January saw honours for Christ College pupils with selections for Welsh Academicals RFC and Crawshays.
Sixth form pupils Tom and Archie were selected to play for Welsh Academical RFC against Millfield and Llandovery College.
Welsh Academicals is the WRU affiliated team where students have represented Wales in tournaments such as the Hong Kong 7’s, and toured countries as distant as South Africa.The international and overseas experience has assisted students to stay on the elite player pathway, despite their education commitments, with 172 players developing into senior internationals, 60 of whom have also progressed to become British Lions.
The mission statement of the Welsh Academicals is to promote, foster and develop the playing of rugby by current and former Welsh students, to play in a sporting spirit and maintain an association of former players of the club.
Welsh Academicals won both games with strong performances from both boys.
Welsh Academicals 42 Millfield 21
Welsh Academicals 21 Llandovery College 14
Archie has also been involved with recent matches for Cardiff Blues U18.
1st XV captain Henry, Henry and Tom (again) were also selected to play for Crawshays Welsh RFC and were part of the winning team to play Llandovery College.
Crawshays are able to select any player in the world but encourage Welsh rugby talent whenever possible. Many internationals have played for the Club in seven-, ten- and fifteen-a-side matches. The game has changed over the years but the Club has always had a reputation for playing free-flowing attacking rugby.
The Club also runs a Youth XV who play at Under 18 and Youth levels. It selects boys from all over Wales and gives them every opportunity to show their rugby talent.Traditionally, the Club plays fixtures versus the Welsh public schools, although the Youth XV has visited South Africa in 1998 and 2003, and has recently been victorious in Portugal (2009, 2011).
It’s an honour for Christ College to have 3 more boys join the Crawshays family. Well done on the win!
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