Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup: A busy week sees teams set up for an exciting final few weeks

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It has been a hectic week of school rugby, with the Champions Trophy and the various Schools Cup competitions all reaching key points.

 

However there was a great deal of other rugby being played too, and that is where we will focus on this midweek update, for our coverage of the knockout rugby, please follow the links below.

 

Champions Trophy: Epsom College v Wellington College, Rugby v Hampton

Schools Cup

Schools Plate

Schools Vase

Schools Bowl

 

Tuesday

 

Tuesday saw a hastily arranged and excellent fixture between two unbeaten sides, Sedbergh and Haileybury. Travelling down to Hertfordshire, Sedbergh were absolutely outstanding as they unpicked a Haileybury side that was actually playing nice rugby. You can see our report from that game here: Haileybury 5-47 Sedbergh.

 

Elsewhere Clifton High beat Sidcot 26-17 while Milton Abbey won a tight one against Kinston Maurward College, 12-10.

 

Wednesday

 

One of the biggest games of the week was Kirkham Grammar School v Denstone College, two big teams going head to head. A cracking contest broke out, with Kirkham Grammar taking a 58-29 victory to maintain their unbeaten record.

 

Elsewhere Aylesbury Grammar were in good form, as they have been for most of the season, beating Sir Henry Floyd 31-17, while Bedford Modern enjoyed one of their best performances of the year with a 50-19 defeat of St Columba’s College.

 

Bloxham warmed up for their key Schools Plate regional final next week with an excellent 36-0 defeat of Cokethrpe, while Christ’s Hospital were 38-12 victors over Tiffin, and Hayes were on fire against Oakwood Park, winning 64-21.

 

Dame Allan’s enjoyed one of their best results this season, they hosted rivals Durham and edged an incredibly tense game 20-19. Culford meanwhile claimed some Suffolk bragging rights as they defeated St Joseph’s College 35-10, while over in Wales Crawshay’s Welsh XV were on song against Chris College, winning 27-12.

 

There was a cracking game in Kent as Caterham and Trinty went toe to toe, Caterham coming out on top in a tight one, 17-14. Elsewhere there were victories for Lord Williams’, Old Swinford Hospital, and Princethorpe College, while in Scotland Hutchesons’ Grammar came out ahead of Jordanhill, 38-19.

 

Pocklington continue to quietly impress, they beat Prince Henry’s 38-12, while King’s Macclesfield won a tight encounter against Stonyhurst College, 18-12. Meanwhile Loughborough Grammar, Pate’s Grammar, QES Kirkby Lonsdale, and Rishworth were all also on the right end of the scoreboard.

 

Pangbourne College were in great form at home to Shiplake College, while Shrewsbury and Simon Langton also picked up victories, meanwhile St Mary’s College look ready for their Schools Plate regional final, they beat Manchester Grammar in style, 43-26.

 

Thursday

 

There were some massive games on Thursday but the standout result was surely Eton College’s 24-21 victory at home to Harrow. It was one of their best victories of the season and one that should see them feeling supremely confident heading into this final few weeks.

 

Cheltenham College were also on form on Thursday, bouncing back from defeat to Millfield to defeat a Sir Thomas Rich’s side that has troubled some of the best around, 17-14. Oundle also found their form after a tough old stretch, winning a really tight game on the road against Gresham’s, 13-12.

 

Elsewhere in the Cathedral School head to head it was Wells Cathedral that came out on top against Llandaff, 22-7, while King’s Burton beat Prior Park 24-7. Over in the Scottish Schools Cup Stewart’s Melville were sensational, beating Marr Collge 59-0.

 

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Schools Rugby Midweek Results:

 

Tuesday

 

Clifton HS 26-17 Sidcot

Haileybury 5-47 Sedbergh

Milton Abbey 12-10 Kingston Maurward College

 

Wednesday

 

Aylesbury GS 31-17 Sir Henry Floyd GS

Bedford Modern 50-19 St Columba’s College

Bloxham 36-0 Cokethorpe

Caterham 17-14 Trinity

Christ College 12-27 Crawshay’s Welsh

Christ’s Hospital 38-12 Tiffin

Culford 35-10 St Joseph’s College

Dame Allan’s 20-19 Durham

Denstone College 29-58 Kirkham GS

Hayes 64-21 Oakwood Park

Hutchesons’ GS 38-19 Jordanhill (Scottish Schools Plate)

KES Aston 5-57 Princethorpe College

KES Five Ways 7-36 Old Swinford Hospital

King’s Macclesfield 18-12 Stonyhurst College

Lord Williams’s 22-12 Sir William Borlase’s GS

Loughborough GS 36-17 John Cleveland

Pangbourne College 34-0 Shiplake College

Pate’s GS 38-0 Cheltenham Bournside

Pocklington 38-12 Prince Henry’s GS

Ripley St Thomas 12-19 QES Kirkby Lonsdale

Rossall 7-24 Rishworth

Shrewsbury 13-5 Abraham Darby

Simon Langton GS 24-0 St Lawrence College

St Mary’s College 43-26 Manchester GS

 

Thursday

 

Cheltenham College 17-14 Sir Thomas Rich’s

Eton College 24-21 Harrow

Gresham’s 12-13 Oundle

Prior Park College 7-24 King’s Bruton

Stewart’s Melville 59-0 Marr College (Scottish Schools Cup)

Wells Cathedral 22-7 Llandaff Cathedral

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