Double delight for semi-final finalists Warwick School in NatWest Schools Cup - The Leamington Observer

Double delight for semi-final finalists Warwick School in NatWest Schools Cup

Leamington Editorial 8th Feb, 2017 Updated: 9th Feb, 2017   0

RUGBY UNION: A DOUBLE chance of glory for Warwick School in the NatWest Schools Cup competition remains on after both the Under-15 and Under-18 sides progressed through to their respective semi-final.

The Under-18s will be hoping to go one better than last year’s spot in the final four and this time around they come up against Felsted at Allianz Park in London on March 4.

Warwick School progressed after getting the better of last year’s semi-final opponents QEGS in what was a tense and tightly contested quarter-final clash.

Bromsgrove will be defending their title and looking for a third consecutive win as they tackle Bishop Wordsworth in the other semi-final.

Bishop Wordsworth were in the final of the very first Under-18 competition when they lost out to KES Stratford in 1991.

Warwick, however have beaten Bromsgrove, earlier this season in a friendly fixture and three of the ‘blue & white’ squad have played for England at Under-16/Under-17 level.

The Under-15s will be looking to reach a fourth final in five years having twice won their age group back in 2013 and the following year.

With other quarter-final matches to be played, Warwick could come up against defending champions Sedbergh who beat Wellington in last year’s final.

Other previous winners are also in the mix including Dulwich, Wellington and St Peter’s. Dulwich have not won the Under-15s title since 1995, although have dominated the Under-18 Cup, winning three titles in a row since 2012.

Warwick will play the winners of Dulwich College and Ivybridge College, who are yet to play their quarter-final (due to be played on February 9) on March 18 also at Allianz Park in London.

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