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Rugby: Sean Lonsdale helps Exeter Chiefs to English Premiership win at Wasps

Rugby: Sean Lonsdale helps Exeter Chiefs to English Premiership win at Wasps

A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos chalked up another English Premiership appearance and victory last weekend.

Sean Lonsdale, who left the school in 2015, turned out for in-form Exeter Chiefs against Wasps, and he contributed significantly late on as they secured a thrilling 42-31 victory on their travels.

The 21-year-old is another hugely successful graduate from Rydal Penrhos’ Rugby Academy, which is run in partnership with Principality Premiership side RGC 1404 and the Welsh Rugby Union.

The initiative has produced a large number of senior squad members for the Gogs, in addition to others plying their trade at high-profile clubs across the country.

Chiefs secured their second bonus-point win of the campaign in fine style, but Elliot Daly and Josh Bassett twice put Wasps in front during a pulsating opening.

This was met by a swift reply from Santiago Cordero, Sam Simmonds and Henry Slade, with Nathan Hughes crossing just before the break to give Wasps a 24-21 half-time.

After the interval saw Simmonds and Slade score again to give the Chiefs the edge. Dan Robson set up a thrilling finale but Don Armand sealed Exeter's victory.

Lonsdale came on as a second-half substitute and provided a huge injection of energy to aid his side’s cause.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “It is great to see Sean performing so well at the highest level of English rugby, and everyone at Rydal Penrhos is absolutely thrilled with the impact he is making for Exeter Chiefs.”

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