U18 Schools Cup: Brilliant week of Regional Finals lead to exciting Quarter Final draw

Following an exciting week of U18 Schools Cup Regional Finals action, the quarter final draw was made on Thursday.

 

It sees the eight regional champions split North/Midlands and London & South East/South West in what is the first ‘national’ stage of the competition, which becomes truly national at the semi final stage, which will take place in early March.

 

The quarter finals are scheduled to take place in the first week of December, assuming each of the schools has a window to schedule the fixture in.

 

U18 Schools Cup Quarter Finals

 

RGS Newcastle (North B) v Northampton School for Boys (Midlands B)

 

RGS Newcastle sealed the North B region after a superb 34-7 defeat of Woodhouse Grove on Wednesday, with skipper Phil Brantingham returning to the side and in try scoring form as his side took a 15-0 half time lead and then built on that for then 34-7 victory. Over in Midlands B Northampton School for Boys were in action on Thursday against Felsted. The former finalists showed the sort of form that they have demonstrated all tournament as they took a 34-12 victory over a Feslted side that had the likes of Rory Hutchinson and Ehren Painter supporting on the touchlines. Whoever wins this quarter final will have every chance of going right the way to the final, such is their strength.

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Warwick (Midlands A) v QEGS Wakefield (North A)

 

These two sides seem to be inextricably linked in this competition, last year they met in the U15 final, Warwick winning 19-0, in 2018 they met in the U18 final with Warwick winning that 29-7, while in the 2017 quarter final Warwick were 13-11 victors. In 2016, meanwhile, they met in the semi at U18 level, QEGS winning that, and QEGS also winning the U15 final. The story of this pair’s rivalry is really the story of the Schools Cup in recent years. To get hear Warwick had to come through the toughest of regional finals against Bromsgrove, a nailbiting 13-12 victory that really could have gone either way. QEGS meanwhile enjoyed a 35-7 victory over Wirral Grammar to seal the North A slot. This is one of the great Schools Cup rivalries, two legends of the competition, and this will be one of the most hotly anticipated quarter finals.

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Sherborne (South West A) v KCS Wimbledon/John Fisher (London & South East A)

 

Sherborne have one of the best records in the country this year and have built well on last year’s trip to the Plate final. Their South West A regional final on Thursday saw them put in an awesome performance to beat Taunton School 53-0, their most dominant victory of this Cup run so far. Against them in the quarter final will be the London & South East A regional champions, however there is still some time to go before that side is confirmed as KCS Wimbledon and John Fisher are yet to play that regional final. Whichever side wins though, they will have a task on their hands against this Dorset based outfit.

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Abingdon (South West A) v Whitgift/Simon Langton (London & South East B)

 

Abingdon sealed their quarter final spot with a seriously impressive victory on Wednesday over Canford, a side with one of the best records in the country. The Oxford side won 27-21, inflicting a first in-season defeat of Canford this year. They will need to be on that level once more in the quarter final for they could be facing the reigning champions and one of the best sides around, Whitgift. However that is far from a sure thing yet, Whitgift are still to play Simon Langton Grammar in the London & South East B regional final and Simon Langton have been impressive, beating some strong sides along the way. They meet on Wednesday 27th November.

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The quarter finals are scheduled to take place in the first week of December, while the semi finals are currently scheduled for Wednesday 4th March, with the final at Twickenham Stadium on Wednesday 18th March.

 

Elsewhere the U18 Schools Plate, Vase, and Bowl quarter finals were also drawn, you can take a look at those draws here:

 

U18 Schools Plate QFs

U18 Schools Vase QFs

U18 Schools Bowl QFs

 

U18 Schools Cup Quarter Final Draw:

 

RGS Newcastle (North B) v Northampton School for Boys (Midlands B)

Warwick (Midlands A) v QEGS Wakefield (North A)

Sherborne (South West A) v KCS Wimbledon/John Fisher (London & South East A)

Abingdon (South West B) v Whitgift/Simon Langton (London & South East B)

 

U18 Schools Cup Fixtures & Results:

 

North A

 

Round 1

Stonyhurst College 55-15 Stockport GS

Lancaster RGS 50-0 Ermysted’s GS

Giggleswick 0-32 QEGS Wakefield

Cheadle Hulme 42-7 Bradford GS

Silcoates 3-52 Manchester GS

Wilmslow HS 26-16 Merchant Taylors’, Crosby

King’s Macclesfield 36-21 Calday Grange GS

Wirral GS 50-0 St Mary’s College

 

Round 2

Stonyhurst College 0-32 Lancaster RGS

QEGS Wakefield 13-0 Cheadle Hulme

Manchester GS 17-15 Wilmslow HS

King’s Macclesfield 16-22 Wirral GS

 

Round 3

Lancaster RGS 17-20 QEGS Wakefield

Manchester GS 23-26 Wirral GS

 

Round 4

QEGS Wakefield 35-7 Wirral GS

 

North B

 

