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Rugby: Ben, Joe and Tom earn representative honours with RGC U15 side

Rugby: Ben, Joe and Tom earn representative honours with RGC U15 side

Three aspiring rugby players at Rydal Penrhos have earned representative honours at regional level during what has been a standout season to date.

Tom Hughes, Ben Purcell and Joe Allen, who are all Year 10 pupils at the school, have been rewarded for their excellent recent development with call-ups to the RGC U15 set-up.

The trio have been taking part in specialist coaching sessions as part of the young Gogs’ throughout the season, in addition to honing their skills with Rydal Penrhos’ coaching and Strength & Conditioning staff.

They have also competed in a series of matches for both RGC West and the school, with each impressing considerably during this period.

All three are looking to continue the long and rich history of rugby products that have emanated from Rydal Penrhos over the years, with the likes of Sean Lonsdale, Andrew Fenby and Tom Williams all plying their trade at prestigious clubs across the country.

The school’s Rugby Academy has also seen a host of graduates go on to contribute significantly to the ongoing success of RGC, who are now an established Principality Premiership side and also got their hands on the WRU National Cup for the first time in their history in 2017.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We have had a great deal of success from a rugby perspective in recent years, and Tom, Joe and Ben have a great deal of potential to add to this in the weeks and months ahead if they continue to work hard on improving all aspects of their game.”

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