Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup – Yet another outstanding weekend

International rugby was the real headline grabber this weekend, but skipping beneath the national radar we had yet another outstanding weekend of schools rugby.

 

There was a real mix of big wins, tight victories, and even a couple of draws as this extraordinarily competitive season carried on.

 

Daily Mail Trophy Prediction Competition

 

One of the most widely anticipated games was Bromsgrove v Oundle, a repeat of last year’s NatWest Cup semi final. That game was one of the most intense and physical of the season. Bromsgrove won it and then went on to lift the trophy, so Oundle were looking for payback this time. However Bromsgrove were not in the mood to slip and won 18-13, keeping their fantastic start to the season alive.

 

Bromsgrove’s opponents in that final were Dulwich College, who were in action away at Harrow on Saturday. Dulwich’s season has included a victory against Wellington so they headed over in great from. Harrow too are in excellent form though and they showed that again as the edged to a 17-15 victory.

 

QEGS Wakefield have enjoyed a good start to the year too, their side is made up of two sets of U15 NatWest Cup finalists, which always bodes well for the 1st XV season. They carried that on in fine style with a 30-10 victory over King’s Macclesfield on Saturday.

 

One of the games of the day was St John’s Leatherhead v Brighton College, which ended in a 23-22 victory for the away side in a fixture between two side who have been playing excellent rugby so far this year.

 

Wellington College made it three wins from four for the season so far as they convincingly beat Whitgift 30-16. With Millfield to come on Saturday though, the fixture list is not going to let us any time soon for the Daily Mail Trophy champions, you sense that that is just how they like it though.

 

Previewed Fixtures

 

Our other previewed games were no less exciting, with perhaps the most exciting of the day being a 19-19 draw between Bradford Grammar School and Stonyhurst College, two sides who have really impressed so far this season.

 

John Fisher had one of the results of the day with a very strong 29-17 home victory over RGS High Wycombe. Sedbergh meanwhile carried on their dominant start with a huge 49-17 win away at Merchiston Castle in Scotland.

 

Millfield faced Bryanston for the second time in a fortnight. Millfield won the first encounter by a narrow margin but raced away for victory this time, securing a 34-0 win ahead of their midweek Champions Trophy game against Dulwich.

 

Warwick meanwhile showed that they are well and truly back in form as they beat New Zealand touring side Massey High School 25-11.

 

Elsewhere

 

The biggest result of the day saw Kirkham Grammar School rack up an incredible 89 points away at St Ambrose College, whilst Bedford Modern were not far short of the total as they beat QE Barnet 76-0. Campion brilliant start also continued, they beat Ravens Wood 48-0.

 

Those were just some of the stunning results from around the country on what was truly a superb weekend of school rugby.

 

Do you have any photos, videos, or reports from this weekend’s games? You can send them in to writers@fifteenrugby.com

 

Weekend Schools Rugby Results:

 

Daily Mail Trophy Prediction Competition

 

Bromsgrove 18-13 Oundle

Harrow 17-15 Dulwich College

King’s Macclesfield 10-30 QEGS Wakefield

St John’s Leatherhead 22-23 Brighton College

Wellington College 30-16 Whitgift

 

Previewed Games:

 

Bradford GS 19-19 Stonyhurst College

John Fisher 29-17 RGS High Wycombe

Merchiston Castle 17-49 Sedbergh

Millfield 34-0 Bryanston

Warwick 25-11 Massey HS (New Zealand)

 

Other Key Results:

 

Bedford Modern 76-0 QES Barnet

Blundell’s 61-5 King’s College Taunton

Calday Grange GS 29-5 Cheadle Hulme

Campion 48-0 Ravens Wood

Churcher’s College 20-5 Portsmouth GS

City of London Freemend’s 0-27 Reading Blue Coat

Colfe’s 24-5 Brentwood

Colston’s 5-67 King’s Worcester

Cranbrook 34-7 Maidstone GS

Crossley Heath 65-0 Audenshaw

Dame Allan’s 0-58 Durham

Denstone College 16-5 Ellesmere College

Emanuel 7-34 Caterham

Grammar School at Leeds 12-62 RGS Lancaster

Haberdashers 12-28 Tiffin

Hereford Cathedral School 17-34 Pate’s GS

KCS Wimbledon 10-14 Berkhamsted

KES Stratford 19-10 KES Birmingham

King’s Bruton 12-11 KES Bath

Kingswood 18-17 Taunton

Leicester GS 42-3 Princethorpe College

Loughborough GS 11-10 Bishop Vesey’s GS

Mill Hill 10-55 Magdalen College

Monmouth 19-13 Bristol GS

MTS Crosby 10-29 Manchester GS

Northampton SfB 22-25 Solihull

Nottingham HS 38-19 Old Swinford Hospital

Reed’s 33-13 Hurstpierpoint College

Reigate GS 61-5 Eltham College

RGS Guildford 8-52 St Paul’s

Royal Hospital School 38-0 RGS Colchester

Seaford College 24-10 Worth

Skinners’ 42-14 St Olave’s GS

Stamford 39-17 King’s Grantham

St Alban’s 15-41 Hampton

St Ambrose College 7-89 Kirkham GS

St Benedict’s 46-10 St George’s, Weybridge

St Columba’s College 19-12 Wellingborough

St Joseph’s College 31-6 Norwich

Stockport GS 34-25 Wirral GS

Trinity 33-14 Judd

Wallington CGS 30-7 Glyn

Wilmslow HS 62-0 Rydal Penrhos

Wimbledon College 6-13 London Oratory

Woodhouse Grove 24-5 Pocklington

 

Still to come

 

Ashville College v Silcoates

Hymers College v Mount St Mary’s College

Ratcliffe College v KES Aston

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