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16 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup: Final Vase Quarter Finals Completed - Ripon Grammar School, the North B champions after their tight win over Worksop College were on good form once again on Wednesday, beating Sir William Borlase’s, winner in South West B, 25-17. Read More >>>

16 December 2017 - U18 Academy League: U18 Premiership Kicks Off - Worcester’s AASE side, Worcester 6th form College are the main providers for their side with seven players in the 23, but the likes of Bromsgrove, Warwick, and King’s Worcester are all major providers. Warwick’s Oli Thorneywork Read More >>>

15 December 2017 - Scotland U18: 37 Man Scotland U18 Training Squad Named - Head Coach Iain Monaghan has selected 22 forwards and 15 backs as they begin their preparations ahead of this season’s U18 fixtures, which includes a game against Wales in March and the U18 6 Nations Tournament in April, Read More >>>

15 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Final Games Before Christmas - The other remaining Daily Mail Trophy game is the North West clash between Manchester Grammar and St Ambrose College. The two sit just a place apart on the table, and while that place might be in the nineties, it still gives  Read More >>>

14 December 2017 - Daily Mail Trophy: 2017 Roundup – Magnificent Sedbergh Claim Title - They become just the third side to win the title after Woodhouse Grove won the inaugural 2013 title, followed by a three-year streak from Wellington College. Wellington College pushed Sedbergh all the way this year, but successive Read More >>>

13 December 2017 -  NZ Māori U18 Sevens Squad 2017 - Read More >>>

13 December 2017 - Top 5 School Teams Of The Weekend - Cheltenham College hosted Champions Trophy runners-up Blundell’s in a key game on Saturday. The winner would secure a top end Daily Mail Trophy finish, while the loser would likely drop out of the Top 10. For Cheltenham there was even more riding on it, Read More >>>

13 December 2017 - School Of Hard Knocks And Harrow School Launch Partnership - School of Hard Knocks are perhaps best known through the TV program on Sky Sports with former British and Irish Lions Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell, but it is far more wide-ranging than just that it is a charity that uses Read More >>>

13 December 2017 -  Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Saturday 9th December - For many this was the last weekend of the season, for those in upper 6th, their final school game ever, it was a crying shame that it should end in cancellations for so many. It was understandable though, not only were pitches Read More >>>

11 December 2017 - School 7s: Shiplake 7s Draw Announced - They are split into four groups of four and the winners will head through to the Cracknell Cup semi-finals, named after former Shiplake pupil and England 7s captain, Chris Cracknell. The winners of those meet in the Cracknell Cup final, Read More >>>

11 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Preview: Schools Vase Quarters To Be Completed - There was still some brilliant rugby on Saturday, and you can see our roundup of it here: Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup. This week should hopefully see fewer cancellations and with it, some Read More >>>

08 December 2017 - ISRFC Lambs: Lambs Launch New Partnership - The regional Festival on the 7th January will see the players from all four regions head to Wisbech Grammar School for a round robin set of fixtures, following which the Lambs selectors will name the 2018 ISRFC Lambs U18 National Squad. Read More >>>

08 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Saturday 9th December - School rugby might be the best rugby many playing this weekend will ever play, for some, it may even be the last rugby they ever play, for all it is the last time they will play with this group of people. So most of all, enjoy it and savour every second. Read More >>>

08 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup - While the main focus for many was on the Champions Trophy and AASE Finals, as well as the U18 Schools Cup, Plate, Vase, and Bowl quarter finals, there was some hugely significant rugby played in midweek, not least that deciding game in the Daily Mail Trophy. Read More >>>

08 December 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Cup, Plate, Vase, & Bowl Quarter Finals Almost Complete - With the semi-final draws for each competition being confirmed as QF1 v QF2 and QF3 v QF4, that also now means that we know most of the fixtures that will take place at Allianz Park in that opening weekend of March. Read More >>>

07 December 2017 - England U/20's Ready For 2018  - “There is going to be a real focus on some basic principles of the game,” added Bates. “The players will need to adapt pretty quickly to that and get used to a high intensity, high tempo training programme.” Read More >>>

07 December 2017 - AASE Final: Sensational Hartpury College Return To The Top - Last year was the first year since the AASE League’s inception that Hartpury College had not won the title, with Exeter College lifting the gong instead. This year it has been their mission to return to the top of the pile, Read More >>>

07 December 2017 - Daily Mail Trophy: Superb Cranleigh Defeat Whitgift - As we move into December the neutral spectator faces some difficult choices in deciding which match to choose, with many schools fitting traditional rivalries into one of the final Saturdays of term. However, Whitgift’s Read More >>>

07 December 2017 - Champions Trophy: Dulwich College Edge Out Blundell’s - It was a final truly worthy of the name, with two fantastic sides turning out determined to play a wide and attacking game of rugby, the 1000 or so spectators packed into Saracens’ home ground were treated to a Read More >>>

06 December 2017 - England Rugby Announced Three U20 Coaches For 2017/18 Season - Ponton joined Newcastle Falcons as academy coach in January 2012 and said: “It’s a fantastic opportunity for me to improve as a coach and gain experience in a different environment as well as work Read More >>>

