Rydal Penrhos pupils star in RGC win over Italy at Conwy International Festival
7th April 2016

Rydal Penrhos pupil Adam Sabri was the hero of the hour as RGC notched their second consecutive win at the Conwy International Rugby Festival.

The lower sixth pupil crossed the line in the final minute of their clash with Italy II, which gave them an impressive 10-5 victory after an outstanding defensive display.

Sabri was one of five Rydal Penrhos players that featured in the squad, with fellow pupil Dan Owen putting in another exceptional performance to ensure the home side maintained their 100 per cent record in the competition.

Owen was rewarded for his fine performance when he received a memento from former Wales captain Ryan Jones, who attended the second day of action.

Other pupils in the squad were Euan Humphreys, Nick Dundee and Henry Davies.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “It was a very impressive performance and I thought that our pupils acquitted themselves extremely well.

“The Italians were a very physical side but the RGC rearguard held firm with some exceptional defending, and I thought Adam and Dan were two of the standout performers on show.

“This experience of playing against international calibre teams’ is going to do wonders for their belief, and hopefully RGC can finish the tournament on a high this weekend.”

Day two of the festival saw more outstanding rugby throughout at Parc Eirias, with Italy I gaining their second win of the event with a 31-0 triumph over Welsh Academicals.

France East bounced back from an opening day defeat with a 41-5 win over Scotland Red, while France West also came away with a 19-0 win over Scotland Blue.

Visiting teams have been training at Rydal Penrhos’ facilities throughout the event, in addition to staying at the school’s numerous boarding houses.

The final day’s action will take place on Saturday, April 9 and tickets are priced at £3.

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