Warwick thwart QEGS in Daily Mail RBS Cup Final at Twickenham

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A second-half fightback by Warwick thwarted QEGS in their quest to lift the Daily Mail RBS U15s Cup at Twickenham on Saturday.

QEGS led 6-0 at half-time but could not prevent Warwick hitting back in the second half to claim the prestigious schools’ trophy with a 12-6 success.

The wet conditions at the home of English rugby union were far from ideal but both teams put on a good spectacle for their travelling supporters.

The Wakefield side started well and Tom Allott kicked them into a 3-0 lead after five minutes.

Warwick responded but the well-organised QEGS defence held firm and Allott kicked a drop-goal just before the break to double his side’s advantage.

The tables were turned after the break as William Stride scored a try from a tap penalty which he converted to give Warwick the lead and Jordan Ainslie scored in injury time to seal the success.

QEGS: Thompson; Selim, Field, Wright, Longhurst; Allott, White; Wood, Levine, Glover, Phillips, Kay, Charnock, Watts, Ward. Subs: Parkin, Young, Atkinson, Armstrong, Wood, Graham, Greenhalgh.

Warwick: Stride; Lillie, Taylor-Watts, David, Sampson; Grimes, Walker; Brooker, Donaldson, Rigby, Scoular, Day, Hill, Ainslie, Marguerie. Subs: Forster, Aske-Harvey, Collins, Ashford, Berrington, Domingo, Hazleton.