- Marcus Smith and James Chisholm have helped Brighton College in training
- Brighton are undefeated after two games in the SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy
- Four years ago, Japan based themselves at the college before toppling S Africa
Harlequins' Marcus Smith and James Chisholm have gone back to school at Brighton College in the 2019 SOCS Daily Mail Schools Trophy.
The duo helped out in pre-season training at their old college who are unbeaten after two games in this national competition for England's top rugby-playing schools sponsored by SOCS, the schools management system.
Brighton followed up a 20-10 win over St John's of Leatherhead by overpowering Hurstpierpoint 31-10.
Smith and Chisholm are part of a five-strong ex-Brighton gang in Quins' first team squad who have graduated into full-time professional rugby.
'It's great to have former players who play at the highest level who are still passionate about their school team,' director of rugby Nick Buoy said.
This season's squad are maintaining their policy of attacking rugby including try-scoring backs in centre Hugo Hughes and wing Alex Pert.
Up front, Elliot Powell is making his mark at lock and is among those pushing for England youth honours.
Besides a full match programme, the Brighton squad will be following the progress of Japan in the Rugby World Cup.
Harlequins' Marcus Smith and James Chisholm have helped Brighton College in training
Four years ago, Japan based themselves at the college and pulled off a shock win when toppling South Africa in a pool game played at Brighton's Premiership football stadium.
'We hope Japan has a great home World Cup. We still follow their progress and loved hosting them,' Buoy added.
Another in-form team are Sherborne who scored eight tries in a 42-0 win over Radley to back up a 29-3 win over Bishop Wordsworth's. Wing Felix Connolly scored a hat-trick in the first 15 minutes while captain Tom Carr-Smith scored two.
Whitgift, who lost out to champions Sedbergh last week,bounced back to form by toppling Wimbledon College, 48-0. Ade Coker scored three tries.
Sedbergh defeated former champions Woodhouse Grove 39-11 in a match staged at the Yorkshire National League club of Wharfedale based in Grassington.
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