Queen Elizabeth Grammar School rugby players have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the opening ceremony of the United World Games in Austria this weekend.
The Penrith school will compete in the youth games in both the U14 and U18 rugby sevens competitions, and having watched the opening ceremony in 2016 from the stands, they will this year carry the flag and represent GB in the ceremony.
The U18 side will be captained by Bruce Spencer whilst the U14 squad will be led by Penrith’s Louie Johnson. Both sides start their campaign on Friday. The U14s will play their first pool game against German side KBZX Heilbronn, whilst the U18s face RC Mountfield Říčany from the Czech Republic in their opening fixture.
Both teams will face difficult competition as the two tournaments both contain national sides at their respective age groups. Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic will all be sending their national teams to the games.
QEGS are hoping to improve on last year’s performance where the U18 side won their pool.