On Tuesday 16 January, the Under 15 Rugby team narrowly lost the National Cup to Brighton College. Brighton capitalised on early pressure to score a converted try. Eltham responded immediately with a well worked try by Juan Chanthrakumaran. Brighton then went on to dominate most of the first half, leading 14 – 5.
The next quarter of the game belonged entirely to Eltham and despite many opportunities, the Brighton defence remained firm and Eltham were unable to capitalise. No further points were scored in the second half even though both teams were attacking at every opportunity. The game was played at a fast pace on a huge pitch and the standard was high through the entire game.