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City Uni helps Sam achieve rugby dream

Worcester Editorial 23rd Jan, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A PROMISING rugby player has thanked the city’s university for helping to keep his dream of representing Scotland in this summer’s Junior World Cup alive.

Sam Thomson, who is a member of Worcester Students Rugby Club, has been awarded a scholarship by the University of Worcester to help him pay for travel, kit and other expenses associated with his career in the sport.

The funds come after the 19-year-old from Stirlingshire was recently named in Scotland’s 32-man squad ahead of the u20 Six Nations.

Mr Thomson, who has helped Worcester Students reach the top of BUCS Midlands 1A, said he was now looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the Scotland squad before the tournament gets underway later this month.

“The money will benefit me greatly,” he said. “I’ve been playing rugby since I was eight and once I hit the age of about 15 I really started to focus a lot of my time and effort on the sport.

“In the coming weeks, I will be fighting for a starting spot for the Six Nations tournament and then once that is over I hope to travel with the squad to New Zealand for this summer’s Junior World Cup.

“Long term, I’d love to be able to continue playing rugby and see where it takes me.”

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