RPNS7s: U18 Vase – Eighteen teams head into Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s QF Groups

The U18 Vase competition at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s got off to a cracking start on Wednesday as the sun began to beat down on a glorious day.

 

The day saw the group stages and the all important elimination round take place, setting up the six quarter final groups for tomorrow, with three teams in each, plus the six Bowl quarter finals groups for the losers of those elimination round games.

 

The winners of those quarter final pools will then go into two semi final pools of three, with the winners of each semi final pool competing in the U18 Vase final, the Bowl will follow the same format.

 

Vase Quarter Final Group A will include of one of the tournament favourites, Cheltenham College, who topped group A and then beat Monmouth 28-7 in the elimination round. They are joined by Durham, who topped a tricky Group C that included Bromsgrove before knocking out an impressive Bishop Wordsworth’s side 31-7 in the elimination. Blundell’s, another tournament favourite, complete the group after winning an incredibly tough Group E ahead of Felsted before their 43-0 win over St Paul’s.

 

The toughness of that Blundell’s/Felsted group was shown by the fact that Felsted are also in the Vase quarters having progressed as a runner up and then beaten Group HH winners Coleg Gwent, 36-5. One side you had to feel sorry for were Wisbech Grammar, who missed out on top spot in their group by a single point of points difference and then just missed out on being one of the best runners up too.

 

Vase Quarter Final Group B sees New Hall, 33-17 winners over King’s Macclesfield in their eliminator, joined by The Leys and Ysgol Y Preseli. The Leys beat Downside 31-5 while Preseli won a really tight one with Kingswood, 19-17.

 

Quarter Final Group C sees Epsom College, the Group L winners and one of the tournament favourites, joined by St Peter’s Gloucester and Stowe. Stowe beat RGS Newcastle 29-14 in their eliminator, with St Peter’s 26-12 winners over Gower, while Epsom saw off Oundle by a hugely impressive 45-7 margin.

 

Over in Group D St Edward’s Oxford will shoot for the semis after their 31-14 win over Berkhamsted. They are joined by a good St Peter’s York side, who topped Pool R before beating Christ College Brecon by a stunning 55-0 margin in the eliminator. King’s Canterbury complete the group, they beat Ampleforth College 33-14 in their eliminator.

 

Over in Group E KES Stratford, Loughborough Grammar, and Oakham are the contenders. KES came through 21-14 against one of the best runners up, Colston’s, while Loughborough won 31-26 v AKS Arnold and Oakham enjoyed a fine 19-7 win over Eton College.

 

The aforementioned Felsted secured their place in Quarter Final Group F with that 36-5 win over Coleg Gwent, they are joined by Sir William Borlase’s, 34-12 winners over an impressive Millfield 2nd VII outfit, an King’s Worcester, who beat Tonbridge 31-7.

 

It all bodes for a cracking second day of action in the U18 Vase as teams look to succeed St John’s Leatherhead as champions. Whoever does, they are going to have had to work hard for it!

 

U18 Vase Quarter Final Groups:

 

Vase A Vase B Vase C
Blundell’s New Hall Epsom College
Cheltenham College The Leys St Peter’s, Gloucester
Durham Ysgol Y Preseli Stowe

 

Vase D Vase E Vase F
St Edward’s, Oxford KES Stratford Felsted
St Peter’s, York Loughborough Sir William Borlase’s
King’s Canterbury Oakham King’s Worcester

 

U18 Bowl Quarter Final Groups:

 

Bowl A Bowl B Bowl C
Bishop Wordswoth’s Downside Gower College
Monmouth Kingswood Oundle
St Paul’s King’s Macclesfield RGS Newcaste

 

Bowl D Bowl E Bowl F
Ampleforth College AKS Arnold Coleg Gwent
Berkhamsted Colston’s Millfield 2nd VII
Christ College Eton College Tonbridge

 

U18 Vase Elimination Round Results:

 

