Historic Barbarians Clash

Whitchurch High School Rugby Talents Shine in Historic U18 Barbarians Clash

In a historic moment for Whitchurch High School Rugby Academy, three outstanding players – Iestyn Hutchings (Captain), Theo Lewis, and Isaac Godfrey – donned the Barbarians jersey for the first-ever U18 Barbarians squad. This remarkable event marked the celebration of 200 years since the inception of rugby, with a special match against Rugby School, the birthplace of our beloved game.

On Saturday, December 9th, the young talents took to the field in a thrilling encounter that showcased the essence of rugby and the spirit of the game. The final score, Rugby School 38, Barbarians 33, attests to the intensity and competitiveness of the match that unfolded on the historic grounds.

Isaac Godfrey's exceptional performance did not go unnoticed, as he was rightfully named the player of the match. His contributions on the field demonstrated not only individual skill but also a deep understanding of the collective effort required in rugby. Godfrey's outstanding display undoubtedly left a lasting impression on players, coaches, and spectators alike.

The match served as a platform for these promising athletes to showcase their talent at the highest level and make a mark in the storied history of the sport. The trio from Whitchurch High School Rugby Academy not only upheld the standards of the Barbarians but also displayed the values of camaraderie, respect, and sportsmanship that define rugby.

As these young players continue to pursue excellence on the rugby field, their achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring athletes within the academy and beyond. The historic clash against Rugby School will be remembered as a significant milestone in the careers of Iestyn Hutchings, Theo Lewis, and the standout player of the match, Isaac Godfrey, as they continue to make strides in the world of rugby.