06 December 2017 - U20 2018 Six Nations Fixtures Announced - The fixtures for 2018 was announced. The side, who won the Grand Slam last season, will then play their first home fixture against Wales on Friday, 9 February at Newcastle Falcons' Kingston Park (live on Sky Sports Action), Read More >>>

05 December 2017 - AASE Final Preview: Hartpury And Gosforth To Meet At Allianz Park - Southern Conference champions Hartpury College will meet Northern Conference champions Gosforth Academy at 16.15 following the conclusion of the Champions Trophy final between Blundell’s and Read More >>>

05 December 2017 - AASE League: Southern Conference Dominates AASE Rankings Play-Offs - The rankings play-off format saw sides from the North facing their Southern counterparts. So Exeter College, who finished second in the South Division 1, faced Oaklands College, second in North Division 1, Read More >>>

05 December 2017 - Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend  - Leading into a huge day of knockout and finals rugby on Wednesday, it would be easy to forget the outstanding performances of the weekend. However, with our usual Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend, we hope to do a bit of justice Read More >>>

04 December 2017 - Champions Trophy: Blundell’s v Dulwich College – Final Preview - Blundell’s have been one of the form teams in the country this year, not only are they in the Champions Trophy final, but they also sit in seventh place in the Daily Mail Trophy table, having only been beaten once all season. Read More >>>

04 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Preview: Daily Mail Trophy Could Be Settled - Perhaps biggest of all is the fact that the Daily Mail Trophy could very well be decided on Wednesday afternoon. There is also a huge game in Scotland as the Scottish Schools Cup final takes place, Read More >>>

04 December 2017 - U18 Schools Plate, Vase, & Bowl: Quarter Final Week Is Upon Us - If you are looking for coverage of the Champions Trophy and U18 Schools Cup, follow the links below to our dedicated previews of those two tournaments, and for a look at the rest of the school rugby action Read More >>>

03 December 2017 - U15 Schools Cup: Whitgift Edge Croydon  - Any game between these two schools, both members of The Whitgift Foundation, is sure to be keenly contested, and with a place in the last 16 of the U15 Cup up for grabs, that was sure to be especially so on this occasion. Read More >>>

03 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup - Harrow was one such school to complete an unbeaten season, and they did so in style on Saturday. Having beaten high-flying Wellington College last week, they travelled to Bedford this week seeking to complete the perfect season. Read More >>>

01 December 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Quarter Final Lineups Confirmed - A tense game ensued, with QEGS coming back from being 7-0 down to secure a 12-7 victory and a place in the quarterfinals. The date is yet to be set, but it will take place next week, most likely on Wednesday. Read More >>>

01 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Preview: Final Weekend Of The Season For Some - How wrong you would be though, as this weekend looks set to feature some absolutely fantastic games of rugby, with some huge head to heads and crucial games for plenty of sides as we edge right  Read More >>>

01 December 2017 - Clinical Sedbergh Beating Wellington College - Daily Mail Trophy - The agenda for the game was set, Wellington needed to pressurize Sedbergh ball, Sedbergh needed to get to the front foot and move it wide. Through the first half it was Wellington that got the upper hand in that battle Read More >>>

01 December 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek Roundup: Plenty Of Excitement - There was plenty of County Cup action on Wednesday too, including a thrilling 17-17 draw between Myerscough College and Manchester Grammar School. Elsewhere St Columba’s were 26-0 winners at Roundwood Park, and Read More >>>

28 November 2017 - Top 5 School Teams of the Weekend – Saturday 25th November - From the Daily Mail Trophy to the Schools Cup, vital results came in on a weekend that thrilled all round – there were no less than four draws, and all high scoring, not your old fashioned 3-3 efforts, reflecting just how much Read More >>>

27 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Midweek: A Quiet Week With Stellar Fixtures - However in terms of quality it is going to be a good one, with some key Cup games and a huge game in the Daily Mail Trophy that could ultimately be the game that decides the destination of the Trophy this year. Read More >>>

27 November 2017 - Schools Rugby Weekend Roundup: Saturday 25th November - There were vital games in the Daily Mail Trophy, which has now been blown open ahead of a key game on Wednesday, while one of the final few U18 Schools Cup last 16 fixtures of the year took place too. Read More >>>

24 November 2017 - U18 Schools Cup: Quarter Final Draw Released - Three last 16 games remain to be played, King’s Macclesfield v Stonyhurst College in North A takes place on Saturday, with QEGS Wakefield v RGS Newcastle in North B next Saturday, and Bishop Wordsworth’s v Dean Close taking place Read More >>>

24 November 2017 - Champions Trophy: Dulwich Make History v St John’s - Were they to win the final, against a Blundell’s side that beat Kingswood 27-5 in the other semifinal, Dulwich College would become the first side ever to win both the Schools Cup and Champions Trophy at U18 level, having Read More >>>

24 September 2017 - U18 Schools Bowl: Quarter Final Draw - There will be a new champion, with last year’s winners, Old Swinford Hospital, having been knocked out. One Last 16 tie is still to be completed, John Hampden v Cokethorpe in South West B, which takes place on Wednesday. Read More >>>

24 November 2017 - U18 Schools Plate: Quarter Final Draw Revealed - Next up was Uppingham, who progressed through to the quarter-finals after a thrilling 27-23 win away at Gresham’s in the Midlands A regional final. They host Woodhouse Grove, who sailed through North B without a game Read More >>>