Cheltenham College 28-7 Monmouth

Durham 31-7 Bishop Wordsworth

Blundell’s 43-0 St Paul’s

King’s Macclesfield 17-33 New Hall

Kingswood 17-19 Ysgol Y Preseli

The Leys 31-5 Downside

Epsom College 45-7 Oundle

St Peter’s, Gloucester 26-12 Gower College

Stowe 29-14 RGS Newcastle

St Peter’s, York 55-0 Christ College, Brecon

King’s Canterbury 33-14 Ampleforth College

Berkhamsted 14-31 St Edward’s, Oxford

Oakham 19-7 Eton College

Loughborough GS 31-26 AKS Arnold

King’s Worcester 31-7 Tonbridge

Sir William Borlase 34-12 Millfield 2nd VII

KES Stratford 21-14 Colston’s

Coleg Gwent 5-36 Felsted

 

U18 Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s Vase Final Group Standings:

 

Pos Group A Group B Group C Group D
1 Cheltenham College Monmouth Durham Bishop Wordsworth’s
2 RGS Lancaster Eltham College Bromsgrove Dean Close
3 Trent College Regent House Brynteg Prior Park College
4 Shebbear College Seevic College Campion Trinity
5 Bassaleg Harris City Academy Regent House 2nd VII Plymouth College

 

Pos Group E Group F Group G Group H
1 Blundell’s St Paul’s King’s Macclesfield New Hall
2 Felsted Bristol Grammar Eastbourne College Sutton Valence
3 Weston College Merchant Taylors’ Cardiff HS Sir Thomas Picton
4 Tiffin Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr Ravens Wood Framlingham College
5 Milton Abbey Birkdale Yarm Emmanuel College

 

Pos Group I Group J Group K Group L
1 Kingswood The Leys Downside Epsom College
2 Hymers College Manchester Grammar Marlborough Colleg Taunton
3 St George’s, Weybridge Portsmouth Grammar Brighton College 2nd VII KCS Wimbledon
4 Colfe’s Sevenoaks Mount Kelly Nottingham HS
5 Llandaff Cathedral Ryder Upper with Chine Royal Wootton Bassett King John

 

Pos Group M Group N Group O Group P
1 Oundle St Peter’s, Gloucester Gower College Stowe
2 Colston’s Judd Radley College Rugby
3 Bishop Gore Mount St Mary’s Windsor Boys’ Gresham’s
4 Gravesend Grammar Cokethorpe Wellington School Pocklington
5 Lycee Internat’l de Londres Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe Liverpool College Simon Langton GS

 

Pos Group Q Group R Group S Group T
1 RGS Newcastle St Peter’s, York Christ College King’s Canterbury
2 Wisbech Grammar Queen Ethelburga’s Abingdon RGS Worcester
3 Reed’s Norwich Duke of York’s RMS QES Barnet
4 King’s Bruton Wallington County GS Pangbourne College Stonyhurst College
5 UCS The Perse Ipswich Torquay BGS

 

Pos Group U Group V Group W Group X
1 Ampleforth College Berkhamsted St Edward’s, Oxford Oakham
2 Giggleswick QEGS Wakefield RGS Guildford Bryanston
3 King’s College, Taunton Christ’s Hospital Wellingborough Truro
4 Fullbrook Clayesmore The Oratory Gordon’s
5 Burford Reigate Grammar Strode’s 6th form College Leicester GS

 

Pos Group Y Group Z Group AA Group BB
1 Eton College Ysgol Y Preseli Loughborough Grammar AKS Arnold
2 Welbeck KES Bath Malvern College Shiplake College
3 Bradford Grammar Hill House Hayes Magdalen College
4 Langley Park Worth QEH Bedford Modern
5 London Oratory Akeley Wood Ridley College Rossall

 

Pos Group CC Group DD Group EE Group FF
1 King’s Worcester Tonbridge Sir William Borlase’s Millfield 2nd VII
2 Wimbledon College Churcher’s College Worksop College Wirral GS
3 Richard Huish Coopers’ Coborn Uppingham Emanuel
4 Lord Wandsworth Ellesmere College Sir Joseph Williamson’s Dyffryn Aman
5 Queen’s College, Taunton Rutlish Shrewsbury Stockport GS

 

Pos Group GG Group HH
1 KES Stratford Coleg Gwent
2 Seaford College Peterborough Regional
3 St Olave’s Grammar Cardinal Newman
4 Wrekin College Pembrokeshire College
5 Royal Alexandra & Albert Ashville College

 

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