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Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Weather strikes again, but still plenty of entertainment

23rd January 2017
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Freezing temperatures once again hit the schools rugby fixture list this weekend as over half of the fixtures were cancelled due to frozen pitches.

 

Fortunately what rugby did go ahead was a delight, with some brilliant running rugby taking place at times.

 

Friday

 

The weekend’s play began on Friday night on Aylesbury RFC’s new 3G pitch, with RGS High Wycombe hosting QEGS Wakefield. RGS enjoyed a dominant first half, but the Yorkshire visitors came back to frighten them in the second half. RGS just scraped through though, winning 22-17.

 

Saturday

 

One of the main attractions on Saturday was a real heavyweight clash between Warwick and Hampton. It was an important game for Warwick as they look to get in some valuable game time in ahead of their NatWest Cup semi final against Felsted. With a number of players unavailable due to Worcester Warriors’ U18 Academy League fixture though, Warwick were vulnerable to a pumped up Hampton side, who took the away win, 15-10.

 

Along the road, Solihull were in outstanding form in their game at home to Loughborough, winning 33-15, while Manchester Grammar beat Crossley Heath 24-17.

 

Silcoates made it a brilliant 22 games unbeaten as they travelled to Hymers College and secured a good 12-0 win. There was also another impressive record being extended by Millfield, who made it six from six against Welsh opposition, beating Welsh Academicals 31-20. Bishop Vesey’s, meanwhile, won 27-5 away at Welbeck.

 

In Scotland there were two massive games, both of which were incredibly exciting and close. Dollar Academy picked up an excellent 21-19 victory away at Edinburgh Academy, while George Watson’s College hard to fight and scrap for an impressive 15-14 victory at Stewart’s Melville.

 

Sunday

 

Unfortunately Sunday saw more cancellations, with the 7s at St Edward’s Oxford unfortunately falling foul of the freeze. There was action on at Aylesbury RFC though, where the ISRFC Lambs and the Irish Exiles met. The fixture is almost always a thrilling game of rugby, and so it proved again as the Lambs won a spectacular game, 27-25. You can see the report from the game here: ISRFC Lambs v Irish Exiles.

 

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Photo Credit: Jim Laybourne

 

Schools Rugby Weekend Results:

 

Friday

QEGS Wakefield 17-22 RGS High Wycombe

 

Saturday

Edinburgh 19-21 Dollar Academy

Hymers College 0-12 Silcoates

Manchester GS 24-17 Crossley Heath

Millfield 31-20 Welsh Academicals

Queen Ethelburga’s 5-17 King’s Macclesfield

Solihull 33-15 Loughborough

Stewart’s Melville 14-15 George Watson’s College

Warwick 10-15 Hampton

Welbeck 5-27 Bishop Vesey’s GS

 

Sunday

ISRFC Lambs 27-25 Irish Exiles