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Rugby stars past and presented turn out for annual Founders' Weekend Vikings competition

Rugby stars past and presented turn out for annual Founders' Weekend Vikings competition

Rugby stars past and present concluded Rydal Penrhos’ annual Founders’ Weekend celebrations in an eagerly-anticipated competition.

The school’s annual Vikings game took place on Sunday, September 16 and will be taking on a new short game, round-robin format for the first time.

A host of former Rugby Academy stars made a welcome return to New Field, with six teams playing each other with a view to securing the overall crown.

The competition saw a large crowd descend on New Field to see old pupils and the school’s current First XV take the field, and after a hugely competitive day of action it was the 2012 Leavers’ squad that emerged victorious on tries scored from the 2010 team.

There were a host of standout performances on the day, with the school side demonstrating their outstanding defensive prowess to hold the eventual winners and a side that featured former professionals Pat Leach and Gareth Wynne to a 0-0 draw.

Harry Ormerod scooped the try of the day accolade and the overall trophy was named in honour of legendary Welsh international centre and old Rydalian Bleddyn Williams.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “As always, it was a thoroughly enjoyable occasion and I would like to thank everyone that participated and came along to support on behalf of everyone here at Rydal Penrhos.

“We are very proud of our rich rugby history at the school, and it was great to see our current senior squad testing their skills against some of the most accomplished and decorated players to ever emerge from Rydal Penrhos.”

A full gallery of images from the event can be found here

Photos by Tony Bale

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