Rugby / School sport

Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies visit Plymouth schools


THE Six Nations and Triple Crown trophies won by England earlier this year have been in Plymouth.

The Rugby Football Union lent them to Devon RFU for three days and development officer Rob Masters and community coach Wayne Reed took them around schools in the county.

Plymouth’s Stoke Damerel Community College and Lipson Co-operative Academy were among the schools the trophies visited.

Stoke Damerel PE teacher Matt Hatcliffe admitted it was an honour for his pupils to get a close look at the valuable silverware. The last time England had won both trophies was in 2003.

“It was a fantastic opportunity,” said Hatcliffe, who helps coach rugby at the school.

“We were honoured that Rob and Wayne considered us to visit. It was a good opportunity for students and staff to get up close to the trophies.

“Many of the students have worked hard on their rugby this year and this gives them something to aspire to.”



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