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Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup

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.

 

5 Previews

 

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.

 

If you have any results, photos, match reports, or videos from the weekend, do send them in to writers@fifteenrugby.com

 

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

 

5 Previews:

 

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

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