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Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup – A stunning weekend of schoolboy rugby

In our preview to the weekend’s school rugby we said that a classic weekend lay ahead, and so it proved as some brilliant games of rugby were played out across the country.

 

Conditions were unpleasant for many, and there were a few scores that reflected that, a 3-0 win for Merchant Taylor’s over Bloxham and a 5-3 Sherborne victory over Canford chief among them, but there were also some highly impressive scorelines despite the weather.

 

5 Key Fixtures

 

Our five key fixtures certainly did not let us down, with some results and scores that need reading twice and some great drama thrown in too.

 

Arguably the result of the day was Kirkham Grammar School’s 27-0 win over Sedbergh. Building up to the game there were many who thought Kirkham could win, particularly having done so last year, but nobody could have been predicting such a brilliant and dominant scoreline.

 

Things were much tighter in North West London as Harrow hosted Warwick. A tight game was at 15-15 heading into the last play but a Harrow penalty at the death gave them the spoils, 18-15.

 

Tonbridge absolutely stunned St Paul’s, winning by an astonishing 31-0 score. St Paul’s have been outstanding all season, and Tonbridge have been very good of late, nobody could have been predicting quite such a dominant victory, particularly in such torrid conditions.

 

Wellington College showed all of their undoubted quality to beat Champions Trophy finalists Epsom College. Wellington put in a good display to secure a 22-10 win.

 

It was a good display from Whitgift too, as they beat Dulwich College 16-6. Whitgift have only lost to Wellington and Sedbergh this season and are certainly a side to look out for.

 

5 Previews

 

Our other previewed fixtures had plenty of entertainment too. Stonyhurst College backed up our strong billing of them with an excellent 22-7 win at Ampleforth College, always a tricky place to play at.

 

QEGS Wakefield and Barnard Castle played out a game that befitted their status as two schools with an outstanding rugby pedigree. It was a tight game throughout, with QEGS taking the spoils, 21-17.

 

Millfield showed that they are back in business with a gutsy 18-17 victory over Blundell’s, who came so close to reaching the Champions Trophy final in their heartbreaking semi final defeat to Epsom in midweek.

 

Bromsgrove kept their impressive unbeaten record alive with another excellent victory, they beat Monmouth 23-16 in Wales, a brilliant win.

 

Marlborough College put in a sterling effort to beat Cheltenham, winning 24-13 on Cheltenham College turf.

 

Around the Grounds

 

Elsewhere there were plenty of impressive results, a 50-7 victory at Adams Grammar for King’s Macclesfield being one.

 

Berkhamsted again showed that they are a force to be reckoned with, they beat Stamford 12-0. Bryanston and Clifton College played out a close fought and low scoring 7-7 draw.

 

Colston’s were back on the winning horse with a 15-12 win over Kingswood, while King’s Canterbury put in an outstanding display to beat a good Haileyburyu side 31-3.

 

Cranleigh notched up a decent 25-10 win over Hurstpierpoint, and Eton College secured a 26-13 victory away at John Fisher.

 

Oundle beat Oakham for the second time this season, they were at their impressive best again, winning 21-0. Reigate Grammar School notched up yet another big scoreline, beating Sutton Valence 42-0.

 

Abingdon beat Rugby 13-0, and Seaford College won their derby against Brighton College by an impressive 22-13 margin.

 

Stowe were at their best against Uppingham, winning 24-0, Trinity were similarly good against an organised Tiffin side, they won 31-19.

 

RGS High Wycombe and Sir Thomas Rich’s played out a real slugfest, which RGS eventually took 16-11. Meanwhile a last minute crossfield kick secured victory for King’s College Taunton in the Taunton derby in the most dramatic fashion.

 

If you have any reports, photos, videos, or score updates, please do send them in to writers@fifteenrugby.com

 

Schools Rugby Results:

 

5 Key Fixtures

 

Kirkham GS 27-0 Sedbergh

Harrow 18-15 Warwick

Tonbridge 31-0 St Paul’s

Wellington College 22-10 Epsom College

Whitgift 16-6 Dulwich College

 

5 Previews

 

Ampleforth College 7-22 Stonyhurst College

Barnard Castle 17-21 QEGS Wakefield

Blundell’s 17-18 Millfield

Cheltenham College 13-24 Marlborough College

Monmouth 16-23 Bromsgrove

 

Other Key Fixtures

 

Adams GS 7-50 King’s Macclesfield

Ashville College 29-18 Worksop College

Aylesbury GS 14-26 Magdalen College

Bablake 10-44 Bishop Vesey’s GS

Bedford 28-10 Radley College

Berkhamsted 12-0 Stamford

Bishop Wordsworth’s 21-18 Dauntsey’s

Bolton School 5-22 Cheadle Hulme

Bradford GS 15-0 Trent College

Bryanston 7-7 Clifton College

Calday Grange 0-25 Ellesmere College

Canford 3-5 Sherborne

Caterham 13-18 Sevenoaks

Christ’s Hospital 10-18 Churcher’s College

City of London Freemen’s 5-19 Chislehurst & Sidcup GS

Colston’s 15-12 Kingswood

Dean Close 0-22 Malvern College

Downside 7-10 Prior Park College

Durham 45-12 Yarm

Eltham College 10-15 Colfe’s

Giggleswick v Austin Friars – Cancelled

Grammar School at Leeds 0-14 Woodhouse Grove

Haileybury 3-31 King’s Canterbury

Hampton v Campion – Cancelled

Hurstpierpoint College 10-25 Cranleigh

John Fisher 13-26 Eton College

KCS Wimbledon 38-10 Shiplake College

KES Birmingham 6-46 Solihull

KES Stratford 14-24 Pate’s GS

King’s Worcester 11-12 Bristol GS

Leys 8-15 Royal Hospital School

Lord Wandsworth College 18-11 Pangbourne College

Lymm HS v St Ambrose College – Cancelled

Manchester Grammar 31-22 Wirral Grammar

Merchant Taylor’s 3-0 Bloxham

Mill Hill 8-18 Feslted

New Hall 26-15 London Oratory

Northampton SfB 12-5 Leicester GS

Norwich 31-11 Gresham’s

Nottingham HS 6-13 Loughborough GS

Old Swinford Hospital 13-17 RGS Worcester

Oundle 21-0 Oakham

Pocklington 34-0 Hymers College

Portsmouth GS 3-15 St George’s, Weybridge

Reading Blue Coat 33-13 Claire’s Court

Reigate GS 42-0 Sutton Valence

RGS Guildford 27-12 Judd

Rugby 0-13 Abingdon

Rydal Penrhos v St Edward’s College

Seaford College 22-13 Brighton College

Sir Thomas Rich’s 11-16 RGS High Wycombe

Skinners’ 3-7 Eastbourne College

St George’s, Harpenden 10-13 St Columba’s College

St John’s Leatherhead 10-13 Reed’s

Stowe 24-0 Uppingham

Taunton 10-12 King’s College, Taunton

Trinity 31-19 Tiffin

Wimbledon College 7-22 St Benedict’s

Worth 13-8 King Edward’s, Southampton

 

Still to come:

 

Bishop’s Stortford College v The Perse

Bishop’s Stortford HS v Dartford GS

 

Harrogate GS v Crossley Heath

St Joseph’s College v Langley

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