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Hampton and Dulwich march on in Daily Mail RBS Schools U18 Cup

01 February 2013

  • Hampton and holders Dulwich remain in U18 Cup mix
  • St Paul’s, Barnes knock Whitgift out of U15 Cup

Hampton's first appearance in the quarter finals of the Daily Mail RBS Schools U18 Cup brought a fine 20-3 win away to Truro, sending the Middlesex school through to the last four.

Hampton are now one step away from the prestigious final at Twickenham Stadium, four miles from the school.

Harry Hall’s try in the corner after an 80-metre team movement gave Hampton the perfect start at Truro School, as the visitors sought a high tempo to counteract the physical size and strength of the opposition.

Fly half Tom McGwire added a penalty before a tap-and-go try for scrum half Akira Takenaka and a half-time lead of 13-3.

The final action of the second half saw Truro awarded a scrum 10 metres from their goalline but they failed to control the ball and Takenaka was quickest to respond for Hampton’s third try, which MccGwire converted.

Truro had knocked out twice losing finalists RGS High Wycombe in the previous round.

Zoran Higgins, Director of Rugby at Hampton School, said: “I am extremely pleased with the boys' performance and the tempo they managed to sustain throughout the game.

“Hampton deserve a lot of credit for reaching this stage of the competition although mention must also go to the Truro players for their physical and spirited opposition and to the whole school for the very warm welcome they gave us.

“We are really excited about the challenges that await us in the semi finals."

Cup holders Dulwich College beat Kings’ College School, Wimbledon 19-5 to set up a quarter final with Sherborne School on February 6.

In the Daily Mail RBS Schools U15 Cup, London Oratory won 54-12 against Maidstone Grammar School on the artificial pitch at Maidenhead RFC to earn a quarter final with QEGS, Wakefield.

Daily Mail RBS Schools U18 Cup quarter finals
Dulwich College v Sherborne School (February 6)
Truro School 3 Hampton School 20
Wilmslow High School v Warwick School (February 6)
Northampton School for Boys v The King’s School, Macclesfield (February 6)

Daily Mail RBS Schools U18 Vase quarter finals
Loughborough Grammar School v Yarm School
QEGS, Ashbourne or The King’s School, Grantham v St Ambrose College
Sheldon School v Felsted School
Plymouth College v Tiffin School or Cranbrook School.

Daily Mail RBS Schools U15 Cup quarter finals
London Oratory v QEGS, Wakefield (February 7)
Bishop Heber HS 17 St Paul’s School, Barnes 3
Warwick School v Wellington College (February 5)
Bromsgrove School 13 RGS High Wycombe 3

Daily Mail RBS Schools U15 Vase quarter finals
Old Swinford Hospital v Kirkham GS
Royal Latin School v Tadcaster GS
Emanuel School v Sherborne School
Penair School or Katherine Lady Berkeley’s School v Felsted School