RGS Guildford have made a flying start to the SOCS Daily Mail Schools TrophyBob Dudley's side recorded their first win in 11 years over Epsom CollegeIt follows solid wins over Wimbledon College and King's College Wimbledon
RGS Guildford have made a flying start to the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy including a first win in 11 years over Epsom College.
That 15-10 win was followed up by accounting for Wimbledon College, 38-7, and last weekend a 19-14 success over King’s College Wimbledon.
‘King’s were a very well drilled team and the match could have gone either way,’ reported head coach Bob Dudley.
RGS Guildford have made a flying start to the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy
RGS recorded their first win over Epsom College (blue and white) for the first time in 11 years
‘We played well against Epsom to start the season and have kept up the hard work.’
RGS conceded an early try to King’s only to dominate the rest of the first half for a 14-7 lead at the interval.
And a further try after the break helped repel a late response from King’s.
RGS, whose former players include ex-England and Harlequins forward Jack Clifford, are maintaining the connection to the Premiership club this season through academy member Tom Humphreys.
He scored a crucial try in the win over Epsom which started his team’s impressive start to the campaign.
RGS academy member Tom Humphreys scored a crucial try in the 15-10 win over Epsom
RGS have also had support from another ex-pupil in RFU president Nigel Gillingham who watched the win over Wimbledon College.
Among the other teams to make a confident start are Hampton who have posted four straight wins, including a 41-15 win over RGS High Wycombe last weekend.
Champions Berkhamsted are also unbeaten in two games having defeated Warwick, 27-10, and Bromsgrove, 27-5.
Sedbergh, pipped by Berkhamsted last year, lead the table after claiming three wins. Among them a 36-5 triumph over former champions Woodhouse Grove.
The Trophy, which is run on a merit table basis by SOCS, the schools system company, has attracted a record 141 teams this year.