Aviva Premiership trophy takes pride of place at Langley School rugby festival

Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the A

Langley School hosted teams from around the country for an under-15 tournament and were loaned the Aviva Premiership Trophy for the event, pictured with the Langley team. Picture: Trevor Jackon - Credit: Trevor Jackon

The Aviva Premiership trophy was one of the special guests at the second annual Nationwide Under-15s Rugby Festival hosted by Langley School.

The festival at the south Norfolk school, near Loddon, featured high performing schools from the country such as Eton College, Bedford School, Abingdon and Merchiston Castle.

St Peter's, Gloucester were the overall winners, beating Langley 10-3 in the final to lift the Savills Cup.

Langley's director of sport, Tim Malone, said: 'It is fantastic to see that the Langley Festival has now established itself a major event in the schools calendar.

'From a spectator point view it is a terrific opportunity to see a high level competition hosted in the county. From a coaching perspective it is great to see Langley competing so well against some of the top rugby playing schools in the UK.'

This year, major sponsors of the festival were England kit suppliers Canterbury who came on board along with national property agents Savills who provided hospitality and a new trophy for 2014.

Louis de Soissons, head of Savills residential in Norwich, presented the winners' cup and prizes and said: 'The second Langley School Rugby Festival was a tremendous success. The weather was very kind and the standard of rugby played by all teams was terrific.

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'The two days resulted in a very exciting final and I was delighted to present the winning prizes. Savills is pleased to support such a worthwhile and well supported event which is becoming an important fixture in the National Schools calendar.'


St Peter's, Gloucester 10 Langley 3 (Savills Cup),Bedford 22 Merchiston Castle 7 (Plate), Eton 15 RGS Newcastle 8 (Bowl), Solihull 10 Abingdon 7 (Shield)