This has been a phenomenal season for Oakham’s rugby players; who have accrued an impressive tally of successes from International honours, to championship title wins!
Two students in Form 7 and one in Form 6 at the School, have been selected to play for their country:
- 17 year old Isaac, an award holder who lives in Melton Mowbray, and has been playing as a Prop at Oakham for two years, has been called up to the England Counties U18 Rugby squad. He is also currently studying History at A Level and a BTEC in Sports Science
- 18 year old Cameron, a scholar who lives in Leicestershire, joined Oakham in 2011 and plays Second Row Forward position as well as studying Business, Economics and Geography at A Level, has been called up to play England U18 Rugby Squad
- 17 year old Sam, who comes from Bridgend, joined Oakham in 2017 and plays Second Row Forward position. He is studying a BTEC course in Business Studies as well as Geography and Physical Education at A Level and has been called up to play Wales U18 Rugby Squad
The boys join Oakham’s impressive, and growing, list of sporting students and alumni who have earned International honours for playing for their country.
If this wasn’t enough, both Cameron and Sam have also enjoyed team success, helping the Leicester Tigers Under 18 team become Championship winners. Cameron captained the unbeaten Academy Team to a 43-21 victory over Gloucester Rugby at Allianz Park.
This is on top of a strong School season, which has seen significant wins including 49-0 vs Rugby, 50-14 vs Oundle , 66-5 vs Stowe, 27-24 vs King’s Parramatta from Sydney
“Rugby at Oakham continues to go from strength to strength,” says Director of Rugby, Andy Rice. “We have a strong rugby heritage, with Alumni including Lewis Moody, Alex Goode, Tom Croft, Matt Smith and Hamish Watson. What we are clearly seeing is the next generation of rugby players coming through and we will certainly be watching them with interest over the coming years.”