England success for Old Boy
Local rugby player Michael Allen became the latest Old Stamfordian to don the colours of his country and celebrate success as a member of the England Universities Rugby XV. The squad flew to Portugal to play their National side, with a view to preparing for upcoming matches against France and Wales. The students won the fixture 25 points to 20.
Mike represented the First XV at Stamford School in 2006 and 2007 as well as Stamford RFC from an early age. He is currently studying Business Studies at Hertford and playing for OAs (St Albans) in RFU National League 1.
Mike said: “It was an honour to pull on an English shirt for the first time and a great game to be involved in. Who knows where it may lead? But I am really proud to get my first cap and want to thank everyone at Stamford School and my rugby club who have helped me along the way.”
His former First XV Coach David Laventure added; “Students rugby is at a very high standard with all the players attached to Premiership and National league clubs. Mike has done brilliantly and should enjoy every minute of it!”
Mike’s School First XV colleague and fellow Old Stamfordian Jeremy Cunnew also made the squad as a non-traveling reserve.