International call-ups for Solihull School rugby stars - The Solihull Observer

International call-ups for Solihull School rugby stars

Solihull Editorial 17th May, 2018   0

SOLIHULL School is celebrating a sporting triumph after three of its young rugby players received England recognition.

Pupils Lewis Holsey, Will Rigg and Noah Heward have all received England call-ups after a string of fine performances.

Team-mate Will Knight is another rising star among the school’s ranks. The 18-year-old has just been appointed captain of the Midlands Counties after his success as skipper of the Warwickshire county side.

Lewis Holsey was selected at prop for England under-18s and has won caps against France, Scotland and Wales.

The promising 17-year-old, who has also been recruited by the Worcester Warriors Academy, is now preparing for the upcoming Six Nations festival which also features Scotland, Italy and France.

Inside centre Will Rigg has progressed from a Warwickshire county player to join the England Counties under-18s team and the highly-rated 18-year-old was recently capped against the Ireland Clubs under-18 side.

Adaptable 17-year-old Noah Heward can play at fly-half or full-back and his versatility has earned him a place in the England under-17 development squad, along with a spot at Worcester Warriors’ Academy.

School sport director Steve Thompson, said: “Congratulations to all the boys on their call-ups and well-earned achievements.

“It is a real feather in the school’s cap and testament to the high quality of coaching staff and the hard work by the boys themselves.

“We are all delighted with the recognition all four pupils have so far achieved. I’m sure there will be more success to come for them all.”


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