The J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Cup took place at RAF Halton on Sunday 9th October and was a morning full of fast-running, thrilling rugby. The J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Cup is a prestigious 7s festival for U14s at grassroots clubs, taking place at the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs in 2011 and 2012. It is the first time that the Premiership Rugby clubs have been involved in hosting junior 7s festivals and is giving valuable experience of the 7s game to youngsters, helping in their rugby development and working towards developing the stars of the future.
Christ's Hospital School from Sussex were the winning team beating Wallingford RFC U14s in an exciting Final. Their players were presented with the cup and medals at RAF Halton by London Wasps' Richard Haughton. As part of their prize Christ's Hospital School have also been invited to attend the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series Final in 2012.
Cup Final: Christ’s Hospital School 26 Wallingford RFC U14s 0
Plate Final: Chinnor RFC 19 Witney RFC U14s 12
Shield Final: Aylesford Bulls RFC U14s 26 Grove RFC U14s 5
Bowl Final: Marlow RUFC U14s 57 Chesham Stags RUFC 0
Christ's Hospital School
Later at Adams Park Stadium, the players from Christ's Hospital School and Wallingford RFC U14s joined the Tunnel of Honour to welcome the London Wasps and Bath Rugby players on to the pitch. At half-time, the Cup Winners (Christ's Hospital School), Plate Winners (Chinnor RFC U14s) and Shield Winners (Aylesford Bulls RFC U14s) were re-presented with their trophies on the pitch in front of an appreciative crowd by London Wasps players Riki Flutey and Elliot Daly.
We would like to thank J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Premiership Rugby for their outstanding support in providing this opportunity for so many young players to enjoy playing 7s Rugby with London Wasps.