Lambs South Africa Tour Selection
Three RHS boys have been selected to be part of the Lambs National XV Tour Squad to South Africa this summer. This is a fabulous endorsement to have three members from RHS chosen - Eli Govindasamy, Joel Sheldon and Michael Van Haren have all been playing for the Lambs this year and are delighted to have been selected for the Tour Squad.
Chris Terry, Housemaster at RHS, also celebrates 10 years supporting the Lambs team and is currently Chairman. Chris comments; “The Lambs was founded over 10 years ago to fill a gap for excellent young rugby players, who may not have had other opportunities due to their other school and sporting commitments. I am delighted to see three Royal Hospital School pupils representing the Lambs on their tour to South Africa. All three have impressed over the domestic season and their selection to represent the Lambs on tour is much deserved.”
The Tour is based in and around Cape Town and involves playing some of the powerhouses of South African schoolboy rugby along with time to train and see the sights of this beautiful part of the world. They will have three games against Paarl Boys High School, Stellenbosch Academy and Western Province U18 Academy.
Head of Sport, Nick Cooper, at RHS comments; "Rugby at RHS is one of major boys’ sports at the school and takes place mainly in the Michaelmas Term with 15-a-side and then progresses into the 7’s season in the Lent Term. We have had some fantastic results over the last season, with our 1st XV remaining unbeaten through the Michaelmas Term and then producing an excellent 7’s season where our boys made it through the quarter final of the Rosslyn Park National 7’s. It is great to see that our senior boys are being rewarded and noticed by the Lambs, while we also continue with our strong links with Northampton Saints. This year, 1st XV captain, Archie Kean has signed a professional contract with Northampton Saints for the 2022/23 season, and we look forward to watching his progress over the coming years. We have a number of junior players in the u14, u15 and u16 Northampton Saints development squads too, and it will be exciting to see how these boys develop. We are very lucky to have some very well qualified and committed coaches and teachers of rugby at the school, which means our boys have the opportunity to excel in rugby through their time at the school.”