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National interest builds for 1st XVNovember 29th, 2014
A fantastic season has helped raise the profile of rugby at Monmouth School nationally.
There is now considerable interest in the final stages of the Daily Mail’s Schools Rugby Trophy as the School currently lies in fourth position.
Monmouth School’s 1st XV is currently unbeaten in the competition, after a momentous victory against Millfield on Saturday saw them score 10-8.
The only try was made by Milan Wagner three minutes into the game and the winning penalty and conversion were made by Tom Starkey.
Even better, Saturday saw the School win each of its fixtures at home against Millfield for the first time, with all five teams emerging victorious.
The 2nd XV won with a score of 24-17, the 3rd XV’s game ended at 40-19, the U15A team won with 26-17 and the U15Bs managed 15-12.
John Bevan, Master of Rugby at Monmouth School and former British Lion, said: “This was the match we were determined to win.
“There was huge build-up to it with all the coverage leading up to it and the boys played magnificently.
“The defense was rock solid throughout the match and we had a deserved win, although it was very close and could have gone either way.”
Match Report – Monmouth School 10 – 8 Millfield School
Monmouth scored in the 3rd min 7-0, which it stayed until the 60th with them dominating territory despite us killing them in the scrum.
But @ 60 they finally got their much heralded back line moving to go 7-5, conv hit the post. They then threw the kitchen sink, and we conceded a kickable pen, 7-8 with 2 mins to go.
They conceded a (just) kickable pen from the restart. Our kicker slots it. 10-8.
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