Oakham School are the Under 18 Schools Cup National Champions!
Oakham beat the defending champions, Trinity School, in a tightly fought contest, emerging 31-24 victors.
The Oakham set piece was dominant all day, scoring all 5 of their tries off the back of their lineout supremacy. Trinity took an early two try lead, but Oakham settled themselves and eventually asserted themselves in the game. After scoring a try on the stroke of half-time to cut the lead to 19-10, Oakham surged out of the blocks in the second half, scoring 3 unanswered tries and two late penalties to put the game out of reach, before holding off a late surge from Trinity.
The victory in the final caps off an incredible season for the First XV, who went unbeaten all year, and winning all but one of their matches – at draw at Stamford.
If you would like to watch the match again, or missed it the first time, the link is here.
Tries: Johnny Reynolds, Julius Timmermans, Alex Germany, Elliott Powell, Harry Jones
Penalties: Ben Taylor (2)
First XV Results – Schools Cup results in bold
Oakham School 35 -22 Brooksby Melton College
Rugby School 14 – 29 Oakham School
Oakham School 64 - 7 Uppingham
Oakham School 36 – 12 Bromsgrove School
Oakham School 33 - 7 Warwick School
Oakham School 27 - 24 Stowe
Bedford School 24 – 40 Oakham School
RGS Newcastle 0 – 39 Oakham School
Stamford 29 – 29 Oakham School
Finborough 19 – 38 Oakham School
Trinity 24 – 31 Oakham School
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