Thanks are being made for the exceptional fundraising that is supporting Exeter College students to represent England, the college and Exeter Chiefs in a Global Rugby Tournament in Japan – for the second year in a row. Exeter College Rugby Academy, in partnership with Exeter Chiefs, will be once again setting off to Japan for the tournament that will be held at the end of April 2019.
The academy has been selected to represent the England RFU at this year’s Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational Tournament in Japan – the top 16-18 rugby competition in the World.
Truly exceptional fundraising by parents and families, supported by local businesses, the community, friends and family, has raised a remarkable £50,000 to support the team. The Tournament, held at the Global Arena in Fukuoka, Japan, is an invitational tournament and often called the pinnacle of school boy rugby.
The news comes during a ‘golden era’ for rugby at Exeter College. The Exeter College Rugby Academy, in partnership with Exeter Chiefs, recently won the Association of Colleges (AoC) Premier League 2018/19, beating Hartpury in the final, and a number of former students and rugby players are now playing at the top flight of the game.
Former Exeter student Marcus Street has moved into the senior ranks at Exeter Chiefs, Richard Capstick recently had his Premiership debut with the Exeter Chiefs playing against Leicester Tigers. Rus Tuima, who has played for the England Under-19 Squad, is now studying an Apprenticeship at Exeter Chiefs. A large number, including the likes of Sam Rose and Jack Sylvester have also progressed to higher education where they continue to play alongside their studies.
John Laramy, Exeter College Principal and Chief Executive said:
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