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All the news and results from the U15 and U18 Bowl and Plate finals from Worcester's Sixways Stadium.
Bloxham beat Sherborne in U18 Plate thriller
Bloxham School won a thrilling U18 Plate final over Sherborne with Alfie Barbeary inspiring his team to an impressive 28-21 win.
Bloxham fly half Toby Steveley-Parker missed the chance to put his side ahead after six minutes after putting a penalty wide from in front of the posts.
Sherborne’s kicker, scrum half Fin French, made no such mistake minutes later with the vice-captain slotting a penalty to put his side in front.
And French showed his ability with the ball in hand soon after with a beautifully timed inside ball to feed his fly half Tom Carr-Smith to score the first try of the game. French wasn’t able to convert the extras leaving the score at 8-0.
Bloxham’s Barbeary, who made his England U20 debut against Scotland last weekend, was causing Sherborne issues all over the pitch and it began to tell when Staveley-Parker used Barbeary as a dummy runner before dummying and scoring himself.
Staveley-Parker converted his own try and that score was followed by a try from Barbeary himself moments before half time when he drove over from the back of a powerful maul.
Bloxham went into the break 14-8 ahead but French narrowed that gap almost immediately as the second half got underway with a penalty from in front of the posts.
The comeback didn’t last long however with Barbeary once again in the middle of it all, fixing his defender before offloading to Stevley-Parker to score his second before adding the conversion.
In an end-to-end second half, it was Sherborne who scored next through second row Lorcan McLoughlin who powered over the line. The conversion was missed.
And the school from Dorset scored yet another after spreading the ball wide through the hands for wing Jai Thompson to touch down in the corner for an unconverted try to bring the scores level.
A pulsating final 15 minutes saw both teams give everything with Bloxham’s Henry Hopkins making the break that ultimately won the game. A sensational run from his own half set up scrum half Ben Staveley-Parker to score with his brother Tom converting to make it 28-21 at full time.
Richardson inspires King's to U18 Bowl victory
King’s Worcester made the short journey to Sixways, where they beat Glyn Technology School of Surrey 34-10 to lift the U18 Bowl, and national silverware for the first time in the school’s history.
King’s fullback Charles Clark almost went beneath the posts after 5 minutes following a great burst from deep, but the local side did break the deadlock through lock Hamish Stigant, with two points added by Ethan Summerwill.
A driving maul ten minutes later resulted in a try for King’s captain, Max Richardson, but this time Summerwill’s kick went wide.
Just before the interval, Will Bishop picked up the ball at the back of a ruck a metre out and was able to touch down. Summerwill’s conversion drifted across the uprights, meaning King’s led at the break 17-0.
Richardson, imperious throughout for King’s and named Man of the Match, scored his second try two minutes after the restart after evading three tackles.
Glyn got their first points in the 45th minute. A quickly taken tap penalty led to Daniel Jones’s sniping run giving the Surrey side their first try, but the hurried drop-kick conversion was sliced wide.
Josh Moorhouse responded for King’s Worcester immediately. He collected from a ruck a metre out from Glyn’s line and powered over – the kick from Summerwill sailed over.
The Surrey team scored for the second time 13 minutes from the end, following Harry Carmichael’s strong finish from close range, but the conversion was missed by Tom Busby.
Worcester’s wing George Hale scored a fantastic try near the end, fending off Tom Otley before tearing down the wing to finish in the right-hand corner. Summerwill dealt with the kick from a tight-angle, to give King’s a famous 34-10 victory.
Trinity score seven to win U15 Plate
Trinity put in an incredible performance to claim the U15 Plate title at Worcester's Sixways Stadium with a 45-5 victory.
The team from Croydon scored the opening try of the game from a textbook rolling maul with flanker Khalil Alleyne at the back of the pack to get his side on the scoreboard after 16 minutes.
Full back Joe Cotton missed the conversion but made up for it two minutes later with a fantastic cross-field kick which found Nathan Slack on the wing who skipped in to score. Cotton slotted the extras to make it 12-0.
The Croydon school almost had a third before half time through Cotton but his try was ruled out.
Hymers had several chances to narrow the gap before half time but were held up over the try line three times after an impressive defensive set from Trinity who kept the opposition scoreless going into the break.
The team in blue began the second half just as they finished the first with two tries in 10 minutes through Bertie Little and Daniel Moore-Prempeh. Cotton converted the latter to give his side a comfortable 24-0 lead.
Wing Seun Ogunyemi had a moment of individual brilliance moments later, sprinting down the wing to bring Trinity’s lead to 31-0 after another successful conversion from Cotton.
A consolation try from Hymers’ Max Brockelsby put his side on the scoresheet with 10 minutes left but Trinity weren’t done yet. A second try from Man of the Match Alleyne as well as replacement Henry Molyneux finished off an historic day for Trinity with the score finishing 45-5.
Judd bounce back to win U15 Bowl
The first game at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium saw Judd School from Kent battle back against Preston’s Hutton Grammar to claim the U15 Bowl trophy with a 27-10 win.
It was Hutton who made the better start with flanker Oliver Hill crossing from a few yards out after 16 minutes to score. Fly-half and captain Nathan Evans converted to make it 7-0 to the Preston side.
After conceding a penalty, Hutton’s try line was breached when Judd kicked for the corner; the subsequent line out saw Gregory Pring peel off the back of the maul to get his side on the scoreboard.
Wing Patrick Shrimpton added the extras on the stroke of half-time to make it 7-7 at the break.
Evans edged Hutton back in front with a penalty in the 34th minute before Judd took control of the game.
A driving maul from a Judd line out led to Pring once again attacking with the ball in hand. The No.8 showed impressive speed and footwork to beat several Hutton players before touching down.
The conversion was missed by Shrimpton but he made no mistake minutes later, slotting a penalty to give his side a five point cushion with just over 15 minutes left to play.
Hutton Grammar School were struggling to deal with Judd's relentless pressure with replacement Ed Leach scoring in the 58th minute for the Kent side before fly-half Tom Froggatt showed a moment of individual brilliance to break through and score his side's fourth try.
Shrimpton converted both tries to give Judd a 27-10 victory.