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Tom Williams helps Wales to shield success at Hong Kong 7s

Tom Williams helps Wales to shield success at Hong Kong 7s

A former Rugby Academy star at Rydal Penrhos helped the Wales 7s side to success at a prestigious tournament.

Tom Williams, who left the school in 2014, got some much-needed competitive minutes after recovering from injury at the Hong Kong 7s, before he swiftly departed to the Gold Coast in Australia to compete at the Commonwealth Games.

Gareth Williams’ side ended the competition on a high after finishing 13th out of the 16 teams at the tournament with a 33-5 success over Samoa to secure the consolation prize.

They finished third in pool D after losing to Argentina and the United States before beating France.

Wales face Fiji (Hong Kong winners), Uganda and Sri Lanka in their group at the Games.

The talented back, who is contracted to for Ospreys, was part of the Rydal Penrhos Academy which was run in partnership with Principality Premiership side RGC and the Welsh Rugby Union, which has produced a wealth of internationals and senior figures at high-profile clubs across the country.

Director of Sport Allen Boyd, said: “Tom’s progress is something that is a great source of pride to us here at Rydal Penrhos, and is a further indication of just how much great work has been done at our Rugby Academy in recent years.

“Hopefully he can continue this success when he takes the field at the Commonwealth Games, and everyone at the school wishes Tom and the Welsh side the very best of luck as they go in search of a medal.”

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