The draw for the U15 and U18 Girls Competitions at the Rosslyn Park HSBC Virtual 7s in association with NextGenXV have been released!
The two competitions are both a part of a dedicated Girls Rugby day at the Virtual 7s which will also feature messages from two England Red Roses legends, Maggie Alphonsi and Rachael Burford, the founder of Girls Rugby Club.
The Virtual Rosslyn Park 7s tournament is being held across the Rosslyn Park National School 7s’ social media channels, running from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th March, with the Girls Rugby day taking place on Thursday 25th March.
It builds on the 2020 Virtual tournament created here at NextGenXV and the process is a simple one – you decide who progresses from each group and in each round across the various age groups by casting your vote at each stage on the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s’ Twitter page, @RPNS7.
Details for the week’s Virtual Schedule can be seen here:
The U15 Girls Tournament will take place on the morning of Thursday 25th March, with the U18 Girls Tournament taking place in the afternoon. It will follow the U11 and U13 Tournaments on Monday, with the U14s on Tuesday, and the U16 Boys on Wednesday, all of which were drawn earlier this week.
The tournament will then be rounded off on Friday 26th March with the U18 Boys, make sure you are tuned in tomorrow to see the draw for that flagship event! Throughout the week there will also be a series of conversations and Q&As with the likes of Cameron Redpath, James Grayson, and a chat on Girls Rugby Day between Nick Heath and Rachael Burford, all of which can be seen on the Rosslyn Park National School 7s Instagram Page, @rosslyn_park_school_7s.
Girls Rugby Day Schedule
The day starts at 8.55am with a welcome message from England legend Maggie Alphonsi on the Rosslyn Park 7s Instagram Page, before the U15 Girls tournament gets underway at 9am on Twitter at @RPNS7.
The U15 Girls Groups will be open for voting at 9am and then at 10am we will be straight into the semi finals, followed by the U15 Girls Final at 11am.
At 12.30pm there will be a fascinating chat with Girls Rugby Club founder Rachael Burford, hosted by Nick Heath, on @rosslyn_park_school_7s before the voting get underway again at 1pm with the U18 Girls Groups on @RPNS7.
At 2pm the Last 16 takes place, followed by the Quarter Finals at 3pm, the Semi Finals at 4pm, before the day’s voting on @RPNS7 is rounded off with the U18 Girls Final at 5pm.
U15 Girls Draw
There are 12 teams in the U15 Girls Draw, an age-group that has sadly only ever experienced the magic of the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s virtually.
The 12 teams are drawn into four groups of three, the winners of which will be decided by your votes on @RPNS7 and will progress to the semi finals, with the winners of those semi finals heading to the U15 Girls Rosslyn Park HSBC Virtual 7s with NextGenXV Final!
|U15 Girls Groups|
|Clifton College||Embley||Gordon’s||St John’s, Leatherhead|
|St John Baptist Aberdare||Langley||Samuel Ryder Academy||Ysgol Plasmawr|
|Reigate Grammar||Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf||Ivybridge Community College||Toynbee|
Epsom College won the 2020 event, with your votes edging them ahead of Clifton College in the final. Sadly Epsom were not due to attend in 2021, which puts Clifton College in Group A alongside St John Baptist Aberdare and Reigate Grammar School.
Group B meanwhile sees Embley, Langley, and Glantaf drawn together, with Gordon’s Samuel Ryder Academy, and Ivybridge Community College in Group C. Group D sees St John’s Leatherhead up against Ysgol Plasmawr and Toynbee.
U18 Girls Draw
There are 48 teams in the U18 Girls Draw, which sees the U18 Girls and U18 Girls AASE ‘real-life’ entrants amalgamated into one super-tournament.
The 48 teams are drawn into sixteen groups of three, the vote winners in each then progressing to the Last 16. From there your votes continue to be all important through the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals, and right up to the U18 Girls Rosslyn Park HSBC Virtual 7s with NextGenXV Final – so make sure you head to @RPNS7 on Twitter on Thursday 25th March to get your votes in!
|U18 Girls Groups|
|Hartpury College||Bishop Wordsworth’s||Priestlands||Blundell’s||Bridgwater & Taunton College||Cardinal Newman College||Clifton College||Christ’s Hospital|
|Gordon’s||Gower College||Bishop Burton College||Haverfordwest High School||Ivybridge Commuity College||St John’s, Leatherhead||Langley||Llandovery College|
|Coleg y Cymoedd||Reigate Grammar||RGS Worcester||Richard Huish||Royal Hospital School||Samuel Whitbread Academy||Sint-jan Berchmanscollege||King’s College, Taunton|
|Coleg Gwent||Coleg Sir Gar||Felsted||College of Richard Collyer||Epsom College||Worthing College||Federacion Valenciana Rugby||Millfield|
|Trinity||Bishop’s Stortford College||Neath Port Talbot College||Oundle||Orleans Park||Pembrokeshire College||Perins||Peter Symonds’ College|
|Sweden Women||Loughborough College||Welbeck||Wellington||Weston College||Wellington College||Exeter College||Ysgol Dyffryn Aman|
|Northampton School for Boys|
In 2020 the U18 Girls and U18 Girls AASE votes were held separately, meaning that there are two reigning champions in the draw, Hartpury College, who took 71% of the vote against Exeter College in the Girls AASE final, and Millfield, who took 56% of the vote in the 2020 Girls final against Wellington College.
Hartpury College, who won the most recent actual Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s Girls AASE competition, are drawn in Group A alongside Gordon’s and Coleg y Cymoedd.
Millfield, meanwhile are in Group P alongside Peter Symonds’ College and Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, who have a proud history in the Girls competitions at Rosslyn Park.
Weston College won the last in-person U18 Girls competition and are drawn in Group M alongside Epsom College and Orleans Park. Last year’s losing Virtual finalists, Wellington College and Exeter College are in neighbouring groups, Wellington College are in Group N alongside Pembrokeshire College and Worthing College, while Exeter College are joined in Group O by Perins and Spanish side Federacion Valenciana Rugby.
It looks set to be a tight competition, so make sure that you are ready to vote on Thursday 26th March on @RPNS7 on Twitter!
Tomorrow, Friday, will see the U18 Boys Draw released, and then it’ll be time to get your rest in and get that laptop/phone charged in preparation for the Rosslyn Park HSBC Virtual 7s with NextGenXV kicking off, or clicking off would perhaps be more appropriate, on Monday morning with the U11 Boys competition.
Make sure then that you are following @RPNS7 on Twitter as that will be where you will need to vote throughout the Virtual 7s, and be sure to check out @rosslyn_park_school_7s on Instagram, where the will be loads of cool content throughout the week.
Images by Photo-Fit
Full Schedule for the Week:
NextGenXV are working alongside the Alred Trophy, a competition designed to identify Britain & Ireland’s best young kicker. You can read all about it here: Alred Trophy All You Need To Know – and make sure that you head over to www.schoolofkicking.com to sign up for your chance to be crowned best young kicker!