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Rugby: Nick Dundee selected to Welsh Academicals squad for Cambridge University clash

Rugby: Nick Dundee selected to Welsh Academicals squad for Cambridge University clash

A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos has received a call-up to a national student development squad.

Nick Dundee, who left the school in 2017, has been named in the Welsh Academicals squad for their upcoming clash with Cambridge University, which will take place at Taffs Well Rugby Club on Saturday, October 6.

The 19-year-old was part of the Rydal Penrhos Rugby Academy which is run in partnership with Principality Premiership side RGC 1404 and the Welsh Rugby Union, and he emerged as a prominent member of the Gogs’ youth set-up at U16 and U18 level.

Dundee then moved on to ply his trade with WRU National League Division Two North side Bangor last season, turning in a series of exceptional displays to further enhance his growing reputation on the domestic scene.

His exceptional performances caught the eye of ambitious WRU National League Division One North outfit Llandudno, and the Goats secured the back’s signature to further bolster their squad ahead of their expected title challenge this term.

The Academy graduate has begun the season in fine form with Llandudno, who have won each of their opening three league games to sit second in the standings, and they also progressed in the SWALEC Plate last weekend with an outstanding victory at Ruthin.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Everyone at Rydal Penrhos is thrilled for Nick, and there is nobody more deserving of this selection.

“His work ethic and willingness to improve are second to none, and I am confident he can make a significant impact for the Accies against what is sure to be a formidable Cambridge University side.”

Photos by Tony Bale.

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