Schools Rugby Midweek Preview: Quiet before the 7s storm begins


This week is a slightly quieter one as schools’ attention starts to turn towards the 7s season.


There is, however, some very exciting rugby this week. Perhaps the pick of the bunch is the NatWest Bowl quarter final, which was drawn last week. It sees St Olave’s Grammar School travel to Lord Williams for the chance to play at Allianz Park in the semi finals.


One side that already know that they will be at Allianz Park are the back to back NatWest Cup holders, Bromsgrove, who already have their Cup semi final spot booked against Bishop Wordsworth’s. Bromsgrove’s warm up for that game starts on Wednesday when they welcome Solihull for what should be a good game.


There is a big game in the North West as Stonyhurst College and Manchester Grammar meet, while there is an exciting Anglo-Welsh fixture in the south west as St Peter’s Gloucester host Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf.


Queen Ethelburga’s take on the might of an AASE College in the form of Bishop Burton College, while Easton & Otley face Wymondham College and Hayes host Saint Cecilia’s.


In the Midlands there should be some high quality rugby with KES Aston hosting Bishop Vesey’s, and Shrewsbury 6th form College making the trip to Wrekin College.


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Schools Rugby Midweek Fixtures (predictions in bold):



Bromsgrove v Solihull

Easton & Otley v Wymondham College

Hayes v Saint Cecilia’s

KES Aston v Bishop Vesey’s GS

Lord Williams v St Olave’s (NatWest Bowl QF)

Queen Ethelburga’s v Bishop Burton College

St Peter’s Gloucester v Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

Stonyhurst College v Manchester Grammar

Wrekin College v Shrewsbury 6th form College

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