Rugby Round-Up

Senior students' rugby successes

Date published: Wed 9 May 2018   Author: HLH   Category: General   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on MySpaceShare by Email

2017-2018 Rugby Round Up

There have been some notable successes in this year’s rugby season with several players from Years 11-13 being selected to play for the County of Hertfordshire - and even for the national squad of Scotland.  Year 13 student and Captain of the school’s 1st XV rugby team Cameron Wilson alongside Max Bedford, also Year 13, have successfully represented their County in three U18 matches playing Middlesex, Hampshire and Kent.  Cameron then went on to play for the U20s County side with former TBSHS students Dominic Lilly & Brad Etherington (TBSHS 2010-2017), winning three pool games and a quarter-final against Gloucester.  Unfortunately, the side lost in the semi-final against Yorkshire and Cameron suffered knee ligament damage which saw him relying on crutches for the rest of the season.  Cameron & Max have a very exciting 2018-19 season planned, taking a gap-year and traveling together to a school in New Zealand to help coach students.

Max meanwhile was successful in trials for the London & South of England side (LSE) and had terrific games against North of England and the Midlands.

Two other sixth formers, Year 12 students Freddie Jonas and Alex Beer also made their County debut this season and were thrilled to be selected for the unique County Development Squad.  Delivered by Saracens Academy staff, the boys are provided with a high quality individual player development experience, which is designed to encourage lifelong participation in the game, as well as helping to identify those with a natural talent.

Year 11s were well represented at County level too with Adam Oakey, Bailey Albert, Rhys Williams, Dan Head and Josh Walker all playing in the Hertfordshire U16s games.  They have all just finished the representative process for the year which included three full matches and a Round-Robin Festival at Allianz Park.

Bailey has taken his rugby one step higher by representing Scotland in the U16 age group – a tremendous achievement.  Following successful selection, Bailey has trained and worked hard to secure his place on the team and is proud of his Scottish heritage which allows him to play in the squad.

Peter Harris, Subject Leader for Physical Education said "This is a fantastic achievement. These students have represented at an incredibly high level, and it is testament to their commitment and dedication to training at School and outside, that they have been selected ahead of others in what is a very competitive sport. We are very excited to see how some of these students perform in the upcoming South African rugby tour."