The students from across the Senior School have been selected to play for elite squads in the South West region.

The boys, who range from age 13 to 17, have been training hard with rugby director and former professional Nicolas Sestaret at Taunton School, and will be playing throughout the season at clubs including Exeter Chiefs and Bristol Bears.

Nicolas says: “We are really proud that so many students have been selected to play for these distinguished academies. It is a reflection of all the hard work we have been doing in school developing them as rugby players and it will give them invaluable experience of playing at the highest level for their age group. COVID-19 has disrupted training by not allowing us to play contact rugby but all players have remained positive and focused on improving skills and fitness.”

Exeter Chiefs

U17: Barney Dietz

Bristol Bears

U18: Nick Payne

Excel U16s

Gabriel Baldegger, Ashley Foster, Michael Hudson, George Nuttycombe, Freddy Perham, Charlie Way.

Excel U15s

Lewis Frost, Ben Giles and Fabian Flay.

Aspire Under 16

Gabriel Cameron

Aspire Under 15 

Bryce Bedingfield, Oliver Butler, Findlay Robertson, Joshua Stuckey, Jack Butler.

Aspire Under 14

Eloic Bell, Brogan Flitton, Thomas Ford, Edward Hudson, Frey Lant, Ollie Mellenchip, Alfie Howells, Henry Kingswell, Anthony McKay, Jack Burnett.