A superb weekend of schools rugby rounded off the fifteen-a-side season for many and kicked off the 7s season for a few others.
Unfortunately a few games were cancelled, Warwick v RGS High Wycombe and Dame Allan’s v Silcoates among them, as well as the Colston’s 7s. Colston’s is first 7s tournament of the season to fall foul of the weather, if history is anything to go by, it won’t be the last.
There were plenty of huge games that did go ahead though. Brighton College finished off their season with a superb 27-16 victory over a strong Reigate Grammar School side, while John Fisher sneaked to an 8-5 victory over Wallington County Grammar School.
St Benedict’s repeated their trick from the NatWest Cup last term as they beat London Oratory 31-0, Campion were equally strong, beating New Hall 39-3.
There were victories too for Calday Grange, KES Birmingham, and King Henry VII Coventry, and a superb 32-8 victory over St Olave’s for Chislehurst & Sidcup.
RGS Lancaster were surprised by Merchant Taylors’, losing 15-7, while Bishop Vesey’s beat Old Swinford Hospital 25-5, Nottingham High School were 19-10 victors over Welbeck.
Sir Thomas Rich’s flying 2016 continued with a 33-5 victory over Sam Warburton’s old school, Whitchurch High, and it was good news for City of London Freemen’s, who travelled to Portsmotuh Grammar and picked up a 21-14 victory.
King’s Macclesfield were also ending the 15s season on a high as they saw offWirral Grammar 31-15.
Over in the 7s the season started a little quieter than hoped for as a result of the cancelled Colston’s 7s, however there was plenty of 7s play on hand.
The Millfield 7s is always a popular event, and this year plenty of big names were attracted, including Blundell’s and Sherborne, both likely to have good 7s sides this year, as well as Plymouth College, Glantaf, Bishop Wordsworth’s, Canford, and Wellington School, as well, of course, as hosts Millfield.
This year the tournament was being treated as a ‘warm up’ event, and therefore results were not published.
Results were published for the Brentwood 7s though, where Felsted got off to a flying start to the season, winning the Cup in a field that included Campion, Robert Clack, St Columba’s College, and hosts Brentwood.
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Schools Rugby Weekend Results:
Bablake 7-10 KES Birmingham
Brighton College 27-16 Reigate GS
Calday Grange GS 8-7 Manchester GS
Chislehurst & Sidcup GS 32-8 St Olave’s GS
Dame Allan’s v Silcoates – Cancelled
John Fisher 8-5 Wallington CGS
London Oratory 0-31 St Benedict’s
Merchant Taylors 15-7 RGS Lancaster
New Hall 3-39 Campion
Old Swinford Hospital 5-25 Bishop Vesey’s GS
Portsmouth Grammar 14-21 City of London Freemen’s
Shrewsbury 5-33 King Henry VIII Coventry
Sir Thomas Rich’s 33-5 Whitchurch High School
Warwick v RGS High Wycombe – Cancelled
Welbeck 10-19 Nottingham HS
Wirral GS 15-31 King’s Macclesfield
Wolverhampton GS 10-12 John Taylor HS
Brentwood 7s Champions – Felsted
|Group A||Group B|
|Millfield 2nd VII||Millfield|
|Glantaf||Blundell’s 2nd VII|
|Bishop Wordsworth’s||Wellington School|
Still to come:
Adams GS v St Ambrose College
Judd v Cooper’s Coborn
QEGS Wakefield v Hymers College