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The 2024 Sedbergh 10s takes place this Sunday and Monday, the grand finale to the schools rugby season and one of its most prestigious titles.


Kirkham Grammar School are looking to make it three Sedbergh 10s triumphs on the spin, to add to their St Joseph’s Festival triumph in October and to help heal some of the wounds from the heartbreak of their last-gasp Continental Tyres Schools Cup final defeat.


They will have their work cut out though, some of the finest teams in the land will be gathering in the Cumbrian hills and it is set to be an outstanding spectacle of rugby.


Sponsored this year by Meade King Robinson, the Sedbergh 10s is about more than just the pure competitiveness and spectacle of the rugby though, it is a celebration of what the game is all about. With a big formal dinner to kick off proceedings on Saturday night, through shared events, meals, and down time over the weekend, it is all about the spirit of friendship and sportsmanship that this wonderful game can offer and that is epitomised by the schools itself.


School rugby is about the memories and friendships that are made, and at the Sedbergh 10s some of the great memories are made. Just two days on from the climax of the Howden Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s it is the absolute high-point of the school season.


More importantly, it is the final action of the season as well, of schools rugby careers for those in their U6th. Many sides will play exclusively Upper 6th sides – either all weekend or in their final game.


Sixteen teams will be in action, playing ten-a-side rugby over 12 minute halves. The sixteen are split into four groups of four teams each, with the top two from each group progressing to Monday’s Cup groups, from which the winners meet in the Cup final, and the bottom two progressing to Monday’s Plate groups, from which the winners meet in the Plate final.


There are three pitches in action, and all the action from Pitches One and Two will be live streamed here on NextGenXV through the NextGenXV YouTube channel. The Live Streams for Day 1 are also embedded below, while you can also find the Live Stream links for Day 2 later in the article.

Sedbergh 10s Draw:


Group 1: Sedbergh, RGS High Wycombe, QEGS Wakefield, Dulwich College


Group 2: Ipswich, Stamford, Barnard Castle, Hampton


Group 3: Brighton College, Hurstpierpoint College, King’s Macclesfield, Cokethorpe


Group 4: Kirkham Grammar, Seaford College, KES Bath, Felsted


Sedbergh have not given themselves an easy draw, Dulwich College have been flying in the short format this season, including a run to the semis at the Seaford 10s. Alongside them are two schools rugby legends, QEGS Wakefield, who meet Sedbergh in the opening game of the weekend LIVE at 10.30am on Sunday, and RGS High Wycombe, the 2016 champions who have reached the finals of both the Seaford 10s and the St Joseph’s Festival and would love to go one better at Sedbergh. The hosts are flying too though, their 7s form has been sensational and that ought to translate nicely to 10s. For the first time in a long time as well they should have near enough a full squad – could the hosts claim a first title since 2019 after back to back finals defeats to Kirkham? It would be a remarkable sixth final on the bounce.


In Group 2 Ipswich are going to be a side to watch, they have enjoyed their best ever season – including a defeat of Sedbergh back before Christmas. They will be among the early favourites, not least having won the Seaford 10s. Alongside them are real heavyweights though, schools legends Barnard Castle, who have surprisingly never won here and would love to change that, a Hampton side that likewise would love to get over the line here, and a Stamford side that has been superb this year, and who picked up the U18 Vase title at the Howden Rosslyn Park National Schools 7s – they could be a dark horse.


Group 3 is stacked, Brighton College are one of the most consistent sides at the Sedbergh 10s and yet somehow have never quite secured the title. They will have a huge chance this year, with a side that plays some fantastic rugby. Alongside those two are Cokethorpe, who would dearly love to spring a surprise or two, and could, as well as a King’s Macclesfield side that has been brilliant for the last couple of years and could be another of those dark horses. Talking of dark horses, Hurstpierpoint College. Hurstpierpoint have enjoyed one of their greatest seasons this year and could well mount a serious challenge, they won the Plate last year but would love to much more. Their clash with Brighton College at 11.05am LIVE on Pitch 2 on Sunday could be absolutely spectacular.


Group 4 is similarly stacked, and features the reigning champions, Kirkham Grammar School. Twice before has this tournament been won three times in a row, by Filton College from 2011 to 2013, and by Sedbergh from 2017 to 2019, how Kirkham would love to join that exclusive club. To do so they must first emerge from this group, which includes a KES Bath side that is playing some lovely rugby, as well as a Felsted side that recently won the Continental Tyres Schools Vase and could mount a strong challenge. Completing the group are Seaford College, who were outstanding at their own 10s back in January and will feel that they can put a strong case together to challenge at Sedbergh.


