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Battle of the schools: England state schools XV vs. Private schools XV

Despite popular belief, the England rugby team isn’t totally made up of kids from private schools and our state XV proves that.

However, a lot of England’s superstars including Owen Farrell, Billy Vunipola and Maro Itoje went to private school.

Which team would come out on top?!


Fullback: Mike Brown (Harlequins) – Wyvern College, Wiltshire (free)

Winger: Joe Cokanasiga (Bat) – Bushey Academy (free) 

Centre: Alex Lozowski (Saracens) – Watford Grammar School for Boys (Free)

Centre: Ben Te’o (Worcester Warriors) Keebra Park State High School (Free)

Winger: Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs) Mounts Bay Academy, Cornwall (free) 

Fly-half: Freddie Burns (Bath Rugby) -Beechen Cliff, Bath (free) 

Scrum-half: Danny Care (Harlequins) – Prince Henry’s Grammar School, West Yorkshire (free)

Prop: Joe Marler (Harlequins) – Heathfield Community College, East Sussex (Free)

Hooker: Dylan Hartley (Northampton) – Beacon Community College, Sussex (Free)

Prop: Kyle Sinckler (Harlequins) – Graveney School, London (free)

Lock: Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints) – Northampton School for Boys, Northamptonshire (free)

Lock: Nick Isiekwe (Saracens) – Nicholas Breakspear School (free) 

Flanker: Tom Curry (Sale Sharks) – Bishop Heber High School (free) 

Flanker: Brad Shields (Wasps) – Taita College (free)

Number 8: Nathan Hughes (Wasps) – Kelston Boys’ High School (free)

Click on page two for the private schools XV (We’re rooting for the underdogs.)

1 Response

  1. Jonny Mac

    St Georges, Harpenden is not a private school – it is a state school which if you board at they charge for- meaning your education is not paid for, get your facts correct

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