RPNS7s: Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s | Day 2 Review, Day 3 Preview – Silverware for Rugby, Hill House, and Stowe

RP7s Day 3 Preview Image


Rugby School claimed the U18 Boys Vase on a thrilling Day 2 at the 2023 Rosslyn Park National School 7s.


It was a poignant victory for the founders of the game, who this year celebrate 200 years since that beginning of the sport back in 1823 and will be hosting a very special U18 International 7s tournament this weekend, all of which can be watched live on the NextGenXV YouTube Channel.


More pressingly, Day 3 at the Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s will also be live on the NextGenXV Youtube Channel, with all of the action from Pitch RE2 available there and embedded below.



U18 Boys Vase


Rugby School won this Vase competition after an absolutely fantastic first day of play but they simply built and built as this second day went on topping their Day 2 Pool ahead of Marlborough College, Monmouth, and Monkton Combe, before facing Solihill in the quarter finals, who had topped their Pool ahead of King’s Macclesfield, Radley College, and Ipswich in an epic Pool D.


King’s Macclesfield still made it out of that group though and into the quarter finals after finishing as the best of the runners up, and duly beat Group G winners Malvern College 22-17 in that quarter final.


Rugby made it through with a 19-14 dogged victory over Solihull, and they would face Dubai’s Jumeriah English Speaking College, one of the stars of this year’s tournament, who had beaten a strong Tonbridge side 26-17 in their quarter – a Tonbridge side that had topped their Pool ahead of reigning champions Stowe, and New Zealand’s Nelson College, who had been much fancied around the grounds.


Bromsgrove won the other quarter final, beating St Edward’s Oxford, what a two days they had, 22-5 to set up a semi against King’s Macclesfield. King’s Macclesfield had been one of the star teams on Day 1, and though they had only qualified for the knockouts as a best runner up, their quality was undeniable and so it proved as they reached the final in a gutsy 17-14 victory over Bromsgrove.


That set up the final against Rugby, who beat JESS 17-5 in their semi final. Rugby had saved their very best for the final though, putting in a stunning display for a 36-12 victory that had the RE1 pitch absolutely packed around the sidelines to witness a glorious 14 minutes of action.


King’s Macclesfield deserve huge credit, such has been their year as a whole, but it was Rugby School in this year of years, the bicentenary, that ultimately proved the best of the bunch in a quite brilliant Vase tournament.


U18 Boys Bowl


Last year’s champions Stowe still had plenty to shout about themselves, they may have finished up runners up in their Day 2 Group to Tonbridge but it sent them to the Bowl and from there they were simply irrespressible.


They topped their Pool ahead of Marlborough College and RGS Newcastle, before putting in a top performance against a superb Blundell’s side, that were awesome to get past South West rivals Bryanston and Sherborne, in the final for a 26-12 victory ad back to back silverware at the Rosslyn Park National School 7s.


U14 Girls Cup


Back to Back for Stowe, but in the U14 Girls Cup it was the inaugural competition, and what a competition it proved to be. Hill House claimed the title and will go down in history as the first ever winners of the U14 Girls Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s after a brilliant final that saw them score three fantastic tries against Kings of Wessex in the final.


It was a gruelling one for Hill House, too, they had been in the only five team group of the competition and had come through that unscathed before a semi final victory over Plasmawr to send them into the final against Kings of Wessex, who had looked formidable in victory over JESS and Bryn Celynnog.


In the final it was touch and go for some time, but Hill House had the pace and the tenacity to just clinch it 15-5 after the toughest and most brilliant of days in the U14 Girls, where sheer joy and ambition was at the heart of the action.


U14 Boys


The U14 Boys Cup also kicked off on Tuesday, with 48 groups quickly whittled down to just 24 teams in the Cup and 24 teams in the Plate after an absolutely epic day of action.


Reigning Champions Sedbergh made it through to the Cup, joining Hampton and Bro Morgannwg in the Day 2 Pool, winners of the Day 2 Pools will quality for the Quarter Final knockouts.


Group B meanwhile saw Cheltenham College, King’s Worcester, and Stowe qualify, while Group C contains RGS High Wycombe, Trinity, and the Rugby School side whose U18s won the Vase. Group D is an exciting one for Day 2 with Eton College, Prior Park College, and Rhydywaun all qualifying.


King’s Macclesfield, so impressive at U18 level, are looking food and U14 level too and are paired with Oundle and Glantaf. Meanwhile Group F is formidable, Millfield, Wellington College, and Whitchurch High, a group of death if ever there was one.


Group G meanwhile sees Radley College, a Harrow side that is ticking along well, and QEGS Wakefield all together, while in Group H look out for Scotland’s George Watson’s College alongside Kirkham Grammar and Hymers College.


