School Rugby

Should Rugby’s Daily Mail Cup emulate the format of the larger tournaments?

The Daily Mail Cup is an annual rugby union competition with all English, rugby playing schools competing. The competition fields 515 teams and 544 teams in the U’18’s and U15’s respectively. With the finals of all competitions, including the Vase ...

Coach Lewis admits professionalism required next season for Loughborough Grammar School

After a relatively disappointing season which was smattered by a few good victories against some top teams, Coach Emyr Lewis has admitted that, "attitude needs to be improved for next year". On Wednesday 16th of March, Loughborough Grammar School ...

Interview with Loughborough Grammar School First XV Coach and Captain

After a long season with more Seven’s tournaments to come including the famous Rosslyn Park 7’s, captain Tom Summerscales sat with me to discuss his final year of school rugby. How do you think the season has gone so far? ‘I think with the ...

Oakham and Whitgift set for Daily Mail Cup Twickenham Final

Last Saturday saw the Daily Mail Cup semi finals take place at Broadstreet RFC in Coventry. In the top competition, the boys U18 Cup, last year’s finalists, Whitgift took on Wilmslow High School and Oakham played Old Swinford Hospital. In two ...

Daily Mail Cup reaches the “business end” for Schools Rugby

The Daily Mail Cup has long been the competition that has been seen as the Promised Land where schools rugby is concerned. Already with history attached going back to the 1990-1991 season, this great example of a tournament featuring 1st XV's from ...

Plymouth College 1st XV to make amends for 2010 County Cup defeat

One year on and Plymouth College rugby's 1st XV are yet again in the County Cup Final, this time to face a Kelly College team where their last defeat goes all the way back to 2005 in the 2nd round of the coveted Daily Mail Cup losing very narrowly ...

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