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Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 October 2017

Welcome Message From The Principal

I would like to welcome you to the 2017 St Joseph’s College National Schools Rugby Festival. The event, established in 1986, has now become one of the most prestigious schoolboy rugby tournaments in the country, an established date on the calendars and fixture lists of some of the country’s top rugby-playing schools.

In recent years we have been fortunate enough to see some of rugby’s biggest stars grace the St Joseph’s College pitches. Chris Robshaw, Mako Vinupola, Jonathan Joseph, Christian Wade, Jamie Roberts, Matt Dawson, Mike Tindall, Andy Goode, James Haskell, Tony Diprose and Tom Rees are just some of the players who have stamped their mark on the Festival before going on to international fame.

Of course, this tournament is only possible as the result of much hard work and I would like to thank all the St Joseph’s College staff, students, and sponsors who have put in so much effort to try and ensure that the 2017 Festival is the best yet.

I would also like to thank all of the participating schools for their support as well as all of the spectators – especially our Old Birkfeldians – who make the Festival atmosphere so special. For anyone unable to attend, we are once again live-streaming all Festival matches and these can be viewed on this website.

Please enjoy what I am sure will be a fantastic sporting event, played in the very best spirit.

D Clarke (Mrs), Principal

Competing Schools

Brighton College
Denstone College
Dulwich College
Eltham College
Hampton School
Hurstpierpoint College
John Fisher School
Merchiston Castle School
Millfield School
Portsmouth Grammar
QEGS Wakefield
RGS High Wycombe
RGS Newcastle
St Joseph's College
St Peter's, Gloucester
Whitchurch HS

Recent Winners 2007-16

Year Cup Winners Plate Winners
2016 Cranleigh Hampton School
2015 Hampton School Denstone College
2014 Millfield School Brighton College
2013 St Joseph’s College Portsmouth GS
2012 Millfield School RGS High Wycombe
2011 Dulwich College Bedford School
2010 St Joseph’s College RGS High Wycombe
2009 John Fisher School Dulwich College
2008 Filton College Bridgend
2007 Filton College KCS Wimbledon