RUGBY UNION: WARWICK School were crowned national champions after their Under-18s beat Bishop Wordsworth to lift the NatWest Schools Cup trophy at the home of Twickenham.
Playing in front of massive army of fans inside Twickenham, Warwick beat Bishop Wordsworth 27-5 last Wednesday to win the title following a pulsating game of rugby.
With six minutes player Kieran Curran powered over the line to put Warwick in front and two minutes later the lead was extended after being awarded a penalty try under the posts.
Winger Will Tanner was successful with the latter conversion to put his side 12-0 in front and he was on target again after Kyriakos Grammatopoulos powered over for Warwick’s third try of the match.
Almost immediately afterwards Tanner took a long range penalty to extend the lead further before Bishop Wordsworth scored their first try of the match to reduce the scoreline to 22-5 at half-time.
Warwick’s Nick David took full advantage of a gap in Wordsworth’s defence and scored Warwick’s fourth and final try in the second half.
There was to be no such joy for Warwick’s Under-15s who tasted a 27-12 defeat in their final against Wellington College.
They found themselves 7-0 behind after just three minutes but Jack Forsythe scored under the posts and Jack Aston’s conversion pulled Warwick level.
Although the smaller team, Warwick stood up to Wellington’s physical strength and they came out firing in the second half, with full back Max Thomas putting his side 12-7 in front.
Wellington’s Fin Baxter scored his second try, which was duly converted but despite Wellington’s dominance, Warwick held firm and hit back when Ethan Evan Cook crossed to make it 17-12.
Both sides were evenly matched for the next ten minutes but a stunning set piece move saw Wellington take a 22-12 lead, and shortly after a penalty, extended their lead and the score remained at 27-12, with Welllington College taking the title.