The draws have been made for the 2023 Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s competitions have been made and it is set to be bigger than ever.
After a two year covid-enforced absence, the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s returned is glorious triumph last year amidst the late March sunshine for one of the greatest week’s in the tournament’s history.
In 2023 things are set to be even better, with the Girls and Girls AASE U18 competitions now combined, and two additional tournaments added, Girls U16 and Girls U14.
That means a total now of ten tournaments; U18 Boys Cup, U18 Girls Cup, U18 Boys Vase, U16 Boys Cup, U16 Girls Cup, U14 Boys Cup, U14 Girls Cup, U13 Juniors, U13 Prep, and the U11 Tournament.
Six of those ten have so far been drawn, the U18 Boys Cup, U18 Boys Vase, U16 Girls Cup, U14 Girls Cup, U16 Boys Cup, and the U14 Girls Cup.
U18 Boys Cup
Reigning champions Wellington College have mean handed a draw alongside the rising stars of the school game, Finborough, ACE side Gosforth Academy, and two others strong sides in Harrogate Grammar and Mount Kelly.
Clifton College, one of the best in the business this year, are alongside Welsh giants Coleg Sir Gar and Newport High, plus English legends St Benedict’s, and ACE side SGS Filton College. Meanwhile Group E looks tasty, with Trinity and Ipswich, two of the very best, alongside two other strong sides, Woodhouse Grove and Hurstpierpoint College, plus a yet to be announced fifth side.
Last year’s Colts champions, Harrow, are alongside Coleg Gwent, Myerscough College, St Joseph’s College, and The Judd, while perennial champions Sedbergh are joined by Richard Huish, Norwich, Llandovery College, and City of Oxford College.
Millfield were last year’s runners up and have a fiendish group, two Welsh sides in Coleg Llandrillo and Coleg y Cymoedd as well as former ACE side Henley College, and one of this year’s finest fifteen a side teams, Denstone College.
You can see the full draw here: U18 Boys Cup – RPNS7s
U18 Boys Vase
Stowe are the reigning Vase champions, and they have been superb again in the fifteen-a-side season. They are joined by Welsh giants Coleg Sir Gar, and two superb English sides, Haileybury and Ivybridge Community College.
Elsewhere, Epsom College, Christ College, Fulham Boys, and Northampton School for Boys is a tough draw, while look out for Canada’s Shawnigan Lake in Group D. New Zealand’s Nelson College are in Group G alongside Clayesmore, KCS Wimbledon, and Cwm Rhymni, while Australia’s St Kevin’s College are in Group K with Dubai’s Jumeirah, and England’s Gordon’s and St Olave’s Grammar.
Keep an eye on RGS Guildford in Group BB alongside Gower College, Radley College, and Kings of Wessex. Bromsgrove also enjoy the Vase, they are in Group RR alongside Alcester Grammar, KES Camp Hill, and Nottingham High.
You can see the full draw here: U18 Boys Vase – RPNS7s
U16 Boys Cup
Harrow were sensational en route to the Colts Cup last year, and are joined in Group A by Dunottar, English giants Collegiate, and Scottish giants George Watson’s College.
Eton College faced them in that final and are in Group BBB (there are a whopping 216 teams in the draw) alongside Hurstpierpoint College, Monkton Combe, and RGS Worcester.
You can see the full draw here: U16 Boys Cup – RPNS7s
U16 Girls Cup
32 teams will compete in the U16 Girls Cup, and among those competing are Clifton College and Millfield, who are grouped together alongside Kings of Wessex and Robert Clack.
Dubai English Speaking College also compete, so too compatriots Jumeirah, who are in Group A alongside Ivybridge, Mill Hill, and Bro Teifi.
You can see the full draw here: U16 Girls Cup – RPNS7s
U14 Boys Cup
Sedbergh are the reigning U14 Boys Champions and are therefore in Group A alongside, Kingsbridge, Bohunt, and Oxford giants, Abingdon.
George Watson’s College met them in the final and are in Group VV, where AKS Lytham, QEH, and Welshmen Cwm Rhymni will be joining them.
You can see the full draw here: U14 Boys Cup – RPNS7s
U14 Girls Cup
Like the U16 competition, the U14 Girls tournament will be a one day, 32 team competition. Sides from England, Wales, and Dubai will be joining. Jumeriah are one of those Dubai entrants, placed in Group A alongside Plymouth College, Reigate Grammar, and Thomas’s Battersea.
You can see the full draw here: U14 Girls Cup – RPNS7s