'All Star Rugby' Success Continues
Stamford School First XV Captain, Connor Collett, capped off a brilliant 2013 by being named in the prestigious Rugby World All Stars Team of the autumn term. Connor is the third Stamford School First XV Captain in a row to make the Rugby World All Stars side following Tom Gulland in 2012 and Louis Grimoldby in 2011 – who has just been selected to represent England for the Under 20s Six Nations team.
Pleased with his achievements Connor paid tribute to his team mates: “It’s great to get the recognition, but ultimately I have been lucky to have a great bunch of team mates this season!”
Connor has lead the team to 15 wins from 16 games as the side came perilously close to a second successive unbeaten season, losing narrowly away at Bedford School. The First XV have made it through to the last 16 of the NatWest Cup and achieved a Daily Mail ranking of ten in the top UK rugby playing schools, they have not lost at home since November 2010.
Director of Rugby David Laventure was full of praise for his skipper: “Connor has been exemplary all season. As a leader he has always led right from the front and kept his cool in some high pressure situations. As a player his contribution around the breakdown has been invaluable to the side’s success and he should be really pleased with this recognition. He has the ability to play the game at a very high level indeed.”