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Daily Mail RBS November review: South West

05 December 2011

  • High Wycombe put to the test but emerge victorious
  • U15 side on route to defend Twickenham title
RGS High Wycombe are on track to defend their U15 title 

Photo: Capture the Event

Both of the RGS High Wycombe U18 and U15 teams had to travel but came through unscathed in their latest Daily Mail RBS Schools Cup round matches.

The U18 side were given a scare though before getting the better of county rivals Aylesbury Grammar School by the skin of their teeth, 6-5, at Walton Road.

Playing down the slope and into the strong wind they led 6-0 thanks to two storming penalties from fly half Ben Wood.

But with two players in the sin-bin at the start of the second-half 13 man RGS had to weather the early storm playing uphill after the break and conceded an unconverted try.

But, restored to 15 men, they were never really threatened and now face another trip to Abingdon for their South West B Group semi final on December 7.

U15 record comfortable win at Bishop Wordworth

The RGS High Wycombe U15 team, defending the Daily Mail RBS title they won at Twickenham back in April, were a little more comfortable, winning 15-0 away to Bishop Wordworth’s Grammar School.

All of their points coming in the second half  thanks to tries from scrum half Tom Pearce and No.8 James Smith while fly half Conor McKillop landed one conversion and a penalty.

They now travel to RGS Guildford in the South West A Group semi final, also on December 7.

It’s the 23rd year of the U18 Cup now recognised as the leading schools cup competition in the country and which now has the U15 competition running in tandem.

In the U18 Cup the losers of the opening two rounds go into a Plate competition while only the opening round losers go through to the U15 Plate with both the Cup and Plate finals being fought out at Twickenham Stadium, the home of England Rugby, every April.

Daily Mail RBS Cup U18

South West A 23/11/2011; Sir Thomas Rich's School 43 St Peter's High School and Sixth Form Centre, Gloucester 15; The Thomas Hardye School 0 Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School 44.

South West B 23/11/2011; Aylesbury Grammar School 5 The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe 6; Backwell School 3 King's College, Taunton 27; Exeter School 7 Truro School 15.

Daily Mail RBS Cup U15

South West A 23/11/2011; Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School 0 The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe 15; Millfield School 36 Clevedon Community School 7; Newquay Tretherras School 7 Ivybridge Community College 20.

South West B 23/11/2011; Queen Elizabeth's Hospital School 19 Priory Community School 37; Sherborne School 50 King's College, Taunton 17; The Park Community School 0 Kingswood School 34.

Daily Mail RBS Vase U18

Round 3-7 - South West A 23/11/2011; Avon Valley College - Gillingham School  AWO; Bloxham School 10 The Crypt School 37; Cleeve School 13 Beaufort Community School 20; Poole Grammar School 10 Corfe Hills School 3; Poole High School 11 Sheldon School 15.

Round 3-7 - South West B 23/11/2011; Claires Court School 7 Magdalen College School, Oxford 24; Devonport High School for Boys - Exmouth Community College  HWO; John Hampden Grammar School 14 Desborough School 6; Redruth School  49 Cornwall College 19; St Bartholomew's School, Newbury 14 Lord Williams's School 29; The Piggott School 10 Reading Blue Coat School  24; Yeovil College 15 Colyton Grammar School 34.

Daily Mail RBS Vase U15

Knockout Stages - SW 1 23/11/2011; All Hallows Catholic School - Corfe Hills School HWO; Chew Valley School 20 The Castle School, Thornbury 0; Clyst Vale Community College 7 Perins School 20.

Knockout Stages - SW 2 23/11/2011; Lord Williams's School 5 St Bartholomew's School, Newbury 25; Reading School 0 John Hampden Grammar School 3; Tiverton High School 25 Richard Lander School 7.