England Rugby Success for Lennox
Following in the footsteps of former Christ’s Hospital pupil, Joe Launchbury, current Year 11 pupil Lennox Anyanwu has been selected in the starting XV to represent England against Wales on Sunday 30 April.
While most were enjoying a well-earned rest over the Easter holidays, CH pupils Lennox Anyanwu and Matthew Attalah represented Harlequins in the RFU Academies u16 festival at Wellington College. These matches are used as a ‘final’ selection for the England u16s team. Both boys represented Christ’s Hospital very well with Matthew scoring a spectacular try against Wasps. Lennox impressed throughout the week and has just received the news that he will represent England.
Dave Messenger, Director of Sport at CH commented: “It is tremendous to see Lennox’s years of effort rewarded with selection for the England 16 Group. It is also testimony to the coaching and guidance he has received from former CH Director of Rugby Andy Turner and our current Director of Rugby Ian Davies. Without doubt Lennox is a role model for other CH pupils and it is fitting that as the first recipient of the Christ’s Hospital Joe Launchbury rugby scholarship, he, like Joe, will be representing his country.”
Lennox was over the moon when he received a message from Joe Launchbury to wish him luck for this Sunday’s match: “Lennox, good luck for this weekend’s game against Wales. It is just reward for all your hard work and talent. It’s a fantastic opportunity for you to play with and against the best players of your age group and test yourself. I’m sure I speak on behalf of all Old Blues (former CH pupils) when I say I wish you all the best for the game and hope it’s the first of many. Make sure you enjoy it.”