Twickenham plays host to Cup and Vase finals

  • Cup and Vase winners crowned
  • Twickenham hosts NatWest Schools Cup finals 

The Cup and Vase finals in the NatWest Schools Cup were once again hosted at the home of English rugby with thousands of fans in attendance to watch the pinnacle event in school rugby.

The major story at the beginning of the day was Warwick School’s attempt to do the Cup double in both the U15 and U18 age groups however Wellington School were intent on spoiling their party. 

First up though was the U15 Vase which saw Thomas Hardye cruised to a comfortable win over Dr Challoner's.

The Dorchester school scored 10 tries in their 62-7 victory with fly-half Orlando Bailey proving the star player. 

Warwick’s double hopes ended by Warwick

With Rugby World Cup winner Will Greenwood amongst their coaching staff and chasing a record unbeaten domestic season, Wellington College were in no mood to let Warwick claim the U15 Cup title. 

A brace from Wellington captain Fin Baxter, was accompanied by a try from replacement wing George Morison and 10 points from the boot of fullback Max Thomas to give the side a 25-12 victory. 

Onto the U18s and the Vase final will be remembered for one thing in particular. The Dickinson brothers. 

Triplets Ben, George and Jack were all outstanding as their side, Trent College, put in a dominant performance to beat Royal Latin 43-7. 

The showpiece event of the day was the U18 Cup final which saw Warwick school take on Bishop Wordsworth’s in what proved to be an exceptional display of rugby. 

Warwick scored four tries en-route to a 27-5 triumph to seal the title. Warwick's win left their Salisbury-based opponents having to make do with the runners-up tag again, following on from the 1991 team who lost the very first under-18 final, 4-3, to King Edward VI of Stratford.

For Warwick, it was a second under 18 title, following success in 2007.