Form 7 student Sam increased his tally of caps playing for the Wales U20 squad at the recent Rugby World Championships in Argentina.
Sam played in 4 games before a fractured jaw injury, sustained in Wales’ historic victory over New Zealand, ended his tournament.
Sitting his A-level exams in between training for the squad, Sam played in Wales’ opening match against the hosts, which they won 25-30. This was followed by a loss against France, 32-13, and then a decisive victory over Fiji, 44-28 where Sam displayed his tackling ability and versatility by moving into the scrum-half position.
Moving beyond the group stage, Wales then went on to beat New Zealand (8-7) in a dramatic match, which saw Sam come off the pitch due to a mouth injury following a collision and prevented him from playing in the 5 place play-off match against England, which England won, 45-26.
We hope to see Sam back in action playing for Leicester Tigers next season, and we will be closely following his post-Oakham career!