Wellington College Win Champions Trophy Final

22 Feb 2019

Wellington College 1st XV took on Epsom College in the U18 Schools Champions Trophy final at Allianz Park.

This is the RFU’s top competition for schools at Under-18 level and it was an incredible achievement for Wellington to make this showpiece final. In order to get to this stage, the team had won multiple battles against strong schools. These included an excellent game versus RGS Guildford at home, a hard fought away win against a talented Berkhamsted side, and a semi-final against Bristol Grammar on their home turf. The final itself was befitting of the occasion, the two teams matching each other physically and all players putting their bodies on the line in pursuit of a national title. When the final whistle came, the Wellington squad were jubilant. Rightly so, they had given everything in a superb advert for schoolboy rugby. Huge credit must go to Epsom as they too played superbly. It takes two teams to make a final of such quality. Special mention is due also to the supporters who were on brilliant form all day and showed impressive College spirit. It was an incredible day which will live long in the memory of all there.