- Worcester's Sixways Stadium hosts community game finals
- Four matches played throughout the day
Club and county champions were crowned at Worcester's Sixways Stadium as the Girls U15 and U18 club finals were held as well the boys U18 club final and the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship Division Two final.
Pulborough claim back-to-back U18 Cup titles
Pulborough came back from 10 points down to beat Mansfield 24-15 in the U18 Girls Club final to claim the trophy for the second successive year.
Mansfield’s scrum half Bess Heath got her side off to the perfect start with a try inside the first three minutes. The conversion was missed by Heidi Seaton.
And they scored again just over 10 minutes later when the ball was spread wide to flanker Kendal Waudby who finished well to make it 10-0.
Pulborough were able to narrow the gap just before half time when a Mansfield clearance kick was collected by winger Emily Seehawong who charged down the wing to score a fantastic try in the corner and bring the score to 10-5 at the break.
And Pulborough took all the momentum into the second half, scoring through captain Jade Otene Henworth just three minutes in with Flo Robinson converting to give her side a 12-10 lead.
Seehawong showed another moment of magic after 42 minutes, running from inside her own half to score a brilliant try and give her side a 17-10 lead.
Mansfield responded when captain Georgina Tasker spotted a gap in Pulborough’s defence and dashed through to touch down.
But Pulborough proved to have too much for Mansfield in the end and Henworth got her second try after 64 minutes with Robinson converting to give them a 24-15 victory.
Barkers Butts beat Welwyn to win U15 Girls Cup
Barkers Butts beat Welwyn Rugby Club 20-12 to lift the U15 Cup in a well contested contest at Sixways Stadium.
Barkers took an early lead before Maggie Bristow responded for Welwyn. Barkers scrum half Abbie Kipping did well to find a gap right around the fringes of the ruck to extend their lead after 25 minutes but Welwyn hit back soon after with a brilliant try from Millie Hare.
Hare made a superb break, sprinting in from over 40 metres out to touch down. Georgia-Leigh Childs-Cartwright added the extras to level the scores at half time.
It remained close in the second half with Barkers' winger Ellie Tranter scoring after the ball was spread wide. The conversion was missed.
But Emily Knox was able to seal the win for Barkers moments later when her penalty attempt bounced in off the post to give her side a 20-12 victory.
Wharfedale in historic U18 Boys Cup final victory
Wharfedale put in a brilliant performance to beat Old Elthamians 31-21 and claim an historic win for the club in the U18 Boys Cup final.
Louis Verity got his side off to the perfect start with a penalty for Wharfedale after 30 seconds.
Old Elthamians responded when scrum half Jacob Buckley showed good vision to spot a gap and he took his chance to score his side’s first try of the game. He converted his own score to make it 7-3.
In a breathless opening 10 minutes, Wharfedale took the lead when the ball was passed out wide to winger Tom Doherty who showed electric speed to beat his opposite man and score in the corner.
Oscar Kenny, Wharfedale’s centre, powered through one tackle to score under the posts before half time. Verity slotted the conversion but Old Elthamians responded immediately when winger Jed Hamilton showed electric speed to break through and score on his left wing.
Buckley added the extras with a fine conversion from the touchline narrowing Wharfedale’s lead to just one point at the break.
A Verity penalty extended Wharfedale’s lead early in the second half and it was followed by a try from winger Owen Bullock as the Yorkshire side showed great hands to find gaps in Old Elthamians defensive line.
The conversion attempt was missed making the score 23-11.
Replacement Ben Patchett scored Wharfedale’s fourth try to seemlingly put the game out of reach for Old Elthamians but Jed Hamilton had different ideas, once again showing his danger in attack to beat three men and score his second try. Buckley added the conversion.
However a penalty from Louis Verity with the last kick of the game gave Wharfedale a 31-21 victory.
Surrey comfortably beat Berkshire in Division Two final
Surrey ran rampant in a 43-16 win over Berkshire in the Jason Leonard U20 County Championship Division Two final at Worcester's Sixways Stadium.
Surrey started well when number eight Finn Osborne picked up from the base of a strong scrum to score his side’s first try. Winger Gavin Griffith added the conversion to make it 7-0.
Louis Ellis and Griffith traded penalty kicks to make it 10-6 to Surrey with 25 minutes gone before the latter were awarded a penalty try after Berkshire were penalised for continued infringements at the scrum.
Berkshire’s Alexander Sparkes made a fantastic break from the base of a ruck after 39 minutes to set up Samuel Dunks who sprinted through to score. Ellis added the extras making it 17-13 to Surrey at half time.
A penalty from Berkshire full back Osian Mcavoy in front of the posts narrowed Surrey’s gap to just one point in the second half.
However Surrey bounced back through flanker Hugo Eyre following several phases of play on Berkshire’s line with Griffith slotting the conversion to make it 24-16.
A Surrey yellow card didn’t slow down the team in red and they extended their lead when centre Ollie Morris dribbled a loose ball through before winning the chase to score. Griffith was once again reliable with the boot and his side had a 31-16 lead.
A signature rampaging run from Osborne gave him his second try and Hugo Eyre scored a runaway second try of his own in the final moments of the game with both scores rounding off an impressive 43-16 victory.