Crowned National Champions - again!
Warwick’s 1st XV returned to Twickenham to defend their National title and returned home with the sweetest kind of victory! A triumphant win over QEGS Wakefield, the team who beat them at U15s in 2015.
This cup final match did not disappoint, with Warwick starting strongly and maintaining great possession of the ball. Despite a stoic QEGS defence, the force of inside centre, Kieran Curran touched down to put Warwick 5-0 up.
This was shortly followed with Tom Fawcett taking the off-load from Fred Lowe to score Warwick’s second try and converted by Lowe. QEGS came back, putting 7 points on the board. A further try with Alex Sabin crashing through the ‘gold & black’ defence, gave Warwick a 17-7 lead at half-time.
Quick recycling of the ball saw Tom Fawcett charge through the ruck, scoring his second try of the match, duly converted by scrum-half Henry Mortimer, putting Warwick 24-7 ahead with 15 minutes to play. With two minutes remaining prop, Max Roberts sealed the victory with Warwick’s fifth try and a final score of 29-7.
QEGS put in a very strong performance, however the Warwick side played at their absolute best, with an immensely strong wall of defence, earning them the thoroughly deserved title of National Champions, for the second consecutive year. Tom Fawcett, no.8 and captain was announced Man of the Match!
Warwick School’s history in this National Schools Cup competition is hugely impressive, having made eight appearances at the Twickenham Finals and securing the national title on five occasions. Since 2013 Warwick School has had one or both teams at the finals every year, except one, and secured four national titles. This is not to mention the countless semi-finals that both the U15 and U18 teams will have played in.
Tom Pierce, Director of Rugby at Warwick said, “Congratulations to every single person involved in this huge success, including the ‘blue and white’ supporters, whose presence at Twickenham is always made known.