This week has seen some excellent rugby as schools return from the half term break.
There has been action in the NatWest Cup, Champions Trophy, and plenty more in between, here’s our roundup of what’s happened.
Monday was a relatively quiet day, with just the one fixture as Judd once again proved why they are so highly rated as they saw off Hurstpierpoint College to make it into the fourth round of the NatWest Cup.
Tuesday was a huge day in the Champions Trophy as the quarter final stage began. Tonbridge hosted Eton College, winning a tense and tight game 18-10 to become the first side to qualify for the semi finals, you can see our report here: Tonbridge v Eton College.
There was also action in Hertfordshire in the county cup as Haileybury beat St Columba’s College 36-21.
Wednesday was a much busier day, with the NatWest Cup in full flow. Christ’s Hospital were on form to progress with a 26-12 win over Worthing College, with Sandbach running out as 28-16 winners over Bishop Vesey’s.
Over in the Plate Plymouth College saw of Colston’s 29-12, with Newcastle-Under-Lyme moving past QEGS Ashbourne 34-3, and Yarm in fine form again Hartlepool 6th form College, beating them 56-17.
In the Vase Watford Grammar saw off Dame Alice Owen’s 58-21, while it was a stunning 69-14 victory for Harrogate Grammar School against Ashville College. Things were much tighter in the South West as Sir William Borlase’s edged past Reading Blue Coat, 21-18.
Over in the Bowl Wycliffe College beat Beaufort 43-12 and Gordon’s beat Oaklands 18-10.
There was also action outside of the various Cup competitions, with Bedford Modern on form for a 25-17 victory over Nottingham High School, and Bloxham beating Lawrence Sherriff 28-17.
Blundell’s still look like a side in form as they saw off Whitchurch High School 29-17, while Hayes School were in outstanding form, dismissing the Wilmington Grammar challenge for a 40-7 victory.
On Thursday the only fixture was a huge NatWest Cup game between RGS High Wycombe and Sir Thomas Rich’s. RGS have huge pedigree in the competition but they were stunned in the final play of a thrilling game by Sir Thomas Rich’s, whose late score secured a 24-23 victory to take them into the next round, knocking RGS out.
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Photo Credit – Mandy Davies
Judd 26-18 Hurstpierpoint College – NatWest Cup
Haileybury 36-21 St Columba’s College
Tonbridge 18-10 Eton College – Champions Trophy, Quarter Final
Beaufort 12-43 Wycliffe College – NatWest Bowl
Bedford Modern 25-17 Nottingham HS
Bloxham 28-17 Lawrence Sherriff
Blundell’s 29-17 Whitchurch HS
Christ’s Hospital 26-12 Worthing College – NatWest Cup
Colston’s 12-29 Plymouth College – NatWest Plate
Dame Alice Owen’s 21-58 Watford GS – NatWest Vase
Harrogate GS 69-14 Ashville College – NatWest Vase
Hayes 40-7 Wilmington GS
Newcastle Under Lyme 34-3 QEGS Ashbourne – NatWest Plate
Oaklands 10-18 Gordon’s – NatWest Bowl
Sandbach 28-16 Bishop Vesey’s GS – NatWest Cup
Sir William Borlase’s 21-18 Reading Blue Coat – NatWest Vase
Yarm 56-17 Hartlepool 6th form College – NatWest Plate
RGS High Wycombe 23-24 Sir Thomas Rich’s – NatWest Cup