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Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 16:25
15 Freddie Steward (Norwich School)

14 Zack Godfrey (Stamford School)

13 Ronnie Du Randt (Denstone College)

12 Andre Dunn (Langley School)

11 Will Poland (Bishop Vesey)

10 Sam Costelow (Oakham School)

9 Jonny Law (Rugby School)

1 Keston Lines (Wyggeston & QE College)

2 Jamie Harding (Denstone College)

3 James Whitcombe (Woodhouse Grove School)

4 George Martin (Brooksby Melton College)

5 Cameron Jordan (Oakham School)(c)

6 Henri Lavin (Wyggeston & QE College)

7 Taylor Gough (Wyggeston & QE College)

8 Thom Smith (Langley School)

Replacements

16 Finlay Gibson (Brooksby Melton College)

17 Alex Maxwell (Brooksby Melton College)

18 Joe Latham (Wyggeston & QE College)

19 Xander Purcell (Wyggeston & QE College)

20 Dave Koelman (Stamford School)

21 Will Yarnell (Loughborough Grammar School)

22 Jacob Fewtrell (Denstone College)

23 Sam Wager (Wyggeston & QE College)

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
PrestonTiger (IP Logged)
09 March, 2018 22:29
Not many secondary comprehensives there.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
10 March, 2018 09:51
smiling bouncing smiley

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
10 March, 2018 11:16
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PrestonTiger
Not many secondary comprehensives there.

Its tough to tell as the guys move at 16. George Martin is from a normal academy school in Quorn but has moved at 16 to BMC presumably for his rugby. Sam Costelow is from a Welsh comprehensive (Pencoed I think) and has gone to Oakham on a scholarship. Dave Koelman is actually Dutch and on some sort of sponsored exchange from Holland. I'd guess there are probably a few more with pretty normal backgrounds like that in the team.

There's definitely more to be done, particularly on the PR element as listing them like this does present as though its just a team of public school boys, but its not quite as "bad" as just listing the current schools presents.

Interesting to note that Wager and Yarnell have already made their first team debuts but are only on the bench here. Yarnell did the lovely chip for Holmes in the AWC game.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
10 March, 2018 12:13
Isn't Brooksby an agricultural college, farmers lads?

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Yorkie (IP Logged)
10 March, 2018 12:19
The other thing to consider is actually how many "state" schools actually teach rugby seriously and have a set of school teams.



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Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
10 March, 2018 12:32
Well there are something like 30 rugby clubs in Leicestershire and only something like 10 independent schools. They aren't providing all the players!

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Seal (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 03:34
As an Old Veseyan nice to see Poland in the side

A state school too, if a grammar.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Seal (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 03:35
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Yorkie
The other thing to consider is actually how many "state" schools actually teach rugby seriously and have a set of school teams.

Plenty of rugby playing state grammars in the Midlands.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Johns (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 07:44
Does it matter which school a good young prospect went to?

It is a matter of finding the best young rugby players and developing them.

It would be better for the game if the RFU along with the clubs got actively involved in getting state schools and private schools to play rugby.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
OldBT (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 07:51
BMC is a FE College that now does a range of courses. Sports is one of the largest intake they have. Next year there could be 50 Tigers academy students, the facilities are good dedicated sports buildings, 3G pitch etc.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 10:51
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Johns
Does it matter which school a good young prospect went to?
It is a matter of finding the best young rugby players and developing them.

It would be better for the game if the RFU along with the clubs got actively involved in getting state schools and private schools to play rugby.

On one hand no it doesn't matter.

But I think the point is the potential that is being missed. Ignoring girls schools for obvious reasons and schools with around 100 pupils there are only 8 independent schools in Leicestershire. This link suggests there are literally over 100 secondary state schools in Leicestershire.

Looking at the U-14s boys as a guide, there are quite a few schools with an active team, though not in the context of the above number of schools.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Johns (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 11:33
I go back to my comment re the RFU and Clubs, our club have been involved for years with Tag Rugby financed by sponsorship.

Is here a follow up programme within schools to play RUGBY?

A partnership between the Schools, RFU, professional clubs and the amateur sector could work together to encourage youngsters (boys & girls)to take up the sport.

All areas should get need to work together.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 11:34
So that last time we won the Northern Conference was in 2013. The most selected players that year were:

15. Perry Humphreys Played 42 games for Worcester after playing a single game for Leicester.

14. David Williams Now playing for Nottingham in the Championship, statbunker says has played 16 games for them. Also plays for Trent in the BUCs.

13. Henry Purdy Now playing for Gloucester, played over 70 games for them after 4 games for us.

12. Javiah Pohe Played 30 games in 2 years for Carcassone in Pro D2, now dropped right off and is playing locally for South Leicester.

11. Rhys Williams Dropped totally off the radar. Played for Moseley for a bit. Statbunker suggests he played for Ospreys this season in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, but the Ospreys site has a different D.o.B. so with such a common name I think its likely not the same guy.

10. Oli Bryant Now at Jersey, started 5 games this season with another 7 off the bench. Left us in the summer.

9. George Prince No record of him since 2016 playing for Clifton.

1. Owen Hills Still plays for us. Mainly in Nat 1 for Loughborough.

2. Harry Thacker Played 70 games for the first team. Apparently not enough so moving to Bristol.

3. Neale Farthing Went to university and now has a proper job. Playing for Hinckley which is still a decent level to be fair.

4. Matthew Hubbart Plays locally for Stoke. Unfortunately this is the top google result for his name.

5. Joe Maksymiw Still plays for us. Made his Prem debut this season.

6. Oliver Povoas Played 9 games for Coventry this season.

8. Ed Milne Training to be a doctor, playing semi-regularly in Champ for London Scottish

7. Will Owen Playing some Anglo-Welsh games for Wasps. Seems to be at the level where he can always pick up a contract but struggles to actually get games.


Other guys to play that year were Tom Hudson and Charlie Beckett, both now at Gloucester. Hudson actually retired for a while with a nerve injury but thankfully got better and is playing again.

International props Djustice Duru-Sears and Tiziano Pasquali also played a couple of games each.

Also had a young french lock on loan from Clermont called Arthur Ittaria, wonder whatever happened to him? (Sm128)

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 11:42
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Johns
I go back to my comment re the RFU and Clubs, our club have been involved for years with Tag Rugby financed by sponsorship.
Is here a follow up programme within schools to play RUGBY?

A partnership between the Schools, RFU, professional clubs and the amateur sector could work together to encourage youngsters (boys & girls)to take up the sport.

All areas should get need to work together.

I have no idea but it is something I wonder about too. Given all they do you'd think there would be some.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 13:00
Wonder if Pohe can do himself a Hurrell.

Same type of player aswell now.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 16:24
Good start so far
22 - 7 30 mins gone
2 tries from Steward and a try from Jordan. Costelow with 2 conversions and a penalty.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
S4llyC (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 16:36
Half time score 29-7.

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
Ayerzawannabe (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 16:52
36-7 try by Lavin. on top of the tries by Jordan, Steward x 2 and Dunn.

COME ON TIGERS!!!!!!

 
Re: Tigers Junior Academy finals team
SK 88 (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 17:06
43-7 up with 15 minutes to go.

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