Weekend Review: U18 Schools Plate, Vase, & Bowl QFs drawn

As well as the U18 Schools Cup, the draws for the U18 Schools Plate, Vase, and Bowl competitions were all made.


The draw was done live on periscope by the RFU, creating plenty of tension as teams around the country tuned in to discover their fate.


U18 Schools Plate


This is only the second year of the Plate, Reigate Grammar School won it last year, and there will be a new winner this year.


Only one last 16 fixture is yet to play, Colfe’s v New Hall, and that takes place this after noon (Friday) in London & South East A.


First out of the hat were KES Birmingham, who sealed the Midlands B place on Wednesday with a 22-0 win away at Wrekin College. They will host an exciting St Ambrose College side, who beat RGS Lancaster 36-14 in North A.


Trinity are the London & South East B representatives after they won a thrilling regional final 38-31 against Peter Symonds’. They host the winner of Colfe’s v New Hall in the second quarter final.


Next up were Uppingham, who progressed through to the quarter finals after a thrilling 27-23 win away at Gresham’s in the Midlands A regional final. They host Woodhouse Grove, who sailed through North B without a game thanks to byes, only playing once, a 50-0 win over Dame Allan’s.


The final quarter final sees former Cup champions St Peter’s Gloucester, who beat KES Southampton 35-14 to seal the South West A spot, host Richard Huish, who progressed past Downside to secure the South West B quarter final spot.


U18 Schools Plate Quarter Final Draw:


KES Birmingham (Midlands B) v St Ambrose College (North A)

Trinity (London & South East B) v Colfe’s/New Hall (London & South East A)

Uppingham (Midlands A) v Woodhouse Grove (North B)

St Peter’s, Gloucester (South West A) v Richard Huish (South West B)


U18 Schools Plate Last 16 Results:


St Ambrose 36-14 RGS Lancaster (North A)

Woodhouse Grove – Bye (North B)

Gresham’s 23-27 Uppingham (Midlands A)

Wrekin College 0-22 KES Birmingham (Midlands B)

Colfe’s v New Hall (London & South East A)

Peter Symonds’ 31-38 Trinity (London & South East B)

KES Southampton 14-35 St Peter’s Gloucester (South West A)

Richard Huish v Downside (South West B) – TBA


U18 Schools Vase


There are two quarter finalists still to be decided, both from the two Midlands sections. Adams Grammar and King’s Worcester meet in the Midlands A regional final on Wednesday, with the Midlands B regional final between Langley and the reigning champions Trent College also next week.


It was the South West A champions, Dauntsey’s, that were drawn first. They beat Taunton School 27-7 away from home in the regional final and will host the winners of the Midlands A game between Adams Grammar School and King’s Worcester next week in the quarter finals.


The other unplayed game was next up, in form Langley or the reigning champions Trent College from Midlands B will host the Hayes, who have stunned a few big teams already. They beat Sutton Valence 23-0 on Wednesday to win the London & South East A regional final.


The North B champions, Ripon Grammar School, were up next. They came through a tough last 16 tie against Worksop College, and will host Sir William Borlase’s from South West B, who beat The Crypt 35-7 to reach the quarter finals.


The last quarter final sees Wirral Grammar School, the North A representatives after their 22-19 win at home to Giggleswick in the regional final, host Reed’s. Reed’s came through a hugely entertaining and difficult last 16 tie in London & South East B on Wednesday, beating St George’s Harpenden 34-31 away from home.


U18 Schools Vase Quarter Final Draw:


Dauntsey’s (South West A) v Adams Grammar/King’s Worcester (Midlands A)

Langley/Trent College (Midlands B) v Hayes (London & South East A)

Ripon GS (North B) v Sir William Borlase’s (South West B)

Wirral Grammar School (North A) v Reed’s (London & South East B)


U18 Schools Vase Last 16 Results:


Wirral GS 22-19 Giggleswick (North A)

Ripon GS 15-14 Worksop College (North B)

Adams GS v King’s Worcester (Midlands A)

Langley v Trent College (Midlands B)

Hayes 23-0 Sutton Valence (London & South East A)

St George’s Harpenden 31-34 Reed’s (London & South East B)

Taunton 7-27 Dauntsey’s (South West A)

Sir William Borlase’s 35-7 The Crypt (South West B)


U18 Schools Bowl


There will be a new champion, with last year’s winners, Old Swinford Hospital, having been knocked out. One Last 16 tie is still to be completed, John Hampden v Cokethorpe in South West B, which takes place on Wednesday.


It was that pair from South West B that were out of the hat first, too. The winner of that game will host the Midlands A winners, King Henry VIII Coventry, who beat 12-10 in a nail-biting regional final.


The Midlands B winners, Samuel Whitbread, were drawn next. They beat Loughborough Grammar 22-13 in midweek in their last 16 tie and they host Ashville College from North B, who defeated Lady Manners’ 32-24 in the regional final on Wednesday.


Prince Henry’s Grammar School are the representatives from a slightly messy North A section. They will be at home to the London & South East A winners, Ravens Wood, who beat Beth’s Grammar by a highly impressive 53-20 margin in the last 16 tie in that section.


Mount Kelly were first out of the hat for the final Bowl quarter final. They emerged from South West A following their 26-7 regional final win over St Laurence. Their reward is a tricky tie at home to the London & South East B winners, St George’s College Weybridge, who beat Verulam 35-14 away from home in the last 16 tie there.


U18 Schools Bowl Quarter Final Draw:


John Hampden/Cokethorpe (South West B) v King Henry VIII, Coventry (Midlands A)

Samuel Whitbread (Midlands B) v Ashville College (North B)

Prince Henry’s GS (North A) v Ravens Wood (London & South East A)

Mount Kelly (South West A) v St George’s College, Weybridge (London & South East B)


U18 Schools Bowl Last 16 Results:


Audenshaw v Prince Henry’s GS (North A) – Result TBA

Ashville College 32-24 Lady Manners’ (North B)

Shrewsbury 10-12 King Henry VIII, Coventry (Midlands A)

Samuel Whitbread 22-13 Loughborough GS (Midlands B)

Ravens Wood 53-20 Beth’s GS (London & South East A)

Verulam 14-35 St George’s College, Weybridge (London & South East B)

Mount Kelly 26-7 St Laurence (South West A)

John Hampden v Cokethorpe (South West B)

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