After a long half term school rugby returned this week this a quiet-ish few days of action to ease us all back in.
That being said, there was plenty of important action, including two key Schools Cup ties and plenty in the lower-tiered competitions too.
Two games took place in the Cup on Wednesday. The big one was probably RGS High Wycombe v Sir Thomas Rich’s, a game that looked as though it could go either way. It turned out to be just as close as expected, with RGS just taking it 26-23 to move into the regional semi final in South West A, where they will host a rampant Dean Close side.
The other game saw the champions, Warwick, make the trip to Newcastle-under-Lyme. They were in formidable form, being awarded a 50-0 win and with it moving into the regional final in Midlands B where they will either face Solihull or KES Five Ways.
There was one fixture in the Vase on Wednesday, taking place in London & South East B, where St George’s Harpenden beat St Columba’s College 40-24 to move into the regional semi, where either Mill Hill or London Oratory will be their opponents.
The other Vase game took place on Thursday, with Yarm beating QEHS Hexham 30-22 in North B to set up a regional semi final at home to Ripon Grammar School.
Over in the Bowl Reigate Grammar, last year’s Plate winners, beating Brighton, Hove, & Sussex 26-10. They move into the London & South East B semi finals, where they must travel to St George’s, Weybridge. Whoever wins that game will then face Verulam in the regional final after they beat QES Barnet 17-10.
Daily Mail Trophy
There were a couple of Daily Mail Trophy games on Wednesday, with Old Swinford Hospital impressing against St Peter’s Gloucester as they secured a strong 39-17 victory.
Over in London KCS Wimbledon were 29-13 winners over Emanuel, a vital win ahead of a big game against St Paul’s on Saturday.
On Tuesday there was Scottish Cup action as Glenalmond College caused an upset at home to Edinburgh Academy, winning 10-6. In the AASE League there was a Phase 1 dead rubber, but Gosforth Academy nevertheless made Myerscough College pay, winning 63-20, a real statement of intent ahead of the second phase of the league.
There was a variety of County Cup action across the various counties too, with Brooksby Melton College beating Ratcliffe College 47-20 and Worth going down 23-5 at home to Richard Collyer.
Elsewhere Bishop Burton College were 30-15 winners at Queen Ethelburga’s and Prince Henry’s Grammar beat Ashville 32-26. Dam Allan’s enjoyed a big 53-12 win over QEGS Penrith, while City of London Freemen’s were even more impressive, beating Churcher’s College 61-14.
Glyn once again displayed their love of a big win after going behind. They trailed Christ’s Hospital, only to turn the game around and secure an impressive 51-28 victory.
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Schools Rugby Midweek Results:
Glenalmond College 10-6 Edinburgh Academy (Scottish Cup)
Brooksby Melton College 47-20 Ratcliffe College (County Cup)
City of London Freemen’s 61-14 Churcher’s College
Glyn 51-28 Christ’s Hospital
Gosforth Academy 63-20 Myerscough College (AASE)
KCS Wimbledon 29-13 Emanuel (Daily Mail Trophy)
Newastle-Under-Lyme 0-50 Warwick (Schools Cup)
Old Swinford Hospital 39-17 St Peter’s, Gloucester (Daily Mail Trophy)
Prince Henry’s GS 32-26 Ashville
QEGS Penrith 12-53 Dame Allan’s
Queen Ethelburga’s 15-30 Bishop Burton College
Reigate Grammar 26-10 Brighton, Hove, & Sussex (Schools Bowl)
RGS High Wycombe 26-23 Sir Thomas Rich’s (Schools Cup)
St George’s Harpenden 40-24 St Columba’s College (Schools Vase)
Verulam 17-10 QES Barnet (Schools Bowl)
Worth 5-23 Richard Collyer (County Cup)
Yarm 30-22 QEHS Hexham (Schools Vase)