Competing in the Festival Tournament (which is restricted to those playing the game in one term only), the boys from the institution for young offenders had a shock in store for the establishment.
Eton (fees pounds 12,000 per annum) found themselves facing the most embarrassing of defeats. Sean Greenaway, the Blacksheep's stand-off and captain, had escaped for an early try and with thirty seconds remaining all Eton had to show for their efforts was a penalty from Oliver Clayton. It was Clayton, though, who spoilt the story with a try for Eton's 8-5 win. However, Blacksheep, who have been coming to Roehampton for the past three years, at least did not depart empty handed.
At the 12th time of asking in a mammoth tournament - which this year features 600 matches spread over four days - the Blacksheep recorded their first victory, when beating Sutton Valence 14-10 in their last group match, Greenaway converting tries from Tony Bellot and Tyrone Lawless.
Lawless, the scrum-half, is not an inmate but has been in attendance at Feltham as part of his studies in sports management.Reuse content