The 1st XV have shown pure resilience and determination this Rugby season. Despite cancellations due to weather and Covid-19 precautions, the team has excelled throughout every match, competing in the National Vase and the Daily Mail Trophy.
The young sportsmen began the season with a friendly against Exeter School and won at home with a score of 24-6. This was an excellent boost for their next game which was the National Vase Round 1 against Backwell School, resulting in a triumph of 61-12.
The 1st XV were heavily challenged by Taunton School (12-15) and Bristol Grammar School (10-19) to whom they lost against, but the boys showed a continuation of fantastic effort and pursued to play superb rugby leading to the close results.
After one more loss, and another draw, the 1st XV only got better and went on to win the rest of their five games including an impressive win against Kingswood (45-7), and friendly win against Prior Park College (47-0).
They saved their best game till last which made an outstanding end to the season. Overall they won eight of their thirteen games this season.
|11th September 2021||Home||Wellington School||
|18th September 2021||Home||Exeter School||
|22nd September 2021||Home||Backwell School||Won: 61-12||National Vase, Round 1|
|25th September 2021||Away||Taunton School||Lost: 12-15||Daily Mail Trophy|
|29th September 2021||Home||Bristol Grammar School||Lost: 10-19||National Vase, Round 2|
|2nd October 2021||Away||Pete's Grammar School||Won: 17-13||Daily Mail Trophy|
|9th October 2021||Away||The King's School, Worcester||Lost: 18-39||Daily Mail Trophy|
|16th October 2021||Home||Bristol Grammar School||Draw: 14-14||Daily Mail Trophy|
|6th November 2021||Away||King Edwards, Bath||Won: 24-10|
|13th November 2021||Away||The Crypt School||Won: 25-20||Daily Mail Trophy|
|20th November 2021||Home||Beechen Cliff School||Won: 32-12|
|27th November 2021||Home||Kingswood School||Won: 45-7||Daily Mail Trophy|
|4th December 2021||Home||Prior Park College||Won: 47-0||Friendly|
At the end of this year’s season, players; Benji Wagstaffe, Ben Rogers, Jon Baguley, Andre Grady, Max De Groot, Otto Reade, George Houlden, Barney Van Der Lande, Ollie Rupprecht, Mahmoud Ebrahimi and Joel Tomkies-Flash were awarded their Rugby Colours earlier in the month.
The 1st XV will next play on their summer tour which will only add to the happy memories the players already have from this exceptional season.
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