Hilton & Michaelhouse to take part in UK u18 Sevens tournaments

Hilton defeated Clifton College (Bristol, UK) 22-7 to claim the first Rugby School International u18 Sevens title. The event was played as part of Rugby School’s 450th birthday celebration. Michaelhouse finished 7th out of 12 at the same tournament.

Video of matches here : Rugby School International u18 Sevens

There were 12 schools taking part – three from England, two from South Africa, and one each from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The 12 schools participating:

Clifton College, England
Fettes College, Scotland
Hilton College, South Africa
Llandovery College, Wales
Marlborough College, England
Michaelhouse, South Africa
Nelson College, New Zealand
Oita Maizuru, Japan
Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Northern Ireland
Rugby School, England
Shawnigan Lake School, Canada
Shore School, Australia

The teams were divided into two pools of six teams each.

Pool A: Fettes, Hilton, Marlborough, Oita Maizuru, Rugby, Shore

Pool B: Clifton, Llandovery, Michaelhouse, Nelson, Royal Belfast, Shawnigan Lake


Surprisingly both the Michaelhouse A & B teams finished bottom of their respective groups in Vase Cup of Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens 2017.

Below from blog in January 2016

KZN private school Michaelhouse look like they will be just 2 out of 257 boys under-18A school teams taking part in the Rosslyn Park National Sevens tournament starting on 22 March 2017 in Greater London, England.

History: From its humble beginning in 1939, the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens has evolved into the world’s largest school rugby tournament with some 7,000 boys and girls aged 13 – 18 competing annually.

Here’s the website link: Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens 2017



  1. Huh? The website for the event has MHS 4th out of 6 in their pool and finishing 7th overall.

  2. Actually looks like 2 different tournaments. MHS 7th at the Rugby school 7s which Hilton won. Hilton didn’t take part in the Rosslyn Park tournament.


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