Match Report
Warwick School 1st XV vs  Bishop Wordsworth's School
On: Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017
Venue: Away

Warwick would face Bishops Wordsworth in the Natwest cup final, trying to win the cup 10 years after their last victory. A dangerous Bishops Wodrsworth team ensured Warwick would have to play at their best to win.

Warwick were not going to be stopped. Warwick came out of the blocks flying. Massive hits off the start from every player pushed Wordsowrth deep into their twenty two. Inexperience and a lack of strategy meant Wordworth would not clear their lines and an excellent turnover from Thorneywork near the Wordsworth line and a unselfish pass from Richardson meant Curran would score in the corner. 5-0 Warwick. It didn’t stop here. Poor discipline from Wordsworth meant Warwick would have a lineout in a dangerous position. 40m out from the line, Warwick expected to use their powerful maul to effect, but not expecting the eventual outcome. Warwick would end up having 13 men in the maul and get a penalty try after an incredible set piece. Once again Warwick would gain good territory due to the unmovable Thorneywork in the breakdown who ended up with 7 turnovers in the game. From the set piece, the captain would make a break down the sideline and patient play from the whole team resulted in Kyriakos crossing over after good offloading from Forster and Tanner. An explosive start from the blue and whites saw a 22-0 lead after the reliable Tanner would add a penalty to the three tries. A lead that would never be challenged. However, Tom Fawcett would make a reckless challnge off the ball and receive a yellow. This yellow resulted in Wordsworth scoring at the end of the half and the score would be 22-5 at half time.

The second half was a different spectacle. Warwick would defend for most of the half and play territorial rugby kicking into the corners but when given the chance looking to play expansive rugby and stretch the oppoistion. After good defence, Warwick would make several line breaks and Nick David would eventually score an individual try which will be remembered for some time. After controlling the game and outstanding defence from the whole squad would stop the dangerous Wordsworth team and the final score would be 27-5. A big score margin at the end of the game was set up from the unbelieveable twenty minutes from the starting fifteen. Perfect way to end the season and Mr.Nasey’s coaching career at Warwick.