School 7s: Brighton College seal Worth 7s triumph

Brighton College secured the Worth 7s title on Sunday, a week on from reaching the final of the Reigate Charity 7s.


Despite the high winds making play tough, some brilliant 7s was played throughout the day, including a tense final that saw Brighton College face Bromsgrove, who have won two titles in the last fortnight.


The teams were well matched but Brighton pressure eventually forced Bromsgrove into a yellow card and from there Brighton College simply had too much quality, scoring a further two tries for an impressive 27-15 victory.


They had earlier topped probably the most difficult group in the draw ahead of Felsted, Shiplake College, Hurstpierpoint College’s 2nd VII, and City of London Freemen’s.


With twenty sides in the draw, split into four groups, the top two from each would progress to the Cup quarter finals, with third place to the Trophy, fourth to the Vase, and fifth to the Plate.


That meant Brighton College and Felsted went through to the Cup from Group A, Brighton drawn against Group B runners up, The Oratory, and Felsted against Group B winners, Sutton Valence.


Seaford 7s champions Dulwich College, meanwhile, had won Group C and faced Group D runners up St Paul’s, while Bromsgrove had won Group D and raced Campion.


Brighton went past The Oratory with relative ease, 36-5, to set up a semi final against their Group A companions Felsted, who had come through a tough one against Sutton Valence, 22-17.


Bromsgrove meanwhile had performed superbly against Campion for a 22-0 victory, while Dulwich College had had to work hard for a 19-12 win over St Paul’s, setting up a meeting between those two in the semi finals.


Moving into the semi finals Brighton College secured their second victory of the day of Felsted, an impressive 27-0 victory, while Bromsgrove and Dulwich played out a cracking contest, Bromsgrove winning 21-12.


Into the final then with what had certainly been the best two teams on the day, Brighton College and Bromsgrove, with Brighton College once again showing their class for a 27-15 victory.


There was some joy for Bromsgrove though, their U16s winning the Colts tournament with a 38-5 defeat of Lord Wandsworth College in the final.


Back to the U18s and over in the Trophy Gordon’s claimed the title with a 17-12 victory over Shiplake College, having finished in third behind Bromsgrove and St Paul’s in Group D.


Reigate Grammar School, also from Group D, claimed the Plate with a 17-7 victory over Hurstpierpoint College 2nd VII in the final, while Group A’s City of London Freemen’s took the Plate, beating the hosts, Worth, 29-14.


The final word though should go to Brighton College, who will now head to Wednesday’s massive Edwin Doran Surrey Schools Senior 7s tournament with a real spring in their step. A similar performance there should see them go very well, setting up for an exciting few days at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s.


Worth 7s Results:


Champions – Brighton College

Trophy – Gordon’s

Vase – Reigate Grammar

Plate – City of London Freemen’s





Brighton College 27-15 Bromsgrove


Semi Finals

Brighton College 27-0 Felsted

Bromsgove 21-12 Dulwich College


Quarter Finals

Brighton College 36-5 The Oratory

Felsted 22-17 Sutton Valence

Bromsgrove 22-0 Campion

Dulwich College 19-12 St Paul’s





Gordon’s 17-12 Shiplake College


Semi Finals

Gordon’s 19-7 Brighton College 2nd VII

Shiplake College 11-10 Hampton 2nd VII





Reigate Grammar 17-7 Hurstpierpoint Collge 2nd VII


Semi Finals

Reigate Grammar 22-5 KCS Wimbledon

Hurstpierpoint College – Bye





City of London Freemen’s 29-14 Worth


Final Group Standings:


Pos Group A Group B Group C Group D
1 Brighton College Sutton Valence School Dulwich College Bromsgrove
2 Felsted The Oratory School Campion St Paul’s
3 Shiplake College Hampton 2nd VII Brighton College 2nd VII Gordon’s
4 Hurstpierpoint College 2nd VII Lord Wandsworth KCS Wimbledon Reigate Grammar
5 City of London Freemen’s Bethany Worth
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