It has been a big few days of school rugby, with the U18 Schools Vase kicking off in style.
With results still coming in, there are already some confirmed second round fixtures. In the North B section Ampleforth College will host Pocklington while in Midlands A Adams Grammar will make the trip to Ellesmere College.
Over in the B section of the Midlands it is confirmed that Robert Smyth will host Welbeck College, with Hayes hosting Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar in London & South East A.
There were also some fantastic games outside of the Vase, with Sedbergh continuing their strong start to the season with a 57-14 win away at Wilmslow High School, while Dean Close’s quietly impressive start also continued as they saw off Magdalen College 35-5 on Thursday afternoon.
KCS Wimbledon saw off Tiffin ahead of Saturday’s Wimbledon derby, while City of London Freemen’s just edged out Eltham College, 27-26, in a thrilling game on Wednesday afternoon.
The Vase first round continues next week, along with a couple of early U18 Champions Trophy fixtures as the season really kicks into gear.
First of all though there is a brilliant weekend of schools rugby ahead, and you can check out our preview of the weekend’s action here: Schools Rugby Weekend Preview – Saturday 16th September.
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Schools Rugby Midweek Results:
Cranbrook 19-19 St Albans (Argentina)
Norton Hill 28-12 Warminster (U18 Vase)
Akeley Wood 21-60 Wellingborough (U18 Vase)
Austin Friars 37-14 Keswick (U18 Vase)
Aylesbury GS w/o Waddesdon (U18 Vase)
Bishop Vesey’s GS 50-0 John Cleveland College (U18 Vase)
Bradford GS 32-12 Prince Henry’s GS (U18 Vase)
Carre’s GS 18-18 Nottingham HS (U18 Vase)
Christ’s Hospital 12-14 The Weald
Claire’s Court 79-0 Great Marlow (U18 Vase)
Cokethorpe 10-12 Cirencester College (U18 Vase)
Crypt 35-5 Marling (U18 Vase)
Dr Challoner’s GS 88-11 Rickmansworth (U18 Vase)
Ellesmere College 27-12 Shrewsbury (U18 Vase)
Eltham College 26-27 City of London Freemen’s
Enfield 14-10 St Dunstan’s (U18 Vase)
Esher College 25-12 Rutlish (U18 Vase)
Gordon’s 39-22 Halliford
Havant 5-50 Lord Wandsworth College (U18 Vase)
Hereford Cathedral 12-23 King’s Worcester (U18 Vase)
Kenilworth 5-17 Princethorpe College (U18 Vase)
King’s Canterbury 44-7 Duke of York’s RMS
Langley 76-5 Easton & Otley (U18 Vase)
Lawrence Sherriff 19-29 KES Birmingham
Leicester GS 19-43 Welbeck (U18 Vase)
Liverpool College 5-15 King William’s College (U18 Vase)
Pocklington 53-7 Wolfreton (U18 Vase)
Priory Academy 50-8 Worksop College (U18 Vase)
Ravens Wood 10-42 Chislehurst & Sidcup GS (U18 Vase)
Reed’s 18-13 St George’s College, Weybridge (U18 Vase)
Reigate GS 0-36 Glyn (U18 Vase)
RGS Colchester 51-0 KEGS Chelmsford (U18 Vase)
Richard Hale 61-12 Davenant (U18 Vase)
Richmond 3-60 Ampleforth College (U18 Vase)
Riddlesdown Collegiate 16-26 Hayes (U18 Vase)
Roundwood Park 6-10 Sandringham (U18 Vase)
Rydal Penrhos 10-41 Wirral GS (U18 Vase)
Saffron Walden 40-15 Brentwood
Solihull 6th form College 0-48 Bablake (U18 Vase)
Sutton Valence 83-0 Kent College (U18 Vase)
Tiffin 7-29 KCS Wimbledon
Wallington CGS 17-15 Emanuel
Wilmslow HS 14-57 Sedbergh
Yarm 40-14 Emmanuel College (U18 Vase)
Magdalen College 5-35 Dean Close
Trent College 20-10 Loughborough (U18 Vase)