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Warwick secure place in Quarter Finals of Daily Mail Cup

Published Tuesday 5th of February 2013 11:50:04 AM

Warwick secure place in Quarter Finals of Daily Mail Cup

Warwick School 12 � Stamford School 0

Despite freezing weather conditions yesterday, Warwick School 1stXV secured their first Daily Mail quarter final for four years with a commanding performance against Stamford School.
The 12 - 0 result turned around the 15 - 5 loss suffered earlier in the season to Stamford and demonstrated the growing maturity and confidence of the squad.
A first half try from centre Carrick Waldron was duly converted by Josh Hickman ensuring Warwick took a well deserved half time lead. Though Warwick continued to dominate territory and possession in the second half, clear cut opportunities were few and far between due to the freezing temperatures and difficult underfoot conditions. With just minutes to go until the final whistle and in a moment of brilliance, Andy Rusher took a short pass from Gerard Rhodes which saw him successfully across the line.
Warwick School 1stXV now await results elsewhere and the RFU re-draw to find out their opponent and whether or not they get a home or away draw.
Mark Nasey, Director of Rugby at Warwick School said �We knew the strengths that Stamford had after they beat us earlier in the season and we did our best to counter that�.
�Our line out was superb and we denied them of a lot of possession. I also think we dominated the scrum, so in the end it became a case of strangling them of possession which we did quite well.�
As for the quarter final draw, Mr Nasey is resigned to any draw being a tough one. �We�re delighted to be there. Every team will cause other teams problems in the quarter finals, so we�ll just deal with that challenge when it arrives.�
Final Score Daily Mail Cup 6th round: Warwick School 12-0 Stamford School.
For more information please contact Liz Callan at Warwick School on 01926 776426 or email eac@warwickschool.org
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