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Harrow School win the U18 National Schools Cup 2024

Posted on 15 March 2024

The Middlesex President Nigel Orton as the RFU Council Member for Schools watched the National Schools’ finals at Twickenham.  He said it was great honour to watch a thrilling final at Twickenham Stadium between two unbeaten U18 XVs when Harrow School clinched victory from Kirkham Grammar School 29-27 in the dying moments of a very fast and physical game. This was the England Schools’ 2024 Cup sponsored by Continental Tyres.

Reggie Hammick will never forget the day. His last ditch score secured the win, in their first-ever schools cup title. What a moment for the back-rower and Harrow School, as they took the Continental Tyres Schools Cup final victory on Thursday night.  Kirkham Grammar School deserve their praise. This was two unbeaten sides giving it hell at Twickenham.

It was tit for tat at the start as a Jack Austin try from a Kirkham Grammar maul was matched soon enough by a Zachery Uduehi try on the hoof for Harrow.

If Harrow were smarting from a missed conversion from that score, the subsequent Alex Smith try for Kirkham added more degrees to the climb. But it was levelled at 12-12 following a St John Smith try. 

It would swing back and forth, with Kirkham Grammar holding a slight lead at the half, at 22-19.

Enter Hammick.

One last bruising run and it was an historic title for Harrow. As fine a schools cup final as you can expect in this sport, and plenty of action to admire.

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