With half term just around the corner, the rugby club can look back on what has been an action packed 10 weeks so far.
Pre-season started back in mid-August with boys from all age groups coming to voluntary fitness work in their summer holidays. This has meant that the building blocks were in place so that teams could start the season raring to go.
So far, the school has played 67 games, winning 35 and losing 32. The 1st XV remain unbeaten with the 3rd XV, 16A, 15B and 15C’s all having particularly strong seasons.
There have been a number of great performances, however three stood out the most. Firstly, the 14D vs Christ Hospital match saw the team register their first victory in a terrific 37-32 win. In addition, the U16As performed brilliantly vs Hampton, and the 1st XV won at Allianz Park against a strong Berkhamsted team with a large crowd supporting them.
Two current pupils have had International selection for the current season, with both Will Trenholm and Oscar Beard being selected for the England U18 squad. Several pupils remain in elite academies with Will Trenholm, Oscar Beard, Toby Kemp, Jake Golding, Sam Sommers and Josh Tusler being part of the Harlequins set up, and Finn Brown with London Irish.
There has also been incredibly exciting news from our recent leavers as well with Hugh Tizard making his debut for Quins 1st XV vs Saracens. Will Collier and Dino Lamb-Cona have played for Harlequins 1st XV and against Saracens, meaning that Cranleigh had three players in their match day squad. Hayden Hyde played for Ulster A in the interpro matches after signing for Ulster from School last year.
Henry Taylor has played three matches for Northampton Saints (scoring twice and three assists). Charlie Piper won the North Harbour cup with his club team in New Zealand.
Harry Elrington has started two games for London Irish this season, whilst Harry Barlow has started for London Scottish in the Championship alongside James Cordy-Redden and Seb Stegmann for Ealing Trailfinders.
Bear Williams and Sam Lubbock have played for Rosslyn Park 2nd XV this season in the Zoo trophy. Sam Arnold has been injured for Munster, but has been rewarded for his performances and attitude by being selected in the leadership group for Munster at the age of 23 yrs old.