Search

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.

Archant

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.

0 comments

Other North Norfolk sport

19:44
Remy Gordon was on the scoresheet, again, for Wroxham on Saturday. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Wroxham tightened their grip on the Ryman North play-off positions with a convincing away win, writes Thomas Crabb.

Yesterday, 06:30
Wroxham have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since manager Stewart Larter joined them from Gorleston this summer. Picture: James Bass

Wroxham may be the highest scorers in the top tiers of non-league football, but manager Stewart Larter says his side must start taking more points off the sides around them if they are to be serious play-off contenders.

Fri, 10:43
Holt coach Ed Steed
.

Languishing near the foot of London 2NE, Holt will be looking to draw a line in the sand and turn around their season when they host Basildon, who sit just two points above them.

Fri, 10:39
Skipper Mike Rouse is unavailable for North Walsham's trip to Ruislip. Picture: Hywel Jones

Despite sitting comfortably in fifth place in the London 1N table North Walsham are there thanks mainly to a decent home record while they have struggled to pick up points on their travels.

Most Read

19:44
Remy Gordon was on the scoresheet, again, for Wroxham on Saturday. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Wroxham tightened their grip on the Ryman North play-off positions with a convincing away win, writes Thomas Crabb.

Read more
15:46
Larking Gowen: City of Norwich Half Marathon 2014 at the Norfolk Showground.

Picture: James Bass

2,217 runners braved the rain and the mud to run in today’s Norwich Half Marathon.

Read more
Thu, 22:44
harriers

Norfolk Norfolk Harriers chairman Paul O’Malley says the support for the region’s first athletics club devoted to children has been “absolutely phenomenal”.

Read more
Yesterday, 22:06
Gary Hooper lashes home his first of the season to earn Norwich City a point in a 3-3 Championship draw against Brighton. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams admitted Norwich City had only themselves to blame for spurning a vital Championship win after Gary Hooper’s late finish salvaged a 3-3 draw against Brighton at Carrow Road.

Read more
Friday, October 31, 2014
Norwich manager Neil Adams knows what lies in store against Neil Lennon's Bolton. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Neil Adams is warning his Norwich City players to expect a Bolton side cast in the image of new boss Neil Lennon.

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 4°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition