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Rydal Penrhos to host U18 Rugby Tournament

Rugby Sevens stars at Rydal Penrhos will test their skills against some of the best schools in the region at an upcoming pre-season tournament.

The school’s U18 side will host the six-team competition on Wednesday 8th February, which will be held at Burnage Rugby Club’s 3G surface in Stockport.

This is the first official competition for the senior side, before the kick-off what promises to be an extremely busy and exciting campaign.

Also competing at the tournament are Giggleswick School, Birkenhead School, Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Oswestry School and Manchester Grammar School.

The tournament has been designed to get some much-needed match practice into the team ahead of the prestigious Rosslyn Park 7s event, which sees Rydal Penrhos pitted in Group F alongside Brighton College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, St Ambrose College and the former school of new Headmaster Simon Smith, Haileybury.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd said: “It is the first time we have done something like this and it is the first official competition of the season for us before the season kicks off.

“Burnage RFC is an excellent venue for us as the 3G guarantees we will get some early 7s action in.

“At this stage of the season all it takes is a couple of wet weeks and competitions get cancelled week after week whereas in other areas of the country, especially in the southern counties, tournaments will still be running and that extra experience really counts come Rosslyn Park time.”

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