, last year they stunned Millfield, who like Wellington this year were unbeaten heading into the Twickenham showpiece.

A repeat was not to be for this excellent Croydon based school though, for they came up against a Wellington College side in excellent form.

Wellington were 14-0 up in no time through Will Brinkley and Conor Dolan, who recently signed professional terms with Wasps. Fisher did hit back but there was to be no comeback as Jack Ingall then crossed for Wellington College to make it 21-5 at half time.

In the second half Wellington scored three superb tries to take the score out to 40-5, a second for Dolan followed by long range efforts from Tom Parton and Sam Trowbridge as they sealed that superb unbeaten season.

It was a second visit to Twickenham in three years for Wellington College, in 2013 they beat Sedbergh, but while that first visit was impressive and they were a terrific team, this side appears to be on another level altogether.

They truly are one of the great school sides.

Full Time: Wellington College 40-5 John Fisher


John Fisher:

Harvey Camisa-Bundy

Connor Collins

Alex Dombrandt

Bamidele Fadahunsi

Montel Maruziva

Suvwe Obano

Sam O’Leary-Blade

Kieran Rickell

George Simpson

Nathan Thomas (c)

Wellington College:

Sam Aspland-Robinson

Josh Basham

Rory Brand

Will Brinkley

Isaac Curtis-Harris

Conor Dolan

Jack Ingall

Oliver Kitto

Tom Papke

Tom Parton

Charlie Tarn

Sam Trowbridge

Matt Williams

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