School praises up and coming rugby star

Riley Hatcher.Photo: Bungay High School.

Riley Hatcher.Photo: Bungay High School. - Credit: Archant

Bungay High School has heaped praise upon one of its pupils as he pursues his rugby dream.

Riley Hatcher, who is currently in Year 10 at the school, plays for the Northampton Saints.

A spokesman for the school said: 'Riley has been training all season will Northampton Saints under-15s.

'He trains weekly in Colchester and also has the occasional session at Franklin gardens, Northampton Saints home ground.

'Most recently Riley was selected to play for the Saints under-15 team at a national 12-a-side tournament held at Sheffield Hallam University.'

The spokesman added: 'He was selected to play in the front row of the scrum as tighthead prop, but due to injuries also got to play as hooker and loosehead prop.

'The next step for Riley is to begin training in July with Northampton Saints under-16 squad and also try to play for the under-16 Eastern Counties team.

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'We wish Riley the very best of luck for the new season.'