Warwick defend Schools Cup crown at Twickenham

Warwick School celebrate after retaining their under-18 Schools Cup title at Twickenham.

WARWICK defended their Schools Cup U18 title with a 29-7 victory over QEGS Wakefield at Twickenham on Wednesday.

These two year groups met in the 2015 U15 cup final, with Warwick gaining revenge for the defeat three years ago.

The game did not disappoint, with Warwick starting strongly and maintaining great possession of the ball.

Despite a stoic QEGS defence, the force of inside centre, Kieran Curran touched down to put Warwick 5-0 up.

Warwick’s Kieran Curran goes over for his try.

This was shortly followed with Tom Fawcett taking the off-load from Fred Lowe to score Warwick’s second try and converted by Lowe.

QEGS responded quickly through winger Jacob Mounsey, who powered past several defenders from two metres out to score. Tom Stephenson added conversion.

However, Warwick extended their lead just before half time when replacement Alex Sabin picked from the back of a ruck and dived over the line with the score 17-7 at the break.

Quick recycling of the ball saw man-of-the-match Tom Fawcett charge through the ruck, scoring his second try of the match, duly converted by scrum-half Henry Mortimer, putting Warwick 24-7 ahead with 15 minutes to play.

Captain Tom Fawcett ploughs through the opposition.

With two minutes remaining prop, Max Roberts sealed the victory with Warwick’s fifth try and a final score of 29-7.

Tom Pierce, director of rugby at Warwick, said: “Congratulations to every single person involved in this huge success, including the blue and white supporters, whose presence at Twickenham is always made known!”