Schools Cup Round-Up
Warwick School’s 1st XV progress through to the quarter-finals of the SchoolsCup competition and will play Canford School on Wednesday 6 December, k/o 1.30pm at home. The U15 squad are chasing their peers but with far more U15 schools in the competition they are still yet to play their Round 4 match against Bromsgrove on Tuesday 5 December, k/o 2.15pm at home.
1st XV v Solihull
In nearly gale force conditions the Warwick 1st XV surged to a 30-18 victory over Solihull School. Playing into the wind in the first half the blue and white team controlled the possession well and scored 3 excellent tries through powerful number 6 Oliver Thorneywork and a fantastic surge from Captain, Number 8 Tom Fawcett. The third try came through excellent team handing and was finished by winger Henry Miles to take a 20-11 lead at the break. In the second half Warwick were slow to use the wind advantage and some poor decisions kept Solihull in the match. However the match was finished off by another try from Tom Fawcett and a whole team maul off a line-out with second row Tom Wood getting on the score sheet. Defending champions Warwick move into the quarter-finals where they face Canford School, on Wednesday 6 December, k/o 1.30pm at home.
U15A v Malvern
The U15A rugby team overcame a tough test against a determined and inspired Malvern side. Choosing to play downhill and with the wind Warwick wanted to start strongly. Despite lots of possession in the first half and big ball carries by Kai Nwangwa, Marcus Acquari and Thomas Patrick, Malvern had managed to limit Warwick to a single try that was expertly created by Elliott Tanner and finished off by William Mobberley. In the second half Warwick wanted to move the ball away from contact more and the subs especially Thomas Treharne picked up the speed of the game. Consequently stretching the Malvern defence, William Mobberley became the main beneficiary as he managed to run in a further two tries taking the score to 17-0. Credit to Malvern as they continued to threaten the aggressive Warwick defence led by Archie McCusker and Kai Nwangwa. Malvern were rewarded for their efforts by scoring in the last play of the game leaving the result 17-7 to Warwick. The 4th round of the Schools Cup will be at home against Bromsgrove on Tuesday 5th December, 2.15pm k/o on the 1st XV pitch. All supporters are welcome to watch what will be a highly competitive and exciting game.