Wimbledon College remain in contention to make it back to back U14 titles at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s after an excellent opening day.
They topped Group A to set up an elimination round game against Group B winners Brynteg on Friday.
Bromsgrove meanwhile progressed from Group C, they will play Group D winners Stanwell, while Marlborough College, who topped Group F, face Group E winners QEGS Wakefield, who had to beat Warwick, who else (!) to progress from that group.
The winners of the eliminator reach the Cup quarter finals, while the losers will reach the Plate quarters. Bishop’s Stortford High School will be hoping it is the Cup, they topped Group G and have had an amazing season so far, but standing in their way are Group H winners, Cheltenham College.
Taunton will meanwhile face Cardiff High School after they topped Groups I and J respectively, while RGS Colchester, Group K champions, face a very tough Eltham College side who won Group L.
There is a monster of a clash between the Group M and N champions, Wellington College and Kirkham Grammar School, two sides that are always strong at any age-group.
Eton College will surely be buoyed by their U18 Bowl success, they progress after winning Group O and face another strong side in Hampton, the Group P winners.
Solihull, Group Q champions, face Millfield, who won a very strong Group R, meanwhile Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf face QEH. Look out for Glantaf, they are traditionally one of the very strongest in these younger age-grades.
There is a classic clash below that between the Group U and V winners, RGS High Wycombe and John Fisher, a genuine schoolboy rugby classic. While Whitgift v Bedford ought to be another cracking game of rugby to finish off the elimination round.
It means that there are going to be some outstanding sides in the Plate, but also that whoever wins this U14 Cup is going to have had to shake off some seriously tough competition. It all ought to make for a fantastic day of rugby!
U14 Cup Elimination Round:
Wimbledon College v Brynteg
Bromsgrove v Stanwell
QEGS Wakefield v Marlborough College
Bishop’s Stortford HS v Cheltenham College
Taunton v Cardiff HS
RGS Colchester v Eltham College
Wellington College v Kirkham Grammar
Eton College v Hampton
Solihull v Millfield
Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf v QEH
RGS High Wycombe v John Fisher
Whitgift v Bedford
U14 Cup Groups – Final Standings:
|Pos||Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|2||Bunts Academy||Sutton Valence||Dean Close||St Paul’s|
|3||Harris City Academy||Simon Langton GS||Sherborne||Merchant Taylors’|
|4||Dunottar||RGS Guilford||Plymouth College||Emanuel|
|5||Loretto||Framlingham College||Abraham Darby||Llandaff Cathedral|
|Pos||Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|1||QEGS Wakefield||Marlborough College||Bishop’s Stortford HS||Cheltenham College|
|3||Manchester Grammar||Bradford Grammar||New Hall||Cwm Rhymni|
|4||Mount Kelly||RGS Newcastle||Y Pant||Welland Park|
|5||Ysgol Gyfun Bro Edern||Middlesex Schools||KES Birmingham||Leicester Grammar|
|Pos||Group I||Group J||Group K||Group L|
|1||Taunton||Cardiff HS||RGS Colchester||Eltham College|
|2||St John’s Leatherhead||Kingsbridge||Dollar Academy||Denstone College|
|3||Devonport HS||Seaford College||Wisbech Grammar||King’s College, Taunton|
|4||Gordon’s||St Benedict’s||Dulwich College||Wellingborough|
|5||Birkdale||Ampleforth College||St George’s Weybridge||Sir Thomas Picton|
|Pos||Group M||Group N||Group O||Group P|
|1||Wellington College||Kirkham Grammar||Eton College||Hampton|
|2||Stewart’s Melville||King John||Clifton College||Blundell’s|
|3||Samuel Whitbread||Eastbourne College||Radley College||Halliford|
|4||UCS||Bedford Modern||Hymers College||Worth|
|5||Portsmouth Grammar||Rutlish||Birkdale||Akeley Wood|
|Pos||Group Q||Group R||Group S||Group T|
|1||Solihull||Millfield||Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf||QEH|
|2||Barry Comprehensive||Pocklington||Oakham||Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr|
|3||Mount St Mary’s||Stowe||KES, Bath||Epsom College|
|4||St Anselm’s College||London Oratory||Sidcot||St John Baptist|
|5||Hill House||Wallington County Grammar||Pangbourne College||Ibstock Place|
|Pos||Group U||Group V||Group W||Group X|
|1||RGS High Wycombe||John Fisher||Whitgift||Bedford|
|2||Malvern College||Tonbridge||Gravesend Grammar||Ivybridge|
|3||Brighton College||Torquay Boys Grammar||St Peter’s, York||King’s Canterbury|
|4||St Edward’s, Oxford||Barnard Castle||Uppingham||Mill Hill|
|5||Fulham Boys||Woodhouse Grove||Shrewsbury||Whitchurch HS|