St Joseph’s College beat Dartford Grammar to reach last 16 of NatWest Schools Rugby Cup

Tom Emery from St Joseph's College attacking with the ball during the win against Dartford Grammar i

Tom Emery from St Joseph's College attacking with the ball during the win against Dartford Grammar in the NatWest Cup - Credit: Archant

St Joseph’s College has won a place in the last 16 of the Under-18 NatWest National Schools Rugby Cup by triumphing over unbeaten Dartford Grammar School 37-11.

The College, which is the last remaining East Anglian team in this nationally-respected competition, is in the London and South East A Group and now meets either Whitgift School or St. Benedict’s School, Ealing on January 28, 2015 for a place in the National Finals.

The sixth round fixture against Dartford Grammar School was closely contested until the final quarter when the St Joseph’s backline found space resulting in tries from Owen Betts, Cameron Ives and Tom Emery to add to his earlier score and that of Luc Jeannot.

Centre Ethan Waddleton was named man-of-the-match and there were also sparkling performances from hooker Albi Sayer and flanker Henry Hayes-Burt.

Almost 400 schools from across the country started in the NatWest National Schools U18 Cup this year, competing in eight regional knockout rounds. Other premier rugby schools such as Oundle, Dulwich, Sherborne, Kings Worcester and St Peter’s York are in the final 16.


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St Joseph’s College is an independent day and boarding school in Ipswich for girls and boys aged 3 to 18.

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