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30 May 2017

Rugby Successes at King's

Several rugby players from King’s College have enjoyed considerable success over the last few months.

Both Charlie Agbo, who is a hooker, and fly half Tom Pittman have just returned from a two week tour to Canada with the England Lambs XV, a team that is chosen from the best Under 18 rugby players attending independent schools contracted to a club academy.

Winger Aaron Chapman, who has already represented England at both Under 17 and 18 age groups, made his debut for Bristol against Saracens in the Aviva A League back in April.

Ollie Walrond, Ben Tingey, Gabriel Mead and Ollie Southon, all represented Bristol Academy at Under 16 level at a National five-day training programme at Wellington College

The four boys have been involved in the new PDG centre at Bridgwater where they have worked with experienced coaches Keith Leaker and Mark Hawkes.

“The inclusion of these boys has strengthened the squad considerably; these are talented boys who have bought into what we’re trying to achieve at Bristol,” said Junior Academy Manager, Gary Townsend.

Another King’s pupil, James White, has also played for Bristol RFC Under 15s at the recent Harrow Festival.

In addition to these individual successes both King’s sevens sides at Under 14 and Under 18 level won through to take part in the Rosslyn Park Sevens.

Nick Gresswell, the Director of Sport at King’s said: “All of these boys fully deserve their success – they have all trained hard and worked at their games this season. To have four boys involved with the National Under 16 training is a great achievement and shows the strength of the rugby development programme here at King’s.”

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