It has been a brilliant midweek of schools rugby so far, with some thrilling games in the Champions Trophy, NatWest Cup, Tour games, and many others.
With so many competitions, it has already been one of the busiest midweek’s of the season, and with more to come today that will continue.
As ever, the Champions Trophy has thrilled, with Radley College v Sedbergh perhaps the pick of the bunch after 87 points were shared. Today it continues with Epsom College v Eton. You can see our roundup of the week’s action in the competition here: Champions Trophy Round 2.
Monday saw Norwich, Salesian, and Lord Wandsworth College collect wins, while Dover Grammar were victorious on Tuesday.
Wednesday saw the first mass participation day in the cup so far this season, with the highlight being London Oratory v Mill Hill, which was streamed live by the RFU. London Oratory won it 29-17, and they will be live again next time as the RFU are following this strand of the draw through.
Amongst some of the bigger names Stowe, Ampleforth College, and Bedford Modern picked up wins, Bedford Modern’s came in just 30 minutes before it was called off after they hit the fifty point mark.
Elsewhere Wallington County Grammar and Austin Friars picked up impressive big wins. The week’s Cup action rounds off today with Wycliffe College v Cleeve.
On Monday Bromsgrove saw off Southport School and Grammar School at Leeds finally got off the mark with a strong 38-24 win of Sydney Grammar School.
Tuesday saw Uppingham secure a 33-14 win over Townsville, with their local rivals Catherdral School Townsville also losing the following day, 16-15 to Nottingham High School.
Caterham saw off Wairoa College 29-17, but it was defeat for both Skinners’ and Marlborough College, who went down 19-26 and 21-36 to Massey High School and Fielding High School respectively.
Elsewhere Cheltenham College lost out in their local derby against Pate’s Grammar School on Tuesday, losing 21-12, while on Wednesday Hymers College were back to winning ways with a 14-6 win over Hull Collegiate. Denstone College also beat King’s Granthan 31-17, while Dartford Grammar impressed with a 47-22 win over Gravesend.
Coming up today we have the seventh last 16 game in the Champions Trophy as Eton College host Epsom College, we also have Wycliffe College v Cleeve in the NatWest Cup.
Elsewhere Monkton Combe host KES Bath and King’s Bruton host Clayesmore. There are also two tour games. Reigate Grammar School host Syndey Grammar School, and Dame Allan’s host Ignatius Park.
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Schools Rugby Midweek Results:
Grammar School at Leeds 38-24 Sydney GS – Tour
Bromsgrove 29-0 Southport School – Tour
Crossley Heath v St Paul’s, Manly (Australia) – Tour
Eaton & Otley 0-22 Norwich – NatWest Cup
Salesian 50-17 Esher College – NatWest Cup
Lord Wandsworth College 31-19 Windsor Boys School – NatWest Cup
Radley College 31-56 Sedbergh – Champions Trophy
RGS Guildford 12-29 Haileybury – Champions Trophy
Uppingham 33-14 Townsville GS (Tour)
Cheltenham College 12-21 Pate’s GS
St Lawrence College 12-41 Dover GS – NatWest Cup
Dulwich College 13-17 Millfield – Champions Trophy
Barnard Castle 17-10 King’s Macclesfield – Champions Trophy
Blundell’s 31-7 Monmouth – Champions Trophy
Sherborne 22-15 St John’s Leatherhead – Champions Trophy
Wooton Upper 22-12 Silverstone College – NatWest Cup
Christ’s Hospital 21-15 The Weald – NatWest Cup
Wallington CGS 60-5 Beth’s GS – NatWest Cup
Coopers Coborn 22-5 Brentwood – NatWest Cup
St Dunstan’s College 0-10 St Olave’s GS – NatWest Cup
London Oratory 29-17 Mill Hill – NatWest Cup
Katherine Lady Berkeley’s 25-8 The Crypt – NatWest Cup
Bablake 51-29 Birmingham Met College – NatWest Cup
Enfield GS 22-14 Palmers – NatWest Cup
Stafford GS 3-57 Newcastle- Under-Lyme – NatWest Cup
Bedford Modern 52-0 Samuel Whitbread – NatWest Cup
Austin Friars 41-14 Keswick – NatWest Cup
Ashville College 31-52 Ampleforth College – NatWest Cup
Desborough College 31-14 Reading Blue Coat – NatWest Cup
Dame Allan’s 17-7 Queen Elizabeth’s HS – NatWest Cup
Cokethorpe 10-34 Stowe – NatWest Cup
Glyn 17-8 Ravens Wood – NatWest Cup
Dartford GS 47-22 Gravesend GS
Richard Hale 38-0 Sandringham
Gordon’s 39-36 Halliford
King’s Grantham 17-31 Denstone College
Hymers College 14-6 Hull Collegiate
Nottingham HS 16-15 Cathedral School Townsville – Tour
Caterham 29-17 Wairoa College – Tour
Skinners’ 19-26 Massey HS – Tour
Marlborough College 21-36 Fielding HS – Tour
Eton College 7-24 Epsom College – Champions Trophy
Monkton Combe v KES Bath
King’s Bruton 38-0 Clayesmore
Wycliffe College 41-12 Cleeve – NatWest Cup
Dame Allan’s 14-31 Ignatius Park – Tour
Reigate GS v Sydney GS – Tour