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November School Team of the Month

Tonbridge have been voted as the Fifteen Rugby November School Team of the Month.

 

They beat off fierce competition from QEGS Wakefield and Champions Trophy winners Bedford, securing 35% of the vote.

 

It was a wonderful month for the Kent side, who won all four of their games, reveling in the wintry conditions as they used their impressive forward pack to dominate sides.

 

Their victories were a 16-11 win at Harrow, a 31-0 win at home to St Paul’s, a 58-7 effort at home to King’s Canterbury, and an 18-7 win at home to Dulwich College.

 

Arguably the most impressive of the lot was that 31-0 win against St Paul’s. St Paul’s had been riding high, enjoying a dominant season and coming off the back of winning the Veterrimi IV competition. However in horrible conditions Tonbridge wore them down with a brilliant forward display, ending with a scoreline that completely contradicted the conditions.

 

Bedford supporters will of course be disappointed, their side also played some stunning rugby and went unbeaten, a run that included an away win at Sedbergh and winning the Champions Trophy at Allianz Park against Epsom College. However they should also feel some consolation in knowing that they have certainly put themselves heavily in the mix for the Team of the Term award when the time comes, they have been stunningly good all season, and could feasibly win the Daily Mail Trophy on Saturday.

 

The other surprise was the lack of votes for Kirkham Grammar School, who also performed exceptionally, including a stunning 27-0 win against Sedbergh, and who have been consistently excellent. They only came in fourth though, with just 4% of the vote.

 

It is all plaudits to Tonbridge though, the Fifteen Rugby November School Team of the Month, and what a month it has been. They finish off their season on Saturday away at Eton College, who would bet against another win, despite Eton’s own skills at times this season?

 

Congratulations Tonbridge!

 

Below is the full voting breakdown:

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