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The senior boys faced the might of Harrow in Rugby and there were some excellent performances.

The 1st team suffered a fallout from the midweek Champions Trophy win, starting against Harrow with a few key players missing through injury. Harrow took advantage to edge a close game 27-17 despite an impressive display from captain Tom Allen (Fa).

The 2nd team remains unbeaten, though, thanks to two more tries from Griff Grealis (C) and Tom Wearne’s (G) sublime kicking in a tense 22-19 win.

The 3rd team battled hard to lose by a narrow margin, with Will Zhao (F) putting in a commanding display. The 4ths also had a competitive match and played their best rugby of the season but fell just short.

The U16As had the result of the day, building on their 50 point win against Canford the previous Saturday by putting 40 points on Harrow, winning 42-12. Tom Lynagh (F) scored twice and Henry Dalton (P) stood out, but this was very much an impressive team performance with six different try scorers.

The U15As lost a great match 19-17, where Epsom went three tries up early on but could not quite hang on, up the hill and into the wind, in the second half. A late rally almost brought victory but they just missed out.

The B team lost a game that was closer than the scoreline suggested but there was an excellent win for the U15Cs 26-12. This was down to great goalkicking, determined tackling and all-round commitment from the whole team.

In the U14s, the A team lost a high quality match where small margins determined the outcome. Kit Temperley (Rn) scored twice and Fred Copus (C) and Will Springett (Fa) starred in this thrilling match.

The B team battled hard only to be outmuscled, but the U14Cs marched on, with Lochlan Kirwan (H) scoring twice in a 35-14 victory to maintain the team’s 100% record.

The D team lost in heart-breaking fashion, 39-40 despite four tries from Harry Pearson (H) and two from Luka Woods (Fa).

In the Lower School, there were excellent wins for the U13A and B teams against Dunottar. The A team won 40-10 with Milo Fitzhugh (Wa) scoring three tries, while the B team won a thriller 20-15 with Thomas Ryan (GH) also scoring three times.

The U12As showed composure to come from behind to win 20-10 in their match. The A team also beat Hurstpierpoint 50-15 on Wednesday, when Oscar Lent (Wa) scored four tries. The B team recovered from a loss on Saturday to win a close match against Hurstpierpoint 25-20, Alex Williams (Hu) scoring twice in a player of the match display.

The senior boys go into half term with the 2nd XV and U14Cs unbeaten and the majority of matches played against large all-boys’ schools. Matches after half term are against schools much more similar in size to Epsom.

Top try scorers this half of term have been Jude Clark (G) and Harry Pearson (H) with 10, followed by Louis Saint (G) with 9, Josh King (H) with 7 and Will Springett (Fa), Tom Lynagh (F) and Griff Grealis (C) with 6 each.

Milo FitzHugh (Wa) leads the way in the Lower School with 6 tries, with Oscar Lent (Wa) just behind with 5 tries.