After a very busy week last week, this week’s midweek school rugby is much quieter.
That said, there is still plenty of high quality rugby with NatWest Cup action, as well as plenty of games under the lights towards the end of the week that should excite.
All in all, it should be quite the distraction from the weekend’s Rugby World Cup woes for many.
Three NatWest Cup games take place on Wednesday as Wilmslow High School, quarter finalists last year, head to Cheadle Hulme, RGS Newcastle are hosted by Dame Allan’s, and Bishop’s Stortford College travel to Knights Templar.
Elsewhere there are two highly exciting evening kick offs. Harrow play Berkhamsted, and Sedbergh, one of the best sides so far this season, travel to King’s Macclesfield.
The tour games are also still rolling, with Campion hosting Massey High School. The excellent Barnard Castle are again in action, they are away at Yarm.
Thursday is another quieter but highly competitive day. Local rivals Oakham and Oundle meet for what is always a superb game of rugby, while Sexey’s host Dauntsey’s.
Friday is unusually busy, with plenty of very exciting games. The highlight is likely to be the game between the excellent Bradford Grammar and the 2013 Daily Mail Trophy champions, Woodhouse Grove.
Elsewhere Beechen Cliff host Colston’s, Caterham host Colfe’s, and Windsor Boys travel to Latymer Upper.
Wallington CGS are at home against Langley Park, and St Benedict’s host Gunnersbury.
Schools Rugby Midweek Fixtures (predictions in bold):
Campion v Massey High School
Cheadle Hulme v Wilmlsow HS (NatWest Cup)
Dame Allan’s v RGS Newcastle (NatWest Cup)
Glyn v Ewell Castle
Harrow v Berkhamsted (19.30)
King’s Macclesfield v Sedbergh (18.00)
Knights Templar v Bishop’s Stortford College (NatWest Cup)
Manchester GS v Rydal Penrhos
Mount St Mary’s College v Worksop College
Pate’s GS v QEH
Princethorpe College v KES Birmingham
Yarm v Barnard Castle
Oakham v Oundle
Sexey’s v Dauntsey’s
Beechen Cliff v Colston’s
Bradford GS v Woodhouse Grove
Caterham v Colfe’s
Latymer Upper v Windsor Boys
St Benedict’s v Gunnersbury
Wallington CGS v Langley Park