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Tigers Norfolk Academy
Farmboy (IP Logged)
14 March, 2018 06:38
Tigers Norfolk Academy (Langley School) are playing in the U18 Vase final at Twickenham this afternoon.[m.youtube.com] live feed

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
tigerburnie (IP Logged)
14 March, 2018 09:14
Hope they have a good day

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
Farmboy (IP Logged)
14 March, 2018 17:35
They won

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
Stopsy (IP Logged)
14 March, 2018 23:28
Well done all

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
daktari (IP Logged)
15 March, 2018 16:47
Much to be optimistic about with the youngsters coming through our associated academys and the recent success of age grade teams.

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
Yorkie (IP Logged)
15 March, 2018 20:01
The wilderness years with our player conveyor belt are perhaps over? Changes made a little while ago are now starting to work their way through the system?



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Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
daktari (IP Logged)
15 March, 2018 20:06
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Yorkie
The wilderness years with our player conveyor belt are perhaps over? Changes made a little while ago are now starting to work their way through the system?

We can but hope , wait and see the outcome over the coming seasons, but the indicators are looking brighter.

 
Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
Yorkie (IP Logged)
15 March, 2018 20:09
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daktari

the indicators are looking brighter.


Only because the 40 watt bulb blew and someone replaced it with a 100 watt bulb by mistake!


(Sm159)



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Re: Tigers Norfolk Academy
Farmboy (IP Logged)
21 March, 2018 17:17
Five Langley Rugby Captains play for Leicester Tigers
Wednesday 21 Mar 2018
On Tuesday 20th March Leicester Tigers took on Wasps in the Aviva Premiership A League and featured an incredible five 1st XV captains from Langley School.
Despite the fact that both teams have an eye on qualifying for the A League semi-finals, these games always present clubs with development opportunities for the younger players, who are often given the chance to mix it up with their more experienced counterparts.
As was the case for Tigers who included Matt Smith with over 200 senior caps in the midfield and South African International prop Pat Cilliers. Among the ranks of the up and coming players were the five Norfolk boys who have not only come through the ranks of the Langley School rugby programme, but who have all led the 1st XV at the School.
These included the oldest of quintet, Will Foster, who started on the wing for the Tigers side and has been combing playing in the A League fixtures alongside studying at Loughborough and playing for the Students. Will led the class of 2014 and remembers beating Eton College to win their group at the National 7s and progress to the knockout stages as being a real highlight. He was joined in the starting line up by the Langley's current Captain, Thom Smith, who pulled on the Number 8 shirt for his first senior experience for the club. On the bench was Thom's co-Captain and Langley School team mate Andre Dunn. The boys have just experienced an incredible two weeks that has seen them make their second appearance at Allianz Park in five days to win the Academy League for Leicester Tigers, they were then offered senior professional contracts at Tigers and two days later they led the Langley School 1st XV to a famous victory at Twickenham in the U18 Schools' Vase.
Also on the bench was Harry Mahoney, the hooker who has just signed a third year on his professional contract and Will Findlay who is combining playing rugby with studying at Loughborough University. Will captained number of unbeaten age group sides at school including an U15 team that reached the quarter finals of the Natwest Cup, before bowing to eventual winners Warwick School. Will followed Harry into the Tigers Academy and formed part of a large cohort of Langley players in the squad and that also saw the beginning of the Good2Great partnership between the school and club.
With the introduction of the bench, the five Langley boys made up an incredible one third of the Tigers team for a spell in the second half. Despite being outscored six tries to three by a heavier Wasps side, the game provided a great playing opportunity for the young players.
"This just goes to show what the strength and depth there is in the rugby programme at the School and how well the partnership with Leicester Tigers is operating. Most importantly it demonstrates that we are part of a pathway into the professional game that is actually working." Commented Director of Sport, Tim Malone. "To see these boys going on and getting playing opportunities in a professional environment reflects very well on what we are doing here to develop and support the players. All of these players showed great potential, work ethic and leadership at Langley and we hope that they continue to take the opportunities that the club gives them in their life after Langley School."


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