RUGBY: STAR rugby players Tom Croft and Matt Tait joined over 550 parents, players and staff at Warwick School’s annual rugby presentation evening.
The evening marked the end of another successful rugby season for Warwick School, after both the Under 15s and Under 18s teams made their respective finals at England’s headquarters earlier this year.
Warwick’s appearances at Twickenham matched both Croft’s and Tait’s achievements – who also played in National Schools Finals while playing as youngsters.
On top of the U18s being crowned national champions and the U15 team runners-up, the evening was also an opportunity for those players having achieved national caps to present their jerseys to the school.
Nick Rigby and Nick David represented England U18s, Tom Fawcett played at Under 17s level and Angus Macdonald took to the field with Scotland’s U16s squad.
The Most Improved Team of the Year was awarded to the U15A squad, the Under 14s team received the 7s Team of the Year while Team of the Year went to the 1st XV.
Across the age groups there were 50 boys who gained representative honours at Academy level with Northampton, Wasps & Worcester rugby clubs.
The evening also granted the chance for team members to say farewell to Mark Nasey, Warwick School’s director of rugby for 13 years.
During his time in charge, rugby at Warwick has grown dramatically with additional C, D and some E team fixtures being fielded and five national titles attained with a further seven runners-up positions.