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Rydal Penrhos pupils help RGC to perfect record at Conwy International Rugby Festival
12th April 2016

A host of Rydal Penrhos pupils helped host side RGC to a perfect end to the Conwy International Rugby Festival.

The third and final day of action took place at Parc Eirias on Saturday, April 9, and the Gogs ensured they finished the competition with a 100 per cent record after a convincing 20-12 victory over Scotland Red.

Despite conditions making things difficult for both sides, the hosts managed to put in another sterling effort for what was their third victory of the week.

Rydal Penrhos pupils Dan Owen, Adam Sabri, Nick Dundee, Euan Humphreys and Henry Davies all contributed significantly to the RGC cause throughout the tournament and earned praise from Director of Sport Allen Boyd.

He said: “They all deserve enormous credit for the way they performed and conducted themselves throughout the festival, and they can be very proud of their efforts.

“Dan captained the side and was one of the standout performers throughout the week and scored in their final game, and Adam’s last minute try ensured victory for RGC on day two.

“Congratulations to them and to RGC for a fine tournament, one that Rydal Penrhos was very proud to be involved in.”

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 also saw Welsh Academicals pick up their second win with a 26-18 win over Scotland Blue, while Italy I beat France East 15-12 in a physical contest.

France West took bragging rights from the final game of the festival, beating Italy II 14-7.

Tegid Phillips, said: “What a week of rugby these youngsters have provided. For some, this Festival may well be the highlight of their rugby careers.

“Undoubtedly, for some others it will be a stepping stone onto Under 20 and full international honours. Whatever their future, all the players have been a credit to their country and themselves.”

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