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Hartpury retain AASE title on finals day

24 April 2013

  • Hartpury retain trophy after 20-10 win against Oaklands
  • Truro win Bowl and Prince Henry's win Plate in other finals

Oaklands 10 Hartpury 20

Photo: RFU Archive

Hartpury came from 10-5 down to reclaim their AASE Championship title, beating Oaklands 20-10 in front of a vocal crowd at Allianz Park. Oaklands looked comfortable with the lead but you can never write off Hartpury, and the Gloucestershire college were impressive in the final quarter, scoring two tries and a penalty to secure the win.

Prince Henry’s Grammar School 25 Henley College 15

In the second game of the day, which kicked off at 3pm, Prince Henry’s from Leeds beat Henley College 25-15 to lift the AASE Plate. England Under 18 props Lewis Boyce and Paul Hill put in strong displays for Prince Henry’s but it wasn’t all plain sailing, at 18-3 down Henley kicked on and reduced the deficit to three-points at 18-15. But Prince Henry’s fought back, and despite being down to 14-men scored a late try to make it 25-15.

Myerscough College 10 Truro College 53

In the opening game of the afternoon, the Bowl final, Truro College proved to be too strong for their northern rivals Myerscrough College– winning 53-10 in an impressive display of pace and power. The pick of the tries came from England Under 18 prop Luke Chapman who showed good strength before swallow diving over the whitewash.