There were four late cancellations last week, so not all teams had a run out prior to the Exeat weekend.  However, the fixtures played produced a mixed set of results for the Bedford School Rugby Club.

It was great to select a 6th XV to play Uppingham and the boys put on a fantastic display of running rugby to score a number of tries.  The 5th XV followed suit but the 4th XV suffered a narrow loss having fought hard to get themselves back to within three points of the opposition. Unfortunately the resulting fatigue meant that Uppingham were able to exploit a disorganised defence to score a try to seal the win in the closing stages of the game.

The U16 A/B and B/C teams put in strong performances against Wootton and Samuel Whitbread respectively.  With the C game cancelled, it was a good opportunity for boys to play up a team.  Some took this opportunity and have given the coaches food for thought on selection for Oakham.

With Rugby School cancelling the C and D fixtures, there were only two games at U15.  Both teams lost to very physical opposition teams.  However, on a positive note, both Bedford teams played with good attacking shape and just lacked the physical edge to capitalise on opportunities created.

The U14s faced a similar physical battle in St Alban’s.  The U14 A and B teams lost out by similar score lines.  However, strength in depth was a factor for Bedford as the C team won their encounter and the D team pushed the opposition very close.  The D team just fell off a few too many tackles in the latter stages of a game they perhaps could have won.



Date Team Venue Opponent Result details
22 Sept 2015 4th XV Home Uppingham School Lost 21 – 31  
22 Sept 2015 U18E Home Uppingham School Won 33 – 31  
22 Sept 2015 6th XV Home Uppingham School Won 48 – 22 Friendly
22 Sept 2015 U15A Away Northampton School for Boys Lost 13 – 49 Friendly
22 Sept 2015 U14A Away St Albans School Lost 17 – 32  
22 Sept 2015 U14B Away St Albans School Lost 12 – 32  
22 Sept 2015 U14C Away St Albans School Won 36 – 22 Tries: Crankshaw, O'Donovan, Turner, El Ghul, Adeyemi, Ashcroft
Cons: Bourne(3) 
22 Sept 2015 U14D Away St Albans School Lost 41 -35  
24 Sept 2015 2nd XV Home Samuel Whitbread Academy Cancelled  
24 Sept 2015 U16B Away Wootton Upper School Won 60 – 12 Friendly
24 Sept 2015 U16C Home Samuel Whitbread Academy Won 20 – 17  
24 Sept 2015 U16D Away Rugby School Cancelled  
24 Sept 2015 U15B Home Samuel Whitbread Academy Lost 38 – 5  
24 Sept 2015 U15C Home Rugby School Cancelled  
24 Sept 2015 U15D Home Rugby School Cancelled  


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