RUGBY UNION: WARWICK School are one game away from a SchoolsCup Final appearance at Twickenham after they defeated Canford School 57-12 at home.
Based in Dorset, Canford School made the long trip up to the midlands to contest the quarter final – but they left empty handed as a dominant second half allowed Warwick to stamp their authority on the game.
Warwick will now travel to the Allianz Park, home of Saracens, to play Whitgift School on Saturday, March 3. The winner of that game will play in the final.
In the first half of their latest contest, the ‘blue and whites’ were in rampant form, scoring four tries in the opening half.
Winger Harry Spencer scored one from a cross-field kick while Henry Miles, Jozef Jones and fly-half Fred Lowe also crossed the whitewash.
Warwick led 27-12 at half time, but the real damage was done in the second half as the hosts went from strength to strength.
The pick of the bunch came from Henry Miles, who added points on the wing after great play from second row Will Kelley, and skipper Tom Fawcett.
The win ended Canford’s winning streak, and all support is welcome as Warwick aims to emulate last season’s 1st XV and get to the National Final.
Elsewhere the Under 15s team made progress in the U15 Cup after seeing off Bromsgrove.
Only Seb Coughlin crossed over the first half as efforts from Jamie Treasure, Will Mobberley and Max Plumb were blocked by the Bromsgrove defence.
Warwick’s ability to move the ball wide helped to find a gap and extend the score line at the start of the second half.
But an unfortunate penalty try for Bromsgrove provided the motivation Warwick needed to get back into the game.
Tom Patrick took a drop goal that sliced between the posts to extend the lead to 15-7 in favour of Warwick.
That was before a resilient Bromsgrove side touched down with two minutes of the game remaining.
Bromsgrove then had a penalty 25metres out – a successful kick would result in Warwick losing.
But the kick went wide and Warwick progressed.
The next round of the U15 cup is on Thursday, January 18. Kick off is at 2.15.