Daily Mail Trophy
The start of the 2012/13 season marked the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Team Leagues on the Schools' Rugby Website. They attract millions of page
views every year and continue to be very popular and hotly debated by coaches, players, parents, alumni and followers around the
World – indeed by everyone passionate about rugby at the grassroots.
Of the 3,000+ rugby playing schools in the UK, there are approximately 70 schools that play against at
least 5 schools within the same group. The Daily Mail Trophy is based on these shared opponents. Whilst similar
to the Performance and All Comers league, The Daily Mail Trophy is reflective of schools
playing strong and long established fixtures. You can see The Daily Mail Trophy from 2007 to date.
The Daily Mail Trophy is another way of examining the data, whilst being non-disruptive,
highlighting the schools that play some of the toughest fixtures and giving more profile to schools not entering
the various national competitions. As always data is presented in an interesting way, keeping it simple
and transparent with the usual links to a team's playing and past performance records.
The AASE teams as well as NatWest Cup fixtures (known as the Daily Mail Cup/Vase in previous seasons) trial, pre-season, festival
and short format competition fixtures, such as St Jos, are omitted. Only fixtures played during the autumn term are included.
How to Enter
To enter The Daily Mail Trophy a school simply has to play against at least
5 other schools in The Daily Mail Trophy group of schools during the autumn term.
More details on how to enter and the rules can be found here:>>>