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Schools Championship launch signals exciting era in English rugby

By Tom Parker
The Schools Championship kicks off this weekend in England

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An exciting new competition is being launched this weekend that could reshape English schools rugby. Four teams will compete over six rounds over the next three months with the winners crowned inaugural champions of The Schools Championship (TSC).

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In this initial season, TSC will consist of one league conference of four teams, Millfield, Sedbergh, Wellington College and Whitgift. In 2023/24 that conference will expand to six teams.

The first four schools (along with Clifton College guesting at the Sedbergh weekend) will showcase the possibilities of the TSC, both on and off the field.

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TSC represents a new dawn for English schools rugby with every game streamed live, opening up the opportunity for fans around the rugby world to get a glimpse into the top young teams in England.

Schools rugby coverage in countries such as New Zealand, Australia and South Africa has grown exponentially in recent years and the TSC is an opportunity for English schools to become a global showcase for the best young rugby talent in the country.

The opening weekend of round one matches will be played at Sedbergh College in Cumbria this Sunday. To watch the matches live, click the YouTube links below:

Millfield v Clifton College (10.30am) – https://youtu.be/A7HLXMl8b7A
Sedbergh v Whitgift (12.15pm) – https://youtu.be/Cdv5kNY6Zy0

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