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Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Saturday 1st December

3rd December 2018
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Heavy rain caused a few problems over the weekend, seeing a number of big games called off including Seaford College v St John’s Leatherhead from our Focus On series.

 

Most games did go to head though, and there were some absolute beauties all across the country as sides look to finish the season with a real flourish to leave their schools rugby careers with the sweetest of tastes.

 

Focus On

 

Brighton College and Hampton played out an incredibly close game on Saturday, one of many. It was always expected to be close, both sides have had such similar records this year, and so it proved as Brighton managed an 11-8 victory.

 

Things were close over in Cheltenham too, where Sherborne beat Cheltenham College in a really tight and low-scoring encounter, 5-0, a win that should keep their confidence up ahead of next week’s Schools Plate quarter final.

 

Clifton College v Bromsgrove always felt like it was going to be a massive game and that was absolutely the case on Saturday as they were kept incredibly close, Bromsgrove impressively winning by a score, 28-22.

 

Cranleigh were in particularly fine form on Saturday as they secured a highly impressive 24-0 victory over Marlborough College, a side that have been impressing throughout the season.

 

One of the most hotly anticipated games of the weekend was Epsom College v Hurstpierpoint College a re-run of the previous week’s Champions Trophy semi final. Epsom had Wednesday’s Final to think about, but Hurstpierpoint showed just how determined they were to avenge that semi final defeat as they won an incredibly tight game 10-7, a victory that will surely mean a huge amount to everyone involved.

 

Radley College enjoyed one of their best victories of the season against Berkhamsted on Saturday, beating the visitors 25-15 to send them towards next week’s final game with a real sense of confidence.

 

Dulwich College proved their undoubted quality once more on Saturday as they inflicted more pain on St Paul’s after their recent tough spell on the field, securing a highly impressive 33-7.

 

In keeping with the theme of many of our Focus On fixtures, Eton College’s trip to Tonbridge was another really close game, with Eton winning this one 17-12 after an extremely well contested encounter.

 

Seaford College v St John’s Leatherhead was unfortunately cancelled due to waterlogged pitches, while the Barnard Castle v Durham result is yet to come in.

 

Around the Grounds

 

Elsewhere there were some seriously outstanding performances, not leas a 50-0 victory for Blundell’s at home to Taunton and a really impressive 34-19 victory for Campion over Langley.

 

Caterham’s outstanding season just keeps on going and going, this time with a brilliant 34-10 victory over Eastbourne College. While Dean Close must be feeling excited about their upcoming Cup last 16 game after a stunning 64-0 victory over Prior Park College.

 

Downside also enjoyed a memorable victory on Saturday, playing excellently for a 31-9 victory over Canford. Things were much closer for Eltham College, who beat Skinners’ 19-17 to leave them unbeaten in the regular season, with the final game fast approaching.

 

There was an excellent 21-5 victory for Haileybury over Bishop’s Stortford College, while Harrow were in scintillating form at home to Bedford, winning 41-10. Uppingham, meanwhile, enjoyed a good win over Stowe, 26-5. Local rivals Oakham beat Solihull 41-10.

 

Millfield had plenty of players missing but still put on a fine performance to bounce back from last week’s defeat to Whitgift with a 20-7 victory over Monmouth, meanwhile Norwich’s quest for an unbeaten regular season remains firmly on after yet another strong win, this time beating Framlingham College 43-15.

 

Bloxham are also preserving a brilliant record this season and they continue after winning an attritional one against the Oratory, 10-5. They had gone 5-0 up through Rob Helyer but with ten minute to go The Oratory hit back, only for an incredible 28th try of the season for hooker Alfie Barbeary to seal the 10-5 victory.

 

Also enjoyed a quite stunning season are Rugby, who continued that in style on Saturday with a 33-11 victory over Oundle, while Magdalen College, enjoying a similarly impressive year, beat Pangbourne College 40-3 away from home.

 

Friday

 

Friday saw a stunning victory for Wisbech Grammar School as they put 87 points past Robert Clack while only conceding 7 in return. There was also a victory for Wymondham College, who were 14-8 victors over Woodbridge, while the Abingdon v RGS High Wycome result is yet to come in.