Over in The Plate, Uppingham Rodillian and NSB are all together, NSB celebrating a great result in the Schools Cup with their U15s. B sees Hereford Cathedral, Stanwell, and Bishop’s Stortford line up, while in Plate C it’s Dame Allan’s, Wrekin College, and Bryn Celynnog, and D sees John Fisher and Aylesbury Grammar up against near neighbours to Rosslyn Park, KCS Wimbledon.


In Plate Group E are Dulwich College, Taunton, and St Peter’s Gloucester, with St Joseph’s, Epsom College, and Denstone College in Plate F, and Tonyrefail alongside Bedford and Barnard Castle in Plate G, Plate Group H sees Gordon’s alongside RGS Newcastle and another exciting Oakham side.


U16 Boys Cup


The U16 Boys Cup kicks off on Wednesday, one of the hardest tests of the entire week, with 216 teams taking part. Wednesday’s action will quickly see that 216 whittled down to just 28 teams by the close of the day’s play.


Only the group winners and the two best runners up from across all the groups will qualify for the elimination round, an all or nothing shootout that will either see sides head through to Thursday’s U16 Boys Cup 8thRound Pools or head home after a hard day’s rugby.


Harrow are the reigning champions, they are in a tricky Group A alongside Collegiate, Dunottar, and a George Watson’s College side that have become one of the real stars of the Rosslyn Park National School 7s across the age groups.


Eton College defeated in last year’s final by Harrow, they are at the opposite side of the draw, Group BBB – the, staggering, 54th group of the U16 tournament. Joining them there are Hurstpierpoint College, Monkton Combe, and RGS Worcester in another very tasty group.


The same is true of all 54 Groups, it is a stunningly challenging competition and one of the real highlights of the week at the Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s.




U18 Boys Vase


Champions – Rugby




Rugby 36-12 King’s Macclesfield


Semi Finals


JESS 5-17 Rugby

Bromsgrove 14-17 King’s Macclesfield


Quarter Finals


Tonbridge 17-26 JESS

Rugby School 19-14 Solihull

St Edward’s Oxford 5-22 Bromsgrove

Malvern College 17-22 King’s Macclesfield


Cup Eighth Round Pools:


PosVase AVase BVase CVase D
1TonbridgeJESSRugby SchoolSolihull
2StoweBlundell’sMarlborough CollegeKing’s Macclesfield
3Nelson CollegeAbingdonMonmouthRadley College
4St Paul’sGeorge Watson’s CollegeMonkton CombeIpswich


PosVase EVase FVase G
1St Edward’s, OxfordBromsgroveMalvern College
2RGS NewcastleSherborneBryanston
3Haymers CollegePeter Symonds’ CollegeReading Blue Coat
4St Peter’s, YorkGrammar School at LeedsCheltenham College


U18 Boys Bowl


Champions – Stowe




Stowe 26-12 Blundell’s


Semi Final Pools


PosBowl ABowl B
2Marlborough CollegeBryanston
3RGS NewcastleSherborne


U14 Boys Cup


Group Draw (Winners qualify for elimination round where winners progress to Cup 8th Round Pools of 3, losers to Plate 8th Round Pools)


Cup 8th Round Pools


Cup ACup BCup CCup D
HamptonCheltenham CollegeTrinityEton College
SedberghKing’s WorcesterRugbyPrior Park College
Bro MorgannwgStoweRGS High WycombeRhydywaun


Cup ECup FCup GCup H
King’s MacclesfieldMillfieldRadley CollegeGeorge Watson’s
OundleWellington CollegeHarrowKirkham Grammar
GlantafWhitchurch HighQEGS WakefieldHymers College


Plate 8th Round Pools


Plate APlate BPlate CPlate D
UppinghamHereford CathedralDame Allan’sJohn Fisher
Rodillian AcademyStanwellWrekin CollegeKCS Wimbledon
Northampton SfBBishop’s Stortford HSBryn CelynnogAylesbury GS


Plate EPlate FPlate GPlate H
Dulwich CollegeSt Joseph’s CollegeBedfordGordon’s
TauntonEpsom CollegeBarnard CastleRGS Newcastle
St Peter’s, GloucesterDenstone CollegeTonyrefailOakham


Elimination Round


Sedbergh 21-7 Rodillian

Bro Morgannwg 47-21 Uppingham

Northampton School for Boys 5-28 Hampton

King’s Worcester 34-7 Hereford Cathedral

Cheltenham College 40-12 Stanwell

Stowe 21-12 Bishop’s Stortford High

Trinity 40-14 Dame Allan’s

Rugby 33-7 Wrekin College

RGS High Wycombe 21-14 Bryn Celynnog

Rhydywaun 36-7 John Fisher

Prior Park College 28-12 KCS Wimbledon

Eton College 28-0 Aylesbury Grammar

St Peter’s Gloucester 7-47 Glantaf

Taunton 12-34 Oundle

Dulwich College 35-40 King’s Macclesfield

Wellington College 19-12 St Joseph’s College

Millfield 26-10 Epsom College

Whitchurch High 38-12 Denstone College

Radley College 24-5 Bedford

Harrow 29-14 Barnard Castle

QEGS Wakefield 28-15 Tonyrefail

RGS Newcastle 19-33 Hymers College

Kirkham Grammar 35-19 Oakham

Gordon’s 0-15 George Watson’s College


Final Group Standings:


PosGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup F
1SedberghRodillianBro MorgannwgUppinghamNorthampton SfBHampton
2KingsbridgeKing’s ElyTonbridgeWoodhouse GroveIbstock PlaceIvybridge CC
3AbingdonWorthTorquay BoysWindsor Boys’Cobham FreeLangley
4BohuntThomas’s BatterseaWimbledon CollegeNewton AbbotCanfordGravesend Grammar


PosGroup GGroup HGroup IGroup JGroup KGroup L
1King’s WorcesterHereford CathedralCheltenham CollegeStanwellStoweBishop’s Stortford HS
2Bristol GrammarFinboroughPenweddigThe LeysRichard ChallonerLoughborough GS
3PocklingtonEltham CollegeWirral GrammarShrewsburyNew HallDevonport High
4HayesDunottarTorquay AcademyKingsdaleRoyal HospitalStockport GS


PosGroup MGroup NGroup OGroup PGroup QGroup R
1TrinityDame Allan’sRugbyWrekin CollegeRGS High WycombeBryn Celynnog
2Sutton ValenceBirkdaleMill HillGwyrWaterloo SchoolsCaterham
3Grey CourtPrince Henry’s GSSt Ambrose CollegeWestcliff HighWellington SchoolCranmore
4Box HillBournemouth CollegiateOrleans ParkChislehurst & SidcupGwent is CoedBrentwood


PosGroup SGroup TGroup UGroup VGroup WGroup X
1RhydywaunJohn FisherPrior Park CollegeKCS WimbledonEton CollegeAylesbury Grammar
2Brighton CollegeSt Richard ReynoldsSherborneHallifordDean CloseBromsgrove
3YarmWeydonSeaford CollegeLutterworthCardiff HighDownsend
4GreenhillSt John’s, LeatherheadSt George’s WeybridgeFulham BoysClifton CollegeRGS Colchester


PosGroup YGroup ZGroup AAGroup BBGroup CCGroup DD
1St Peter’s, GloucesterGlantafTauntonOundleDulwich CollegeKing’s Macclesfield
2Bedford ModernDyffryn AmanSt AlbansKES BathFramlingham CollegeUCS
3The PerseWoodlandsCampionGwendraethGresham’sY Pant
4Ampleforth CollegeWarwickScarisbrick HallLeicester GrammarHill HouseClayesmore


PosGroup EEGroup FFGroup GGGroup HHGroup IIGroup JJ
1Wellington CollegeSt Joseph’s CollegeMillfieldEpsom CollegeWhitchurch HighDenstone College
2Grammar Sch at LeedsRGS GuildfordHaverfordwestHaileyburyBryntegRGS Worcester
3Wallington County GSQES BarnetNewbridgeJESSKing AlfredEmbley
4Bro EdernPangbourne CollegeSevenoaksWelland ParkBirkenheadClifton High


PosGroup KKGroup LLGroup MMGroup NNGroup OOGroup PP
1Radley CollegeBedfordHarrowBarnard CastleQEGS WakefieldTonyrefail
2SolihullReigate GrammarCollegiateIpswichSt Benedict’sWest Monmouth
3WhitgiftHurstpierpoint CollegeEmanuelBerkhamstedSt Paul’sShiplake College
4Whitmore HighNorwichKES Camp HillKing’s TauntonThe MinsterSt Edward’s, Oxford


PosGroup QQGroup RRGroup SSGroup TTGroup UUGroup VV
1RGS NewcastleHymers CollegeKirkham GrammarOakhamGordon’sGeorge Watson’s
2FelstedBlundell’sMarlborough CollegeCathedral Sch LlandaffDartford GrammarQEH
3Kings of WessexBradford GrammarPortsmouth GrammarKing’s CanterburyBryanstoneCwm Rhymni
4Plymouth CollegeCardinal NewmanMount St Mary’sWycliffe CollegeMagdalen CollegeAKS Lytham


U14 Girls Cup


Champions – Hill House



Kings of Wessex 5-15 Hill House


Semi Finals

Kings of Wessex 21-17 Bryn Celynnog

Plasmawr 5-36 Hill House


Quarter Finals

JESS 14-27 Kings of Wessex

Bryn Celynnog 39-0 Seaford College

Haverfordwest 0-25 Plasmawr

Hill House – Bye


PosGroup AGroup BGroup CGroup D
1JESSN/AKings of WessexBryn Celynnog
2SalesianN/AGwyrRobert Clack
3Reigate GrammarN/ABohuntOrleans Park
4Plymouth CollegeN/ALoughborough GSClifton College


