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Langley School show they have got rugby mettle

17:15 19 April 2012

Some of Langley School

Some of Langley School's successful rugby squad.

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Rugby players at Langley School have been busy over Easter and gained success on national and international stages.

Students from the Loddon school performed exceptionally well at this year’s Rosslyn Park national school sevens in two of the three age groups.

Both Juniors (Under-13) and Colts (Under-16) topped their groups at the highly prestigious event which, with 2420 matches over four days, is the largest in the world.

The Under-16s reached the last 32 out of 160 schools in their age group. They dominated their early encounters, beating KES Bath, Tiffin and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd from Bridgend.

This set up a finale with unbeaten Eton College. Despite trailing 12-10 at half-time, Langley kept their composure for a famous victory 24-12.

In the junior age group Langley came through a stiff opening test and went on to win their group before bowing out to Sullihull in the knock-out stages.

Buoyed by their success, the Under-13s travelled to compete at the Sport Experiences Junior International Cup in Paris, where they defeated Manchester Grammar 32-21 in the final.

This was the fourth tournament that this particular Langley team have won this year and in addition to claiming the cup, Langley’s fly-half Joe Milligan was awarded the trophy for player of the tournament.

Another Langley individual, Gift Sankoh, was identified following an impressive performance for Leicester Tigers Under-17 against England Under-16, and called on to the bench to represent his division at Wellington College.

The side were put together to compete in the competition hosted in Berkshire for nine international teams in the under-16 and under-17 age groups.

Coming on at half-time against a very large Netherlands Under-17 side, the Langley winger had a dream start, scoring in the corner with his first touch of the ball and contributing to his side’s 36-5 win.

“It was a great experience and I couldn’t believe that I was given such a good scoring chance so early on.” Sankoh said.

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