 

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Schools Rugby Weekend Results – Saturday 1st December:

 

Focus On

 

Barnard Castle v Durham – Still to Come

Brighton College 11-8 Hampton

Cheltenham College 0-5 Sherborne

Clifton College 22-28 Bromsgrove

Cranleigh 24-0 Marlborough College

Epsom College 7-10 Hurstpierpoint College

Radley College 25-15 Berkhamsted

Seaford College v St John’s, Leatherhead – Cancelled

St Paul’s 7-33 Dulwich College

Tonbridge 12-17 Eton College

 

Saturday

 

Ampleforth College 5-24 Pocklington

Bablake 14-5 Warwick 2nd XV

Bedford Modern 0-29 Richard Hale

Blundell’s 50-0 Taunton

Bryanston 7-15 Dauntsey’s

Campion 34-19 Langley (Cambridge)

Caterham 34-10 Eastbourne College

Cheadle Hulme 7-34 Lancaster RGS

Chislehurst & Sidcup GS 24-7 Coopers Coborn

Christ College 10-41 Kirkham GS 2nd XV

Churcher’s College 11-0 Christ’s Hospital

City of London Freemen’s 12-0 Worth

Clifton HS 19-15 Rendcomb College

Colfe’s 10-5 Reigate GS

The Crypt 0-33 Sir Thomas Rich’s

Culford 26-0 Wymondham College

Dean Close 64-0 Prior Park College

Dollar Academy v Glenalmond College – Cancelled

Downside 31-9 Canford

Duke of York’s RMS 12-32 Sutton Valence

Eltham College 19-17 Skinners’

Exeter v Clayesmore – Cancelled

Glasgow Academy 27-21 Edinburgh Academy

Grammar School at Leeds 8-0 St Peter’s, York

Haileybury 21-5 Bishops Stortford College

Harrow 41-10 Bedford

Hereford Cathedral 10-5 King Henry VIII, Coventry

Judd 25-15 Trinity

KES Stratford 12-17 Wellingborough

King’s Canterbury 34-5 Sevenoaks

King’s College, Taunton 19-0 Truro

King’s Worcester v Old Swinford Hospital – Cancelled

Langley Park 13-32 Ravens Wood

Latymer Upper 34-7 Cobham International

Leicester GS 43-5 Ratcliffe College

Loughborough GS 14-55 Stamford

Merchant Taylors’ 14-19 Reed’s

Monmouth 7-20 Millfield

Norwich 43-15 Framlingham College

Nottingham HS 49-0 KES Birmingham

Oakham 41-10 Solihull

The Oratory 5-10 Bloxham

Pangbourne College 3-40 Magdalen College

Pate’s GS 17-22 Bristol GS

Plymouth College v Llandovery College – Cancelled

Portsmouth GS U17s 20-26 KES Southampton

QEGS Wakefield 10-55 RGS Newcastle

QEH 21-12 Kingswood

Reading Blue Coat 19-14 Tiffin

RGS Guildford 40-7 KCS Wimbledon

Robert Gordon’s College 21-35 Strathallan

Royal Hospital School 17-0 Gresham’s

Rugby 33-11 Oundle

Shiplake College 12-12 Emanuel

Silcoates 0-35 Birkdale

St Albans 5-24 Felsted

St Ambrose College v Crossley Heath – Cancelled

St Anselm’s College 5-17 Ellesmere College

St Benedict’s 6-13 John Fisher

St Dunstan’s College 19-5 Kent College

St Edward’s, Oxford 36-5 Malvern College

St George’s College, Weybridge 31-0 Lord Wandsworth College

St Joseph’s College 47-7 Ipswich

St Olave’s GS v Dartford GS

St Peter’s, Gloucester 20-24 RGS Worcester

Uppingham 26-5 Stowe

Wallington CGS 10-7 Wimbledon College

Warminster v Wycliffe College – Cancelled

Watford GS 5-20 Mill Hill

Wellington School 25-17 KES Bath

Wells Cathedral v Monkton Combe – Cancelled

Wilmslow HS 14-17 Manchester GS

Worksop College v Mount St Mary’s – Cancelled

 

Friday

 

Wisbech GS 87-7 Robert Clack

Woodbridge 8-14 Wymondham College

 

Still to Come:

Abingdon v RGS High Wycombe

Abraham Darby v Wrekin College

Fettes College v George Heriot’s

Haberdashers’ v UCS

Kelvinside Academy v Marr College

King’s Bruton v Mount Kelly v Tavistock RFC v Milton Abbey

Oswestry v Liverpool College

The Perse v The Leys

Princethorpe College v KES Camp Hill

Rossall v St Mary’s, Crosby

St Columba’s College v New Hall

Stockport GS v Altrincham GS

Yarm v Ashville College