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Rugby: Henry Maitland-Davies scores three tries in two contests in return from injury with RGC U18s

Rugby: Henry Maitland-Davies scores three tries in two contests in return from injury with RGC U18s

Henry Davies (Photo: Tony Bale)

A Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos has made an encouraging return from injury as part of the RGC set-up.

Henry Maitland-Davies, an Upper Sixth pupil at the school, has been out of action for a number of weeks due to an ankle injury, but made an instant impact for the Gogs’ U18 side.

The scrum-half was named among the replacements for RGC’s clash with Newport Gwent Dragons, and came off the bench to aid his side’s cause with a pair of tries in an impressive outing.

Henry Davies (Photo: Tony Bale)

There was further reason for encouragement in Sunday’s clash with Cardiff Blues at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay, with Davies started for the first time in since his lay-off and scored the hosts only try of the contest.

It promises to be a huge year for the 17-year-old, who narrowly missed out on the Wales U18 squad last year after reaching the final stages of the trial process and he is hoping to go one better this time around as one of the more senior members of the U18 squad.

Also turning out for the Gogs was fellow pupil Tomos Davies, who also gave a good account of himself in his role as pack of the pack.

Tomos Davies (Photo: Tony Bale)

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Henry has worked hard to overcome his injury and this has ensured he has picked up where he left off for RGC.

“He is one of the most talented players in his age category anywhere in the country, and hopefully this will bring with it a great deal of success in his final year with the school and our Academy, which is run in partnership with RGC and the Welsh Rugby Union.”

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