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Rugby Round-Up: Michaelmas 2018

While the headlines were grabbed by Epsom’s thrilling journey to the Champions Trophy Final, and their tenacious display against Wellington; there was much else to celebrate this Term.

This year, the Rugby club has improved its results massively, with 13 sides winning or drawing more than half of their matches.

Epsom’s rugby players ended their season with a block against St John’s and it was very pleasing to win 11 of 13 matches played at U14 level and above.

1st XV

The 1st team girded themselves for one final effort after the physicality of the midweek Champions Trophy Final. St John’s were keen for revenge after Epsom had beaten them in the Quarter Final of the cup, but despite soaking up a lot of pressure, the 1st team were able to pick off their opponents, with Adam Koep (C) and George Addington (Rn) scoring tries to take the team to a satisfying 16-3 victory.

2nd XV

The 2nd team endured a mighty battle to finish the season unbeaten, and with the scores level at 3-3 in a low scoring battle where defences dominated, this seemed a possibility. Laju Aragho’s (Fa) late try ensured it would become a reality.

3rd and 5th XVs

The 3rd team held on in a game they always controlled, to win 17-12, while the 5th team won another low-scoring game 5-0 thanks to Tom Ivey’s (C) try.


In the junior teams, the U16As ended the season with their fifth win in six matches, beating St John’s 20-5. Olaiya Adeniji (F) scored two more tries to take his season’s tally to seven to lead the team to victory, with Will Butt (Rn) standing out in this game.

The B team also won 24-5 with two tries for Alex Gee (P).


The U15As ended their terrific season of progress with a low-scoring tussle against a strong St John’s side. Despite missing several key players, a last-minute try from Leo Hales (F) gave the side hope of a draw, but the touchline conversion just missed and the team lost 7-5.

The B team won 18-0 with Nick Wong (H) scoring two tries, while the U15Cs finished their season of discovery with their fifth successive victory 31-5 in a real team display.


The U14 sides finished very strongly. The A team won yet another tight battle 7-3 thanks to a star performance and try from Kevin Gyamfi (P) to end the season with their 4th successive win.

The B team also showed character to win 22-10 thanks to another stunning performance from Oliver Yeabsley (G).

The U14Cs ended their season with a stunning record of having won all nine matches, scoring 371 points and conceding just 66. Their success as the team with the best record in the school has been extremely impressive and Louis Saint (G) scored another try in their 57-0 win to end with 16 for the season.

Harry Pearson (H) also ended up with 16 tries for the season for the D team as they won 59-0 in a one-sided affair.


In the Lower School, there was another great win 25-15 for the U12As, with Oscar Lent (Wa) performing brilliantly once again with two more tries, Ben Berry (GH) also scoring two.