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1st XV National Vase Final 2022

On Wednesday, the School's 1st XV, supported by over 600 pupils, staff, parents and Old Suttonians, competed in the final of the National Vase competition at Twickenham.
18 Mar 2022
Written by Will Radford


OS Rugby Group

On Wednesday, the School's 1st XV competed in the final of the National Vase competition at Twickenham. They were supported in the Stadium by nearly 600 pupils from the Senior School, Years 5 and 6 from SVPS, together with staff, parents and members of the wider School community. Prior to the match, the Headmaster, James Thomas hosted a lunch reception in one of the Stadium boxes for the governors and Old Suttonians. It was a great opportunity for old and new friends to meet, mingle and share stories of their Rugby days at School, whilst gearing up to support our current 1st XV in their battle against Mount St Mary's College.

The team ran onto the pitch in heavy drizzle prepared for a tough game. Both sides settled into the game quickly and SVS had the majority of the possession in the first half, playing fluid, attacking Rugby. At the half time whistle neither team had scored. In the second half SVS kept the pressure up and held their nerve. Towards the end of the match the opposition seized their moment and scored a drop kick from right in front of the posts. SVS fought hard right up until the final moments of the game, but sadly could not even the score, the game finished 3-0. Congratulations to our 1st XV for a valiant, hard-fought match.

They retuned to School sadly not a victors, but definitely as heroes and role models. We are extremely proud of the endeavour and character shown in their narrow loss. Our thanks also go to all of the Old Suttonians who came along to support the team. With leavers ranging from 1967 through to 2021, the event showcased the breadth of OS support and the pride that they retain in the School. 

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