There was some fantastic rugby played across school grounds this weekend as one of the last sets of fixtures before the proper start of the 7s season took place.
There were some really exciting games of rugby, not least a 24-24 draw between Millfield and Welsh Academicals, a fantastic game that drew plenty of praise right across social media.
There was an absolutely cracker on the South Coast as Brighton College beat Campion. Heading into the close of the game Campion were leading, but with the last play Brighton College ran in under the posts for a thrilling 12-10 victory.
In the Midlands Shrewsbury picked up an excellent 36-7 win at Adams Grammar, while Old Swinford Hospital were in great for a 24-5 victory at Bishop Vesey’s. Bablake, meanwhile, went down 43-17 to the Sedbergh 2nd XV.
Chislehurst & Sidcup will be thrilled after a superb 25-15 home victory over John Fisher, while staying in the South East there was a 24-7 away win for St George’s Harpenden at Coopers’ Coborn.
Scotland saw a number of games called off due to frozen pitches, however there were some games that went ahead, not least a brilliant 78-5 victory for Merchiston Castle over club side Ayr. Edinburgh Academy won a really tight one at home to Dollar Acaemy, 26-22.
One of the most, if not absolutely the most, highly anticipated games of the weekend was Warwick v Hampton. Both were shorn of players due to the U18 Academy League, but there was still high expectation for this one. What nobody could have expected was quite the stunning manner of victory from Warwick, who were sensational for a 52-0 victory. An incredible result.
Whitgift also picked up a big win, beating Harrow U17s 47-5, while there was a truly excellent home win for Skinners’ who edged out St Joseph’s College 29-26. Staying in the South East, Judd were 20-10 victors are Dartford Grammar.
Northampton School for Boys’ excellent season continues, this time with a 26-7 victory over St Benedict’s, and sticking with the Midlands there were some other great performances, a 22-5 victory for Solihull at home to Loughborough Grammar, and a thrilling 31-24 away win for KES Stratford over KES Camp Hill.
King Henry VIII, Coventry secured a 36-12 victory away from home at Repton, while in the North West St Anselm’s won a tight one at home to St Ambrose College, 17-12.
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Schools Rugby Results – Saturday 19th January:
Adams GS 7-36 Shrewsbury
Bablake 17-43 Sedbergh 2nd XV
Bishop Vesey’s GS 5-24 Old Swinford Hospital
Brighton College 12-10 Campion
Chislehurst & Sidcup GS 25-15 John Fisher
Coopers’ Coborn 7-24 St George’s, Harpenden
Dartford GS 10-20 Judd
Edinburgh Academy 26-22 Dollar Academy
KES Camp Hill 24-31 KES Stratford
Merchiston Castle 78-5 Ayr
Millfield 24-24 Welsh Academicals
Northampton School for Boys 26-7 St Benedict’s
Repton 12-36 King Henry VIII, Coventry
Sir Thomas Rich’s 10-5 King’s Macclesfield
Skinners’ 29-26 St Joseph’s College
Solihull 22-5 Loughborough GS
St Anselm’s 17-12 St Ambrose College
Warwick 52-0 Hampton
Whitgift 47-5 Harrow U17