Round 1

RGS Newcastle 64-13 Dame Allan’s

Durham v BYE

East Durham College 35-12 Hartlepool 6th form College

Barnard Castle w/o Carmel College

St Peter’s, York 24-22 Grammar School at Leeds

BYE v BYE

Woodhouse Grove 50-0 Prince Henry’s GS

Hymers College 12-40 Pocklington

 

Round 2

RGS Newcastle 43-10 Durham

East Durham 7-61 Barnard Castle

St Peter’s, York v BYE

Woodhouse Grove 34-21 Pocklington

 

Round 3

RGS Newcastle 19-17 Barnard Castle

St Peter’s, York 26-27 Woodhouse Grove

 

Round 4

RGS Newcastle 34-7 Woodhouse Grove

 

Midlands A

 

Round 1

Lymm HS v BYE

Sir John Dean’s 17-37 Ellesmere College

Wrekin College 0-40 Old Swinford Hospital

Bromsgrove 38-7 King’s Worcester

Mount St Mary’s College 42-17 Worksop College

Trent College 12-38 Loughborough GS

Bishop Vesey’s GS 17-23 Solihull

Warwick 24-5 Bloxham

 

Round 2

Lymm HS 51-5 Ellesmere College

Old Swinford 17-26 Bromsgrove

Mount St Mary’s 17-3 Loughborough GS

Solihull 9-19 Warwick

 

Round 3

Lymm HS 0-13 Bromsgrove

Mount St Mary’s 10-13 Warwick

 

Round 4

Bromsgrove 12-13 Warwick

 

Midlands B

 

Round 1

Northampton SfB 45-12 Stowe

Oundle v BYE

Bedford Modern 0-50 Samuel Whitbread Academy

BYE v BYE

Bishop’s Stortford HS 0-34 Felsted

BYE v BYE

Royal Hospital School 10-14 St Joseph’s College

Norwich v BYE

 

Round 2

Northampton SfB 51-3 Oundle

Samuel Whitbread v Bye

Felsted v Bye

St Joseph’s College w/d Norwich

 

Round3

Northampton SfB 36-7 Samuel Whitbread

Felsted 30-26 Norwich

 

Round 4

Northampton School for Boys 34-12 Felsted

 

London & South East A

 

Round 1

Watford GS 17-19 Mill Hill

UCS 29-15 St Benedict’s

KCS Wimbledon 26-19 St George’s College, Weybridge

St Clement Danes v BYE

Tiffin 5-43 Emanuel

Wimbledon College 40-0 ACS Cobham International

John Fisher 21-12 Reed’s

City of London Freemen’s 31-7 Christ’s Hospital

 

Round 2

Mill Hill 28-26 UCS

KCS Wimbledon w/o St Clement Danes

Emanuel 8-25 Wimbledon College

John Fisher 40-5 City of London Freemen’s

 

Round 3

Mill Hill 12-22 KCS Wimbledon

Wimbledon College 17-22 John Fisher

 

Round 4

KCS Wimbledon v John Fisher – TBA

 

London & South East B

 

Round 1

Campion 27-7 Eltham College

Seevic College 61-0 Colfe’s

Whitgift 78-0 St Olave’s GS

Trinity 15-10 Langley Park

Ravens Wood 50-0 Richard Challoner

Judd v BYE

Cardinal Newman 5-50 Simon Langton GS

Sevenoaks v BYE

 

Round 2

Campion 14-19 Seevic College

Whitgift 65-8 Trinity

Ravens Wood 55-12 Judd

Simon Langton 40-0 Sevenoaks

 

Round 3

Seevic College 7-30 Whitgift

Ravens Wood 18-26 Simon Langton

 

Round 4

Whitgift v Simon Langton (Wednesday 27th)

 

South West A

 

Round 1

Dean Close 7-20 Sir Thomas Rich’s

BYE v BYE

Sherborne 45-3 Downside

QEH v BYE

Bridgwater & Taunton College 0-56 Taunton

King’s College, Taunton 28-12 Richard Huish

Ivybridge Community College v BYE

Colston’s v BYE

 

Round 2

Sir Thomas Rich’s v Bye

Sherborne 34-14 QEH

Taunton 50-0 King’s College, Taunton

Ivybridge Community College 25-14 Colston’s

 

Round 3

Sir Thomas Rich’s 10-44 Sherborne

Taunton 48-7 Ivybridge Community College

 

Round 4

Sherborne 53-0 Taunton

 

South West B

 

Round 1

Dauntsey’s 35-21 Marlborough College

Abingdon 45-5 Reading Blue Coat

Pangbourne College 10-47 RGS High Wycombe

Dr Challoner’s GS 7-12 The Crypt

Lord Wandsworth College 18-17 Portsmouth GS

Seaford College w/o East Sussex College

Canford 32-5 Bishop Wordsworth’s

BYE v BYE

 

Round 2

Dauntsey’s 13-15 Abingdon

RGS High Wycombe w/o The Crypt

Lord Wandsworth College 7-60 Seaford College

Canford v Bye

 

Round 3

Abindgon 24-23 RGS High Wycombe

Seaford College 5-41 Canford

 

Round 4

Abingdon 27-21 Canford

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