Mass recognition for Stonyhurst rugby players

Back row, from left: Tom Morgan, Favour Maduka, Victor Keunen and Matthew Radley; Front row, from left: Oliver Dean, Jack Scaffardi, Matthew Isola, James Singleton, Joshua Katz.
Back row, from left: Tom Morgan, Favour Maduka, Victor Keunen and Matthew Radley; Front row, from left: Oliver Dean, Jack Scaffardi, Matthew Isola, James Singleton, Joshua Katz.

TWELVE Stonyhurst College rugby players have been selected to play for representative teams at county, regional and academy level, following their recent selection trials.

Matthew Isola was selected for the Lancashire Under 15s XV squad, Oliver Dean, James Singleton and Joshua Katz will join the Lancashire Presidents XV, and Jack Scaffardi will play for the North Lancashire squad.

Victor Keunen, Favour Maduka, Patrick Porter, William Metcalf and Santi Morgan-Garcia will play for the Lancashire Under 16s, with Victor and Favour having the further honour of joining the Under 16s’ North of England squad.

Sixth formers Matthew Radley and Tom Morgan have been selected to play in the Under 18s’ Sale Academy training squad.

Stonyhurst’s Director of Sport, Simon Charles, said: “We are delighted 12 of our pupils have been selected for these high profile representative teams.

“It will be a great experience for them competing at such a high level and is just reward for all their hard work and commitment.”

Stonyhurst College, the Jesuit co-educational day and boarding school in Lancashire, has a distinguished tradition of producing professional rugby players, including Scottish international Joe Ansbro, Ian Balshaw, Will Greenwood and Kieran Bracken.