So on the field it looks set to be an absolute cracker, one of the great weekends on the calendar. However what makes it even greater is the off field, it is one of the great events in schools rugby. It brings people together like to other competition, and leaves memories that last long beyond schooldays.


As ever, it will be a very, very, special weekend of schools rugby at the Sedbergh 10s.


Day 1 Live Stream Schedule (Pitch 1)


10.30 Sedbergh v QEGS Wakefield (Group 1)

11.05 Barnard Castle v Hampton (Group 2)

11.40 Kirkham GS v Seaford College (Group 4)

13.30 Dulwich College v Sedbergh (Group 1)

14.05 Hurstpierpoint College v King’s Macclesfield (Group 3)

14.40 Sedbergh v RGS High Wycombe (Group 1)

15.15 Ipswich v Barnard Castle (Group 2)

15.50 Cokethorpe v Hurstpierpoint College (Group 3)


Day 1 Live Stream Schedule (Pitch 2)


10.30 RGS High Wycombe v Dulwich College (Group 1)

11.05 Brighton College v Hurstpierpoint College (Group 3)

11.40 KES Bath v Felsted (Group 4)

13.30 Stamford v Barnard Castle (Group 2)

14.05 Cokethorpe v Brighton College (Group 3)

14.40 Felsted v Kirkham GS (Group 4)

15.15 Hampton v Stamford (Group 2)

15.50 Kirkham GS v KES Bath (Group 4)


Day 1 Non-Live Schedule (Pitch 3)


10.30 Ipswich v Stamford (Group 2)

11.05 King’s Macclesfield v Cokethorpe (Group 3)

11.40 QEGS Wakefield v RGS High Wycombe (Group 1)

13.30 Hampton v Ipswich (Group 2)

14.05 Seaford College v KES Bath (Group 4)

14.40 Dulwich College v QEGS Wakefield (Group 1)

15.15 Brighton College v King’s Macclesfield (Group 3)

15.50 Felsted v Seaford College (Group 4)


Day 2 Live Stream Links:


Roll of Honour:


YearTrophyRunner UpPlate
1998MillfieldKing’s CanterburyBristol GS
1999MillfieldSedberghLancaster RGS
2000SedberghKirkham GSManchester GS
2002MillfieldMerchiston CastleBrighton College
2003Kirkham GSBrighton CollegeManchester GS
2004SedberghMillfieldBrighton College
2005King’s MacclesfieldRGS High WycombeQEGS Wakefield
2006MillfieldLlandovery CollegeManchester GS
2007SedberghRGS High WycombeManchester GS
2009MillfieldFilton CollegeOld Swinford Hospital
2011Filton CollegeBarnard CastleKing’s Macclesfield
2012Filton CollegeEdinburgh AcademyBarnard Castle
2013Filton CollegeSedberghMillfield
2014MillfieldRGS High WycombeBrighton College
2015SedberghRGS High WycombeBrighton College
2016RGS High WycombeSedberghQEGS Wakefield
2018SedberghBrighton CollegeSt Peter’s, York
2019SedberghKirkham GSLlandovery College
2022Kirkham GSSedberghRGS High Wycombe
2023Kirkham GSSedberghHurstpierpoint


Player of the Tournament


2001David TibbotBrighton College
2002Christopher BriersKirkham GS
2003Kiba RichardsBrighton College
2004Hamish Smales, William MaddockSedbergh & QEGS Wakefield
2005David WilliamsKing’s Macclesfield
2006Tom JamesLlandovery College
2007Dan WillisOld Swinford Hospital
2009Oli Lindsey-HagueMillfield
2011Guy van den DriesBarnard Castle
2012Augvy SlowikFilton College
2013Nick CarpenterFilton College
2014Callum SheedyMillfield
2015Ali CrossdaleSedbergh
2016Kieran BungarooBrighton College
2017Josh HodgeSedbergh
2018Jon SearleBrighton College
2019Theo ManiheraSedbergh
2022Charlie ClareBrighton College
2023Seb KellyKirkham GS


Day 2 Live Stream Schedule (Pitch 1) TBA










15.00 Cup Final


Day 2 Live Stream Schedule (Pitch 2) TBA










14.45 Plate Final


Day 2 Non-Live Schedule (Pitch 3) TBA










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