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Northampton School for Boys 7 Judd School 34

A fantastic day of rugby at Broadstreet RFC in Coventry saw the finalists decided in the Daily Mail RBS Under 15 Schools Cup.

It will be Judd School from Kent and Millfield from Somerset who will meet in the final at Twickenham after both won tough semi finals over spirited opponents.

In the first game, which kicked off at 11am, an adventurous Northampton School for Boys side were eventually seen off by Judd School, who scored four tries in an amazing last ten minutes.

The first half was incredibly tight and Judd led by just a single penalty at the break. In the first real action of the game the Kent school held their rivals up over the line and drew strength from that resolute defence. They nearly scored when winger Josh Livett made a break inside and put flanker Henry Croft through who just failed to score. He did win a penalty though which Ryan Redman just failed to kick.

However Redman was soon replacing his tee again and he duly scored a penalty in added time, which saw Judd School take a narrow 3-0 lead into half-time.

Judd came out of the break with all guns blazing and were just denied a try in the first minute of the half but soon made the pressure count. A penalty for a high tackle which could itself have been a penalty try led to Livett going over and Redman converting.

But Northampton were always ready to run and came straight back at the Kentish lads. Inside centre Jordan Husband put in Tom Collins for a great try and Jack Chandler-Thomas converted to make the score 10-7 to Judd with just ten minutes to play.

Northampton then put everything into trying to force a winner, a laudable tactic but one which led to a series of costly mistakes. Judd's Ryan Redman was the first to exploit an error when he ran in a loose ball and converted his own try to make it 17-7. Tom Collins then made a 40 yard break for Northampton but lost the ball too far up the field for his side to defend, enabling Judd's Livett to go over for his second of the game.

Straight from the resulting kick-off Judd put the ball through five pairs of hands for the try of the game by Matt Barnes. They had now scored three tries in just four minutes and were cruising to victory.

Northampton to their credit, were still prepared to give it go but when they dropped another ball in attack, Barnes picked it up to score his second and the games' last, try which Redman duly converted.

Scorers

Northampton School for Boys 7

Tries: Collins

Penalties:

Conversions: Chandler-Thomas

Judd School 34

Tries: Livett (2), Barnes (2), Redman

Penalties: Redman

Conversions: Redman (3)

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