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Rugby: Ben Squibb sweeps the board at Newtown presentation evening

Rugby: Ben Squibb sweeps the board at Newtown presentation evening

A former rugby star at Rydal Penrhos swept the board after a memorable campaign for his regional side.

Ben Squibb, who left the school in 2016, took home a pair of honours from Newtown’s end of season presentation evening, which was held earlier this month.

The 20-year-old has been one of the standout performers for the North Wales Intermediate Cup winners, who secured the silverware with a fantastic 29-17 victory over Bangor.

As a result of his fantastic contribution to the cause, Squibb was awarded Newtown’s First XV Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year for the 2017/18 season with the WRU National League Division Two North outfit.

The Veterinary Science student at the University of Bristol also secured the Player of the Month distinction after a superb end to the season.

Squibb was named Rydal Penrhos’ Player of the Year in 2016 thanks to the immense progression he demonstrated under the guidance of the school’s coaching and strength and conditioning staff during his time in the Sixth Form.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “We are always delighted to see our former pupils thriving in a multitude of different sporting areas, which is a real vindication of the foundation they receive here at Rydal Penrhos.

“Ben was a tremendously hard worker who showed a great willingness to improve his overall game, something that really brought with it significant results that bode well for his future challenges.”


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