PosGroup EGroup FGroup GGroup H
1Seaford CollegeHaverfordwestPlasmawrHill House
2St David’s CollegeLangleySt Richard ReynoldsGlantaf
4Wellington SchoolTrinityHolyrood AcademyBaglan


U16 Boys Cup


Group Draw (Winners and best 2 Runners Up qualify for elimination round, elimination winners head to Cup 8th Round Pools on Thursday)


Group AGroup BGroup CGroup DGroup EGroup F
CollegiateKCS WimbledonBarnard CastleIpswichSint-JanHaberdashers Elstree
DunottarSt Olave’s GrammarCaterhamLord WandsworthSt George’s WeybridgeKing’s Ely
George Watson’sThe PerseCoopers’ CobornMarlborough CollegeStockport GrammarShiplake College
HarrowWaterloo SchoolsDuke of York’s RMSNailseaTaunton SchoolSt Paul’s


Group GGroup HGroup IGroup JGroup KGroup L
Glenalmond CollegeBloxhamCampionBedford ModernDollar AcademyBeechen Cliff
King’s TauntonCanfordSt Peter’s YorkCroesyceilogMonmouthDulwich College
Mill HillSolihullStrathallanCundall ManorMagdalen CollegeLeicester Grammar
Stephen PerseSt Joseph’s CollegeKing’s MacclesfieldDubai CollegeMillfieldBro Edern


Group MGroup NGroup OGroup PGroup QGroup R
The OratoryBryanstonBirkdaleOrleans ParkQES BarnetBrighton College
UppinghamClifton CollegeSt James’RGS NewcastleRugby SchoolRGS Colchester
Winchester CollegeGraveneySt Lawrence CollegeTonbridgeSalesianRGS Guildford
GlantafStanwellGarth OlwgWestcliff HighSeaford CollegePreseli


Group SGroup TGroup UGroup VGroup WGroup X
GreenhillBirkenheadOundleDean CloseWelland ParkRodillian Academy
ShrewsburyPocklingtonRGS High WycombePangbourne CollegeWoodhouse GroveSt Peter’s, Gloucester
Skinners’QEGS WakefieldSt CenyddYarmWycliffe CollegeStowe
The GrangeReigate GrammarWimbledon CollegeDyffryn AmanBro MorgannwgTiffin


Group YGroup ZGroup AAGroup BBGroup CCGroup DD
Mount KellyDurhamOakhamBristol Free SchoolBristol GrammarTBC
Newcastle Under LymeEltham CollegeTorquay Boys GSRoyal HospitalHolyrood AcademySedbergh
Prior Park CollegeHill HouseGwyrWestbourneLutterworth HighWallington County GS
Wellington CollegeIbstock PlaceRhydywaunBro HyddgenKings of WessexGwent is Coed


Group EEGroup FFGroup GGGroup HHGroup IIGroup JJ
Devonport HighEllesmere CollegeEastbourne CollegeBradford GrammarCathedral Sch, LlandaffHymers College
John FisherEmanuelSutton ValenceHayesPerinsLlangatwg
WarwickPrince Henry’s GSTrinityJESSThe LeysSidcot
Y PantBryngwynBro MyrddinSt Edward’s, OxfordWest MonmouthPortsmouth Grammar


Group KKGroup LLGroup MMGroup NNGroup OOGroup PP
Clyst ValeLangleyTBCClifton HighBallardSamuel Whitbread
DownsendNorthampton SfBBromsgroveFramlingham CollegeBishop’s Stortford CollSt Benedict’s
Gravesend GrammarPlymouth CollegeCwmtaweFulham BoysGresham’sGrammar Sch at Leeds
HaileyburyQEHScarisbrick HallGordon’sWhitgiftWhitchurch High


Group QQGroup RRGroup SSGroup TTGroup UUGroup VV
WoodlandsHamptonChurcher’s CollegeEmbleyBrentwoodBishop Wordsworth’s
WorthMalvern CollegeTrinity SevenoaksFarlingayeIvybridgeHollyfield
Maes y GwendraethWindsor Boys’Watford GrammarCwm RhymniLoughborough GrammarNorwich


Group WWGroup XXGroup YYGroup ZZGroup AAAGroup BBB
Newton AbbotClayesmoreHaverfordwestFelstedCheltenham CollegeEton College
King’s CanterburyDenstone CollegeSherborneKES BathExeterHurstpierpoint College
King’s WorcesterEpsom CollegeSt John’s, LeatherheadKirkham GrammarLlandovery CollegeMonkton Combe
WellingboroughKing’s BrutonBryn TaweMount St Mary’sNew HallRGS Worcester
Leave a Response

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Back to top