For many this was the penultimate weekend of their schools rugby season, and it was a weekend full of some exceptional performances.
There were some huge games between a number of top sides too, with plenty of teams looking to secure positions in the Daily Mail Trophy table.
5 Key Fixtures
Our five key fixtures this weekend began with Bedford’s trip to a could Abingdon side, and with the question of whether Bedford could keep their elvel up after the high of winning the Champions Trophy on Wednesday. Well, they answered that question emphatically, winning by a stunning 49-13 margin.
St Joseph’s Festival Champions, Hampton, enjoyed a very solid 14-0 win over John Fisher, and Kirkham Grammar School kept themselves in the Daily Mail Trophy hunt with a good 12-0 win against a very competitive Woodhouse Grove side.
Tonbridge kept up their brilliant run of recent form as they put in a good display to beat Dulwich College, with their forward pack in outstanding form.
Millfield showed that they are back to their best as they beat Whitgift 29-16, a promising result ahead of a huge game against Sedbergh on Wednesday.
Our other 5 featured games were no less high quality. Clifton College put in yet another brilliant performance to beat Sherborne 26-12, while St Peter’s York enjoyed a superb victory away at Durham, winning 32-12.
RGS Newcastle showed that their result against Durham on Wednesday was no one off as they put in another good performance to beat a very good Bradford Grammar School side 18-7.
St Paul’s got back on track after a tough couple of weeks in quite brilliant fashion, beating a very good Eton College side 31-17.
Oakham won the Rutland derby, beating their near neighbours and close rival Uppingham by a commanding 29-3 scoreline.
Around the Grounds
Elsewhere there was plenty of entertainment too, Dauntsey’s made it three years unbeaten at home as they beat Lord Wandsworth College 15-0, a fine achievement.
Berkhamsted were once again in top form as they secured a 20-0 win over Rugby, Blundell’s were in good form too, winning 43-12 against Taunton.
One of the top results of the weekend saw Eastoburne College raise their game for their derby fixture against Brighton College, winning 12-3, a highly impressive win.
Harrow put in a good display as they beat Radley 43-5, and it was a good weekend for a number of King’s Macclesfield sides, their 1st XV were in top form against Stonyhurst College with a 12-0 win.
Oundle were once again in fine form, beating Haielybury 36-3, and it was a great performance from RGS High Wycombe to beat St Benedict’s 35-5. Solihull were also in fine form, they beat Trent College 41-0.
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Schools Rugby Weekend Results:
5 Key Fixtures:
Abingdon 13-49 Bedford
Hampton 14-0 John Fisher
Kirkham GS 12-0 Woodhouse Grove
Tonbridge 18-7 Dulwich College
Whitgift 16-29 Millfield
Clifton College 26-12 Sherborne
Durham 12-32 St Peter’s, York
RGS Newcastle 18-7 Bradford GS
St Paul’s 31-17 Eton College
Uppingham 3-29 Oakham
Other Key Fixtures:
Ampleforth College 15-17 Ashville College
Austin Friars 17-12 Newcastle School for Boys
Bedford Modern 18-5 Nottingham HS
Berkhamsted 20-0 Rugby
Birkdale 29-20 Hymers College
Bishop’s Stortford HS v New Hall – Cancelled
Blundell’s 43-12 Taunton
Bristol GS 5-7 QEGS Wakefield
Bromsgrove 62-5 King’s Grantham
Campion 25-19 Judd
Caterham 15-55 Cranleigh
Chislehurst & Sidcup GS 29-10 Skinners’
Christ’s Hospital 17-31 Hurstpierpoint College
Colfe’s 15-33 Emanuel
Cranbrook 55-5 Eltham College
Dauntsey’s 15-0 Lord Wandsworth College
Dean Close 22-6 Kingswood
Eastbourne College 12-3 Brighton College
Exeter 58-14 King’s College, Taunton
Harrow 43-5 Radley College
King’s Macclesfield 12-0 Stonyhurst College
King’s Worcester 10-13 Bishop Vesey’s
Lawrence Sheriff 15-15 Bablake
Leicester GS 34-19 Wisbech GS
London Oratory 8-15 Trinity
Loughborough GS 12-17 Sir Thomas Rich’s
Malvern College 7-31 St Edward’s Oxford
Manchester GS 27-15 Cheadle Hulme
Marlborough College 5-13 Canford
Monmouth 38-7 Old Swinford Hospital
Oratory 10-6 Magdalen College
Oundle 36-3 Haileybury
Pate’s GS 31-17 RGS Worcester
Princehtorpe College 25-17 KES Aston
Reed’s 5-8 KCS Wimbledon
RGS Colchester 28-8 Ipswich
RGS High Wycombe 35-5 St Benedict’s
Royal Hospital School 24-15 Coopers Coborn
Solihull 41-0 Trent College
St John’s Leatherhead 17-27 Epsom College
St Olave’s GS 21-42 Tiffin
Stowe 17-10 Cheltenham College
Sutton Valence 10-58 King’s Canterbury
Wilmslow HS 12-0 Ellesmere College
Worth 20-40 Pangbourne College
Yarm 17-0 Pocklington
Still to come:
Framlingham College v Bishop’s Stortford College
KES Southampton v Hampshire Collegiate
Prior Park College v KES Bath
Stamford v St Albans
St Anselm’s v St Ambrose College
Stockport GS v Grammar School at Leeds