Academy Rugby for RGS Pupils
Two pupils from RGS Worcester recently played in an Under 16 Rugby League match against Scotland as part of the Mercian Development Academy (MDA). The MDA is a Category 3 Rugby Football League Academy based in Malvern, Worcestershire.
Torr Strange and Ben Gaubert, both Year Eleven, travelled to Wigan to play in the full international game. MDA led 10-4 at half time and the score with seconds on the clock was 22-22. MDA conceded a try in the last play of the game and the final result was MDA 22 – Scotland 28.
Despite the loss, this is an incredible achievement and not only does Scotland wish to have a home and away re-match but Ireland and numerous professional Rugby academies have requested fixtures in the future.
Well done to the two players.