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.

Support your community by viewing your local businesses

Please wait

You will be able to read the article in 5 seconds

Thank you for supporting your local community

You may now read the article

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 Beccles and Bungay sport

Yesterday, 18:46
The Beccles team at the Futsal.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League welcomed six new Futsal teams on Sunday as it moved up to the under 8 age group.

Yesterday, 14:14
Suffolk FA launches the 'Silent Weekend', pictured left to right, development manager Nathan French and county development team members Mike Phillips, Phil Woolnough, Paige Shorten, Michael Cornall and Gary Pinyoun.

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Yesterday, 06:30
Jack Wilmot flying over the bullfinch jump at the Waveney Harriers Hunting Show. Photo by Chris Doyle Photography

Waveney Harriers, for the second year running, ran a popular hunting show at Broads Equestrian Centre in Barnby.

Friday, January 23, 2015
TAKE THE STRAIN: Action from Beccles seconds narrow 19-12 win over North Walsham.

Beccles II 19 North Walsham II 12

Most Read

Yesterday, 18:46
The Beccles team at the Futsal.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League welcomed six new Futsal teams on Sunday as it moved up to the under 8 age group.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30
Jack Wilmot flying over the bullfinch jump at the Waveney Harriers Hunting Show. Photo by Chris Doyle Photography

Waveney Harriers, for the second year running, ran a popular hunting show at Broads Equestrian Centre in Barnby.

Read more
Action from the Norfolk Schools Cross-Country competition at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Over 400 young athletes braved the elements at the Norfolk Schools Cross Country Championships.

Read more
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Beccles Town first team manager Mick Broxup receives an award from chairman Arnie Poll.

Beccles Town Football Club held its annual meeting at the clubhouse recently, in front of a receptive audience.

Chairman Arnie Poll congratulated and thanked the team, the committee and everyone associated with the club on probably their best season ever, finishing ninth in the Anglian Combination Premier Division, being runners-up in the Mummery Cup (senior league knock-out cup) and winning the Suffolk Senior Cup at Portman Road, Ipswich.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14
Suffolk FA launches the 'Silent Weekend', pictured left to right, development manager Nathan French and county development team members Mike Phillips, Phil Woolnough, Paige Shorten, Michael Cornall and Gary Pinyoun.

Silence could be golden in Norfolk if a trial to cut out noise on the sidelines of youth football matches across the border is deemed to be a success.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 4°C

min temp: 0°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today E-edition