Congratulations to Upper Sixth student Lucas Friday who was selected to represent England Rugby in the U18s Six Nations Festival tournament in Parma, Italy during the Easter break, and named Man of the Match. 

The tournament was a huge success for the England side, who were the only team to win all three matches, two in dramatic style, finishing top of the table. The final scores were England vs Wales: 36-35, vs Scotland: 28-6 and vs Georgia 26-19. 

Scrum-half Lucas won Man of the Match in the game against Scotland and was named in the team of the second round, a fantastic achievement. 

Mr Roberts, Head of Rugby, says, “After missing his final season at Trinity School through injury it was great to see Lucas back on the field in England colours playing in the U18 Six Nations. It is incredible that he was not only able to come back to play at that level but was one of the outstanding players on the pitch. This is testament to the hard work he has put in all year, to not only rehab and work on his own game but also to support me and the 1st XV during our season. We are all extremely proud to have him representing the school and are excited to follow his rugby career moving forward.” 

Lucas plays for the Harlequins outside of school and debuted for England U18s last year. He is this year’s captain of the first team, a natural leader, and has been working hard alongside the team and coaches, despite being unable to play on the pitch.  

Lucas is passionate about the game, and always happy to help others develop their skills including helping coach the U14 Rugby team during this season’s cup run. 

To find out more about sports captains at Trinity School in Croydon, please view recent article in biannual magazine In Trinity, which aims to give a taste of life at the school – linked here. 

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