Reigate Charity 7s 2016
Sunday 6th March saw over 40 schools descend upon RGS Hartswood for the 2016 Reigate Charity 7s, sponsored by John Laing. Now established as one of the most popular tournaments in the country, schools from the length and breadth of the country arrived bright and early for the exciting day of rugby ahead.
Harrow faced Reigate Grammar School in the Boys’ Cup Final and in a powerful display it was Harrow that ran out eventual winners with a 34-14 victory against a young and talented RGS side. This was a thrilling match, refereed by Wayne Barnes who took time out of his busy international and domestic schedule to officiate the proceedings.
Whitgift romped home to victory in the Boys’ Plate Final beating Portsmouth Grammar School 40-19.
In the Girls’ Cup competition SGS Filton produced a fantastic display of attacking rugby to overcome Christ’s Hospital in a comprehensive 49-5 win. Tournament new-comers Blessed Hugh Faringdon RC School took home the Plate after beating Oundle 29-0.
The Vines of Redhill BMW Players of the Tournament were:
Max Coyle (Reigate Grammar School) and Elizabeth A Owusu-Darko (Christ’s Hospital).
Presentations were made by Wayne Barnes on the pavilion balcony to all the competition winners. Now an established charity event, significant sums were was raised for Breast Cancer Now and the RGS Foundation’s Changing Lives Campaign. We would like to thank John Laing, our principal sponsor, for their support and all of our corporate partners that make this such an impressive event.
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An extensive gallery of photos has been uploaded (courtesy of Rob Sambles Photography) where they can be purchased – ROB SAMBLES PHOTOGRAPH GALLERY
Cup Winners Harrow School 34 – 14 Reigate Grammar School
Plate Winners Whitgift School 40 – 19 Portsmouth Grammar School
Shield Winners Hampton School 34 – 0 Berkhamsted
Bowl Winners Cranbrook School 31 – 17 City of London Freeman’s
Cup Winners SGS Filton 49 – 5 Christ’s Hospital
Plate Winners Blessed Hugh Faringdon RC 29 – 0 Oundle
Shield Winners Reigate Grammar School 29 – 5 King Henry VIII School