Stamford School set for quarter-final showdown

Rugby Union season preview.
Rugby Union season preview.
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Stamford School 1st XV are deep in preparation for a mouth-watering cup tie against Warwick this week.

The firsts finished their regular season with a 35-point victory over Loughborough GS following their 34-6 NatWest Schools Cup win over Bedford Modern School, to end the campaign with just one loss from 16 games.

The team, however, paid a heavy price with serious long-term injuries to three key players so the visit of Warwick on Wednesday will test the squad strength .

Stamford Endowed Schools director of rugby David Laventure said: “The boys have performed brilliantly this season and thoroughly deserve a crack at Warwick to avenge the defeat of last season at the same juncture of the competition.

“Warwick are always a tough nut to crack and for schools like ourselves maintaining the momentum after Christmas when the boys are into their hockey and rugby sevens preparation is quite a challenge.”