Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s: Wimbledon College back up U13 triumph with U14 success

Wimbledon College’s backed up last year’s triumph at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s at U13 level by winning this year’s U14 Cup.


In a remarkable turn of events, the U14 final this year was the same as at last year’s U13 final, as Wimbledon College met Welsh side Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf.


Glantaf, clearly, wanted revenge for that defeat last year, but Wimbledon College were simply too strong, and their incredible pace was just too much to handle.


They had knocked out Oakham in the elimination round, before finishing top of an incredibly tough quarter final pool ahead of Warwick and Hampton, two schools that could easily have had designs on the Cup.


They were tested, really tested, in the semi final against Wellington College, but eventually came through 19-12 victors. Glantaf, meanwhile, had beaten Bishop’s Stortford High School 31-0 in their semi final.


That trickier semi final perhaps battle-hardened Wimbledon College though, for they seemed the side that was just more ‘on it’ in the final, playing with real intensity and causing plenty of excitement in the large crowd that had gathered to watch.


That intensity paid off with an excellent 26-10 win, a back to back titles for this special group of young players that Wimbledon College have produced.


Over in the Plate there was a second title of the day for Woodhouse Grove, who beat Marlborough College 38-21 in a real thriller, backing up their 1st VIIs U18 Plate triumph.


The story though, of course was this wonderful Cup final with these two foes doing battle again. They will not be able to do it again next year, but watch out in 2019 when both schools will be in the U16 Cup competition!


U14 Cup Final:

Wimbledon College 26-10 Glantaf


U14 Plate Final:

Woodhouse Grove 38-21 Marlborough College


U14 Cup Semi Finals:

Bishop’s Stortford HS 0-31 Glantaf

Wimbledon College 19-12 Wellington College


U14 Plate Semi Finals:

Millfield 5-31 Woodhouse Grove

Wycliffe College 21-29 Marlborough College


U14 Cup Quarter Finals Pools:


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Bishop Stortford’s HSYsgol Gyfun GlantafWimbledon CollegeWellington College
Dulwich CollegeMount St Mary’s CollegeWarwickWhitgift
Dean CloseClifton CollegeHamptonBromsgrove


U14 Plate Quarter Final Pools:


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
Wycliffe CollegeMarlborough CollegeMillfieldWoodhouse Grove
Cheltenham CollegeIvybridge CCSt Benedict’sOakham
RGS GuildfordKing’s WorcesterSherborneYsgol Gyfun Plasmawr


U14 Elimination Round Results:


RGS Guildford (Winner A) 14-24 Dean Close (Winner B)

Wycliffe College (C) 17-24 Dulwich College (D)

Cheltenham College (E) 5-24 Bishop Stortford HS (F)

Clifton College (G) 17-12 Marlborough College (H)

Mount St Mary’s (I) 22-5 King’s Worcester (J)

Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf (K) 40-0 Ivybridge CC (Runner Up 1)

Whitgift (L) 26-10 Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr (RU2)

Warwick (M) 24-5 Sherborne (N)

St Benedict’s (O) 0-17 Wimbledon College (P)

Millfield (Q) 10-22 Hampton (R)

Woodhouse Grove (S) 12-19 Bromsgrove (T)

Oakham (U) 17-27 Wellington College (V)


HSBC Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s U14 Final Group Standings (1-5) (147 Teams):


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup D
RGS GuildfordDean CloseWycliffe CollegeDulwich College
Ivybridge CCColston’sEpsom CollegeManchester GS
CokethorpeHill HousePortsmouth GSSt Paul’s
Birkdale HSKingsbridgeBrynteg ComprehensiveKing’s College, Taunton
Ampleforth CollegeTNS BeaconhouseUCSRodillian Academy


Group EGroup FGroup GGroup H
Cheltenham CollegeBishop’s Stortford HSClifton CollegeMarlborough College
Eton CollegeDenstone CollegeGordon’sChislehurst & Sidcup
AberdareYsgol Gyfun Cwm RhymniHymers CollegeSutton Valence
Maidstone GSStanwellLlandaffUffculme
Ysgol Sir Thomas PictonKing’s CanterburyBishop’s Stortford CollegeBerkhamsted


Group IGroup JGroup KGroup L
Mount St Mary’s CollegeKing’s WorcesterYsgol Gyfun GlantafWhitgift
Clyst ValeBrighton CollegeRugbyBarry
HaileyburyMerchant Taylors’Stockport GSStowe
Plymouth CollegeSt John BaptistSevenoaksCity of London Freemen’s
Robert ClackChrist’s HospitalGiggleswickKES Birmingham


Group MGroup NGroup OGroup P
WarwickSherborneSt Benedict’sWimbledon College
Newcastle School for BoysBirkdaleHurstpierpoint CollegeSt Peter’s York
Steyning GSBlundell’sUppinghamShrewsbury
GreenhillSeaford CollegeWelland ParkCaterham
Bishop of LlandaffEltham CollegeCardiff HSLlandatwg


Group QGroup RGroup SGroup T
MillfieldHamptonWoodhouse GroveBromsgrove
Ysgol Gyfun PlasmawrTrinityLeicester GSTonbridge
AbingdonKES BathLangleyRGS High Wycombe
CabotSt Anselm’s CollegeRhonddaRutlish
Reigate GSCryptSt Dunstan’sWallington CGS


Group UGroup V
OakhamWellington College
Eastbourne CollegeBarnard Castle
St Joseph’s CollegeSt Edward’s Oxford
BedfordAkeley Wood
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