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Old Stamfordian Scores First Professional Try

George Cox Nottingham RugbyOn Sunday 17th April Old Stamfordian George Cox scored his first ever professional try for Nottingham Rugby in what was only his second appearance.

George brushed off a challenge to score his first try in his sides 37-27 defeat against promotion-chasing Yorkshire Carnegie in the Championship.

George played for Leicester Tigers and the Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire Rugby Football Union (NLD) at under 15 and 16 before joining Northampton Saints where he went to two academy under 18 finals in consecutive years.

After speaking with Nottingham Head Coach, Martin Haag, he was offered his first professional contract at Nottingham and has now successfully broken in to the first team squad.

He played in two unbeaten First XV teams whilst at Stamford School and toured Canada in 2013. In August 2015 the flanker was selected for the Junior Commonwealth Games England Sevens team to play in Samoa, where his England side finished fourth.

Director of Sport at Stamford School, David Laventure, who watched George score his maiden try, said; “He has done incredibly well playing in the Championship, in the very confrontational back row position at just 18. He has a great deal to learn but is clearly in the right place to develop both his skills and understanding of the game. We look forward to following his career in the future. He often pops back to SES to update us and throw a few weights around the gym.”