Three Oakham School rugby players have gained international honours by playing for England and Wales.
Seventh Former Sam, who last year gained 7 caps playing for the Wales U18 team, has been selected to play for the Wales U20 Six Nations squad, already gaining 5 caps. He will be in action playing in the World Cup Tournament in Rosario, Argentina in June, fitting in training and playing around his A-level exams!
Director of Rugby, Andy Rice, said: “To be selected for an U20 squad whilst still a schoolboy is a phenomenal achievement and Sam has proved himself worthy of this honour, as in the five matches he has played for Wales U20 squad to date, he has scored 1 try against Scotland, had 2 conversions and gave the winning pass in the last minute against England to secure a 11-10 win to Wales.”
Meanwhile, Seventh Former Jack has been playing for England U18s this season, scoring a try in their 36-21 win over Scotland.
Hot on their heels is Sixth Former Kit, who in spring 2019 was included in the England squad and trained with the team at Newcastle, playing in a match against Scotland. He has just been selected for the England U18 squad that will travel to South Africa this summer and play against Wales, France and South Africa.
Oakham School has seen significant rugby news recently including OO Alex Goode who was named European Rugby Player of the Year 2019, OO Matt Smith and Leicester Tigers player who announced his retirement from professional rugby after a 14-year career, which saw him amass 227 appearances for the club and OO Sam Wolstenholme, who has signed a two-year contract has a professional with Wasps Rugby Football Club.