A fairly quiet midweek of school rugby saw some excellent fixtures take place on Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the weather closing in, most fixtures were able to go ahead, including a brilliant game Kingston Park, where Newcastle School for Boys won a thriller against Austin Friars, 43-24.
Hayes’ remarkable 2017/18 season continued with an exciting victory away at Maidstone Grammar, a 36-20 final score. Henley College Coventry were in flying form away at Queen Ethelburga’s as they secured a fantastic 31-0 victory.
Ratcliffe College were another side in flying form on Wednesday afternoon as they soared to a 50-0 win over the Welbeck 2nd XV. Just because a side is a second team though does not automatically mean that any first fifteen will beat them though, as KES Stratford’s 2nd XV showed in a thriller at Twekesbury, where they just edged the win in an unbelievably tight encounter, 26-24.
That was not the closest game of the day though, that came in Wales, where Shrewsbury travelled to Christ College Brecon. A tense game unfolded, finishing up in a 12-12 draw.
There was plenty of U15 Cup, Plate, Vase, and Bowl action through the week too, which we will round up elsewhere once all of the remaining fixtures have been completed.
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Schools Rugby Midweek Results:
Austin Friars 24-43 Newcastle School for Boys
Christ College 12-12 Shrewsbury
Maidstone GS 20-36 Hayes
Queen Ethelburga’s 0-31 Henley College
Ratcliffe College 50-0 Welbeck 2nd XV
Tewkesbury 24-26 KES Stratford 2nd XV
Still to Come:
Emmanuel College v King’s Priory
Steyning GS v Brighton, Hove & Sussex College
St Peter’s, Gloucester v Aberdare