132 teams competed in the new waterfall format of the Junior Schools competition, which saw a fantastic standard of sevens in what were extremely changeable conditions.
The new format saw the winners of each group going through to eleven ‘A’ groups in the second phase. Second, third and fourth places in each group went through to B, C, and D groups respectively.
Whitgift, Dubai College, Rodillian Academy, Royal Hospital School, Judd, QEH, Torquay Boys Grammar, Solihull, KES Bath, Devonport High School, and RGS Lancaster finished the competition in the top spots of the A groups.
Of those eleven schools, eight came away unbeaten through both stages of the competition: Whitgift, Dubai College, Royal Hospital School, Judd, QEH, KES Bath, Solihull, and Devonport High.
As well as the action on the pitch, there was an appearance from England Sevens’ star Chris Cracknell in the HSBC Hub, who gave an insight into his experience as an England player and being part of the coaching team that took Fiji on their incredible journey to gold at the Rio Olympics.