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Under-16s have successful afternoon at Warwick School

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The Under-16s took part in a festival at Warwick School yesterday afternoon where they secured a draw and two wins.

The festival saw six Under-16 sides from professional clubs each play three matches, with Gloucester, Wasps, Leicester Tigers, Yorkshire Carnegie and Saracens also in attendance.

The Saints’ first opponents were Gloucester with both sides scoring two tries as the match ended in a draw.

Their second match saw the Saints take on Wasps where they earned victory by a try to nil. In their final match of the afternoon, the Saints played East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers, outscoring their opponents by five tries to one to end the afternoon with two wins from three.

Ross Stewart, the EPDG Manager at the Saints, said: “Today we’ve had three games and have played Gloucester, Wasps and our final game was against Leicester Tigers.

“The boys had a tough couple of games against Wasps, first at Stowe, and against Worcester on Friday so I think first and foremost the boys did themselves proud today.

“Part of the programme is about exposing the boys to what’s out there and the quality of players at other academies. The weather’s great today and that always helps but exposing them to this quality of player and quality of play is huge for us.

“Warwick has been a great venue; it’s the first time we’ve come to Warwick School. There are lovely big changing rooms and lots of big green spaces and fairly close to us at the Saints so we are pretty happy with the venue! We look forward to coming back next year.”