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School 7s: Millfield secure back to back Christ College Brecon 7s titles

25th February 2019
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Millfield made it back to back Christ College Brecon 7s triumphs on Sunday as they sealed this major 7s title once again.

 

The Somerset side are always one of the top 7s outfits in schools rugby and they showed their abilities again as they came out of top of a strong field in Wales.

 

They had topped their Group, consisting of themselves, Colston’s, Hartpury College’s 2nd VII, Malvern College, and Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, and with the top two from each group heading to the Cup quarter finals, that sent them through alongside Colston’s.

 

Their reward was a quarter final against AASE champions and schools rugby giants, Hartpury College. Their 1st VII had finished second in Group 3, just behind Llandovery College. Millfield secured the win there, by an impressive 38-7 margin, setting up a semi final against Cowbridge, who had topped Group 2 in impressive fashion, pushing a really strong Kirkham Grammar group into second and also finishing ahead of Monmouth, King’s Worcester, and Campion.

 

Cowbridge beat Group 1 runners up Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf 28-19 in their quarter final, but could do little about Millfield’s running threat in the semi final, falling to a 31-19 victory.

 

That set up a final for Millfield against Welsh rugby legends, Llandovery College. Llandovery had beaten Hartpury to top spot in Group 3 ahead of a quarter final victory over Colston’s 31-5, and a 28-19 victory in the semi final against Group 1 winners, Dean Close.

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Millfield once again were in fine form in the final (which you can watch below, along with the Plate and Bowl finals, thanks to Christ College), winning 34-19 to seal their back to back Christ College Brecon 7s title.

 

The Plate meanwhile saw Eastbourne College claim the title. Their route was an odd one, finishing up without a win in Group 3 but making it through to the Plate as Bristol Grammar were unable to compete, they finished fourth rather than fifth in the group, and with third and fourth making the plate quarters, they were through, alongside Ellesmere College.

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Eastbourne then beat Hartpury’s 2nd VII and Monmouth before setting up a final against Ellesmere, who had beaten them in the group. Eastbourne had their revenge though, winning 33-17 to claim the title.

 

Meanwhile the Bowl, for those finishing bottom of the groups, was straight to the semi finals, where Campion beat Hereford Cathedral 31-7 to head to the final against Malvern College, who had a semi final bye. Campion then backed up that semi final performance to beat Malvern 24-10, claiming the Bowl title.

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Ultimately though the day was about that Millfield victory to claim back to back Christ College Brecon 7s titles. They will surely be hoping to use it as a springboard for further 7s success this year, with an ultimate eye on the Rosslyn Park HSBC National School 7s at the end of March.

 

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Images via Louise Laferla & Christ’s College

 

Christ College Brecon 7s Results:

 

Champions – Millfield

Plate Winners – Eastbourne College

Bowl Winner – Campion

 

Cup Results

 

Final

Millfield 34-19 Llandovery College

 

Semi Finals

Millfield 31-19 Cowbridge

Llandovery College 28-19 Dean Close

 

Quarter Finals

Millfield 38-7 Hartpury College

Cowbridge 28-19 Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

Llandovery College 31-5 Colston’s

Dean Close 24-19 Kirkham GS

 

Plate Results

 

Final

Eastbourne College 33-17 Ellesmere College

 

Semi Finals

Eastbourne College 19-14 Monmouth

Ellesmere College 24-12 Christ College

 

Quarter Finals

Eastbourne College 43-14 Hartpury College 2nd VII

Monmouth 33-7 Warwick 2nd VII

Ellesmere College 26-14 Ysgol Bro Dinefwr

Christ College 33-12 King’s Worcester

 

Bowl Results

 

Final

Campion 24-10 Malvern College

 

Semi Finals

Campion 31-7 Hereford Cathedral School

Malvern College – Bye

 

Final Group Standings:

 

Pos Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
1 Dean Close Cowbridge Llandovery College Millfield
2 Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf Kirkham Grammar Hartpury College Colston’s
3 Christ College Monmouth Ellesmere College Hartpury College 2nd VII
4 Warwick 2nd VII King’s Worcester Eastbourne College Ysgol Bro Dinefwr
5 Hereford Cathedral Campion Bristol Grammar Malvern College