A talented young rugby scholarship student at Bishop Burton Colleg has been called up to represent England.
Student Api Bavadra, 18, has been drafted into the England Sevens squad to compete in the HSBC World Sevens Series in Paris. The competition which he will be playing in will also be shown live on Sky Sports.
The first national rugby sevens title win in Bishop Burton College’s history will provide a platform for students to go onto even greater success.
That’s the view of further education rugby coach Tomasi Tanumi, who saw his side win the Association of Colleges (AoC) Rugby Sevens Championship for the first time after an intense schedule of nine games in just three days.
A strange game. Seventy points and the closest of finishes but by no means the rousing encounter the final score suggests. Beverley started disastrously and spent all the match trying to catch up as Westoe
Beverley began the second half of their league programme with a comfortable win in damp and murky conditions at Penrith. There were periodic bursts of good rugby but generally this was a pretty low key affair.
At halftime this match looked as good as all over. By the end it had become a hard-fought rousing contest. Despite wet conditions underfoot and a near gale both sides played with bags of adventure producing an afternoon of nine tries and plenty of excitement.