Two Felsted School rugby players, Samuel B and Tristan S have been awarded professional contracts with Saracens RFC after impressive performances this year in the U18 Academy squad.
As well as playing for Felsted 1st XV rugby both players were also selected for the England Under 18 development camp earlier in the year.
Samuel B is the current Felsted 1st XV & 1st VII and Saracens U18 Academy Captain who also made his debut for Saracens Storm Senior team this season. Last year Sam also played in two international matches as well as a summer tour to South Africa where he captained England U18 to a victory against France. Sam is studying A Levels in Geography, Business Studies and PE.
Tristan S has played a major part in the success of the 1st XV for two seasons, being the cornerstone of the pack as well as being involved with Saracens U18 Academy, where he has put in some outstanding performances. He joined Felsted in the Prep School and is studying A Levels in Business Studies, Design Technology and PE.
Rugby is a strong discipline at Felsted, with success at every level over the last few years. Overseen by former London Wasps player Andrew Le Chevalier, the school currently holds partnerships with Saracens and Northampton Saints, helping to build a pathway to success for current players at all levels.
Many current pupils play for league academies including six at Saracens, four in the Lambs National Squad and four at Northampton Saints. There are also a number of former Felstedians playing at professional level including Max Malins (Saracens & former England U18 & U20’s) and Ollie Stonham (Saracens & former England U18), Ehren Painter (Northampton Saints former England U18 & U20’s) and Rory Hutchinson, who recently represented Scotland in three Six Nations matches this year.