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Home > News > Abingdon School, RGS High Wycombe and Dauntsey's School reach respective Daily Mail Schools Cup quarter-finals
Your News Abingdon School, RGS High Wycombe and Dauntsey's School reach respective Daily Mail Schools Cup quarter-finals

Last weeks latest round of RBS Daily Mail Schools Cup matches were badly affected by the weather with games in both the U18 and U16 Cup and Vase competitions postponed.

Of those that went ahead there were notable wins for Abingdon School in the U18 Cup while both RGS High Wycombes U15 side and Dauntseys School, Wiltshire, U15 progressed in the Cup and Vase respectively.

Abingdon School, who had already knocked out the mighty RGS High Wycombe in the previous round, continued their best ever RBS Daily Mail U18 Schools Cup run when they also put paid to visitors Truro Schools chances of Twickenham glory with a convincing, 28-3, last 16 win over the Cornishmen.

The home side topped and tailed the scoring with lock Kristian Wood grabbing the opening, unconverted, try after 15 minutes.

Although Truro squeezed over a successful penalty it was to be their only score as a drop-goal from fly half Henry Sensecall and his conversion of centre Peter Allans try had Abingdon, 15-3, ahead by the break.

Truros woes worsened early in the second-half when they had a man sent off and Sensecall kicked the resultant penalty while further unconverted tries from England A XV captain Tom Kynge and full back Peter Moore ensured their quarter-final place.

Weve never been this far in the competition before and anything now is a bonus, says exuberant Director of Rugby Peter Allan. Well certainly come up against it in the quarter-finals against Dulwich.

We go in as underdogs but were at home and well give it a good go!

It was a day for the front-row as the RGS High Wycombe U15 side made up for their U18s early exit in the senior competition by overcoming visitors Millfield School, 13-8.

A try from prop Josh Avis put the home side in front while his skipper and front-row partner Ollie Butler added a second that along with fly half Conor McKillops penalty was enough to secure a quarter-final place against either Kingswood or old rivals Wellington College.

We knew it would be a tough game and probably only one score between us, admitted Head of Sport Simon Copeland. In fact we dominated the first-half and they dominated the second, but we just about edged it.

Dauntseys School, led by England U16 lock Will Britton playing at No.8 for the school team, eased into the quarter-finals of the U15 Vase with a 39-0 win away to Tiverton High School.

We were very pleased with our boys, commented coach Marcus Olsen. It was a small, heavy, pitch and a big game for them with the whole school turning out to watch, but our boys matched them comfortably.

The Dauntseys team is noticeable in the fact that they have three sets of twins in the side.

Will Britton plays alongside his brother Alex in the pack which also contains lock Andrew Duckworth and his propping twin Rowan while behind the forwards the side is well-served by twins Sam Tomlin, at scrum-half and Ed at full-back.

U18 Cup

Woodhouse Grove/Wilmslow v Kings School, Worcester

Old Swinford Hospital School/Warwick School v Lymm High School

Abingdon School v Dulwich School

Sir Thomas Richs School/Bishop Wordsworth GS v The Skinners School, Tunbridge Wells/St. Josephs College, Ipswich

U18 Vase

Ermysteds GS/Wirrall GS/Cheadle Hulme v King Edwards School, Birmingham/Leicester GS

The Leys School/Oundle School v Stockport GS/The Duchesss Community High School

Reading Blue Coat/Richard Huish College/Redruth School v Wallington County GS

Wycliffe College/Sheldon School v Ravens Wood School


Grammar School AT Leeds v Whitgift

Leeds Trinity/St. Benedicts v Bedford Modern

Kingswood/Wellington Colllege v RGS High Wycombe

St. Albans/ Stowe v RGS Newcastle/Lymm HS

U15 Vase

Sharnbrook/Robert Smyth v Harrogate GS/Driffield

St. Ambrose College v Sir Thomas Richs School

St. Clement Danes v Perins/Chew Valley

Dauntsey School v New Hall

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