Schools Rugby: Midweek Preview | 7s and 15s action; plus NextGenXV Spring League returns

This week is a busy one on the schools rugby front, with the fifteen-a-side season continuing and sevens ramping up.


There are games on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with both the short and long formats of the game taking place, and fixtures at both U18 and U17 level.




Bromsgrove 7s Triangular: Bloxham, Bromsgrove, Dean Close

RGS Colchester v Harrow Development XV

Samuel Whitbread Academy v Seevic College


It’s a mix right from the off too, with a 7s triangular at Bromsgrove School, with Bloxham and Dean Close the visitors, three schools that could have cracking 7s sides.


In the fifteen-a-side game RGS Colchester take on a Harrow Development XV, in what should be a good game, while Samuel Whitbread Academy round off a busy January with a game against Seevic College.




Abingdon 7s v Reading Blue Coat 7s

Beechen Cliff U17 v Royal Wootton Bassett U17

Chichester College v Farnborough 6th form College

Fulham Boys v Wetherby

Gosforth Academy U17 v RGS Newcastle U17

Harrodian v Hampton

Hill House v Pocklington

Ibstock Place v Latymer Upper

KES Camp Hill v Bablake & King Henry VIII

Manchester Grammar v Bolton (County Plate SF)

Royal Hospital 7s Triangular: Framlingham College, Langley, Royal Hospital School

Princethorpe College v Bishop Vesey’s Grammar

Rydal Penrhos v Shrewsbury 2nd XV

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar v Akeley Wood

Sir Joseph Williamson’s v Sutton Valence

St Andrew’s Catholic v Box Hill

St Joseph’s College v Bishop Wand

St Peter’s Gloucester v Glantaf

Sussex Development 7s: Hurstpierpoint College

Wilmslow High U17 v Sedbergh U17

Wirral Grammar 7s: Bradford Grammar, Scarisbrick Hall, Shrewsbury, Stockport Grammar, Wirral Grammar

Woodhouse Grove U17 v Harrogate Grammar U17


February starts with a real bang on the schools rugby front, with some absolutely fantastic games on the card, among the a County Plate final for Manchester Grammar as they host Bolton.


There is plenty going on in the North West, with Wilmslow High School hosting Sedbergh in an U17 game, while Wirral Grammar host a 7s tournament at U18 level that will see the likes of Shrewsbury, Scarisbrick, Stockport Grammar, and Bradford Grammar getting stuck in. North Wales meanwhile sees Rydal Penrhos host Shrewsbury’s 2nd XV, and look out for a Welsh side going in the other direction as Welsh giants Glantafhead to St Peter’s Gloucester.


The North East of the County has a couple of cracking U17 encounters, Gosforth Academy and RGS Newcastle going head to head in what promises to be a brilliant game. Meanwhile further South in Yorkshire Woodhouse Grove and Harrogate Grammar go head to head at U17 level. Meanwhile at U18 level Hill House host Pocklington.


Continuing at U17 level, in the South West Beechen Cliff take on Royal Wootton Bassett. Further North it’s back into U18 action as KES Camp Hill host Bablake & King Henry VIII and Princethorpe College welcome Bishop Vesey’s Grammar.


There is 7s action in Oxford as Abingdon welcome Reading Blue Coat to get some live action in, meanwhile on the East Coast, Royal Hospital School welcome Framlingham College and Langley for a similar plan. Hurstpierpoint College are meanwhile in action at the Sussex Development 7s.


Back in the fifteen-a-side game St Joseph’s College take on the challenge of another ACE side, Bishop Wand, that one should be a cracker. Meanwhile Hampton look to bounce back from the weekend as they head to Harrodian, while Sir Henry Floyd hosts Akeley Wood and Box Hill are at St Andrew’s.


Sutton Valence are at Sir Joseph Williamson’s, while Fulham Boys host Wetherby and Latymer Upper head to Ibstock Place, meanwhile further south Chichester College hosts Farnborough 6th form College.




Hayes v Gordon’s (NextGenXV Spring League)

Ratcliffe College v Robert Smyth (County Cup)


It’s a quieter day on Thursday in terms of numbers, but the quality remains high. Not least in the NextGenXV Spring League where Hayes host Gordon’s, both sides have won their opening games, Hayes beating Eastbourne College and Gordon’s beating Reed’s, which you can see again below, now they go head to head in what should be a real cracker.


There is also County Cup action on Thursday as Ratcliffe College and Robert Smyth Academy go head to head in what should be a close game of rugby.

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