Rydal Penrhos pupils part of RGC success on day one of Conwy International Festival.
5th April 2016

A number of Rydal Penrhos pupils were part of the RGC U16 side who began a prestigious rugby tournament in positive fashion.

The Conwy International Festival is taking place from April 3-9, with U16 teams from far and wide staying at Rydal Penrhos during the tournament.

The competition is a replacement for the Wellington Festival, which was held for a number of years at Wellington College in Berkshire, but has now changed towards a premiership academy competition.

Day one took place on Sunday, April 3 in-front of a bumper crowd at Parc Eirias, and Scotland Red got their tournament off to a flyer with a 29-12 win over Wales Academicals.

The biggest surprises so far have been the two Italian sides, with Italy I beating France West 28-24 and Italy II gaining a 17-15 victory over France East.

The home side RGC also made a positive start with a convincing 22-5 win over Scotland Blue, and pupils Euan Humphreys, Dan Owen, Henry Davies, Nick Dundee and Adam Sabri were all part of the Gogs’ squad.

They will be looking for further success when Day Two kicks off on Wednesday, April 6.

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

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “It was a brilliant first day and it was great to see our pupils doing so well with the RGC side.

“Our Academy is run in partnership with RGC and it has provided great success this season, and hopefully the home side can keep their momentum going in the final two days of action.

Tickets are priced at £3 per day for the final two days of action, with the third and final day taking place on Saturday, April 9.

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