It might not be the busiest midweek of school rugby of the season, but it certainly has not lacked for excitement so far.
There has been NatWest Cup action, including the champions, plus plenty of other schools rugby.
Monday saw the NatWest Vase providing the only entertainment of the day, and what entertainment it was as 82 points were split between Salesian and St Bede’s, with St Bede’s securing their place in the next round by a 47-35 scoreline.
There were two games on Tuesday, and what contrasting games they were! Wisbech Grammar were in fine form as they beat St Ivo by a crushing 47-7, however things were very different between Beechen Cliff and Canford, with Canford winning a real battle of a game by just a 6-0 margin.
The NatWest Cup champions, Bromsgrove, were in action on Wednesdaym and showed that title winning form with a crushing 56-5 victory over KES Aston, who are no mere pushovers.
In equally good form were Judd, who beat Folkestone Academy 50-0, while Enfield Grammar beat St Edmund’s College 32-17. Outside of the Cup, Gunnersbury beat Gordon’s 29-10, with Gordon’s perhaps suffering a little after a tough weekend of play at the St Joseph’s Festival.
Thursday saw Skinners’ and Hurstpierpoint College play out a bit of a thriller, with Skinner’s eventually winning by just three points, 22-19. The huge game on Thursday was between two real schoolboy heavyweights, Sherborne and Bryanston. Both schools have plenty of players who have been a part of the Bath set up in recent years and both have good teams this year, as shown by the closeness of the game, which Sherborne, with a few of their injured players now back, won 15-10.
In the NatWest Cup, former winners St Peter’s Gloucester beat Cirencester College by a commanding 62 points to 10, Feslted were in equally fine form, beating KEGS Chelmsford 65-5 in just a half of rugby.
The week was rounded off in glorious style with the Modus Cup on Friday night between King’s Worcester and RGS Worcester. Played at Worcester Warriors’ Sixways Stadium, in an atmosphere akin to a University Varsity match, King’s took the game by a commanding 32-3 scoreline to keep the Worcester bragging rights for another year.
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Salesian 35-47 St Bede’s (NatWest Vase)
Canford 6-0 Beechen Cliff
Wisbech GS 47-7 St Ivo
Folkestone Academy 0-50 Judd (NatWest Cup)
Gordon’s 10-29 Gunnersbury
KES Aston 5-56 Bromsgrove (NatWest Cup)
St Edmund’s College 17-32 Enfield GS (NatWest Cup)
Cirencester College 10-62 St Peter’s Gloucester (NatWest Cup)
Felsted 65-5 KEGS Chelmsford (NatWest Cup)
Sherborne 15-10 Bryanston
Skinners’ 22-19 Hurstpierpoint
King’s Worcester 32-3 RGS Worcester – Modus Cup – Sixways Stadium