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Schoolboy rugby juggernauts arrive in Thailand for the World Schools Festival

By Tom Parker

The top schoolboy rugby sides in the world arrived in Thailand as they prepared for the World Schools. Sides from England, New Zealand, Ireland, Wales, Fiji and South Africa all arrived at the Pattana Sports resort over the weekend.

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The festival sees some of the strongest age-grade sides in the world come head-to-head in a contest to see who truly is the best on the planet.

Teams have steadily arrived at the resort with the tournament beginning on Tuesday morning local time.

The opening rounds of matches will see old rivals pitted against each other in the quarter finals.

In the top half of the draw:
Grey College (South Africa) v Trinity College (England).
St Michael’s College (Ireland) v Cardiff and Vales College (Wales)

The winners progress to play each other in the CUP Semi Final.
In the bottom half of the draw;
Sedbergh School (England) v Millfield School (England)
Hamilton Boys’ High School (New Zealand) v Odyssey XV

All matches of the festival are streamed on RugbyPass’ YouTube channel with 3 days of games taking place on Tuesday, Thursday and the finals on Saturday.

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