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Trent Rugby Players, Past & Present

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The summer proved to be a busy one for Trent Rugby stars past and present. The end of the 2013-14 season saw Chris Whitehead (1997-2003) sadly retire from the game due to a recurring neck injury. Chris finished his playing career at Premiership side, Exeter Chiefs, where his superb contribution in his final match enabled the ‘Chiefs’ to secure victory in the LV Cup Final. We wish Chris every success in the future.

Jim Wigglesworth (2005-12) signed for Bedford Blues from Cambridge and his continued rise through the ranks has been backed up by some sparkling performances for the England Counties team.

Nick Gray (2006-13), son of Scottish International and current 1st XV Forwards coach Chris Gray, gained selection for Scotland U19’s. Nick has also trained with Championship side, Nottingham, over the summer, with whom is father also played.

Jamie Gray (2004-11), Nick’s older brother, is tasting Professional Rugby in Scotland with Currie having represented England Students in his time at Exeter University.

After capping off his time at Trent with helping the 1st XV to victory at Twickenham in the Natwest Vase Final, James Fish (2012-14) was signed by Northampton Saints after two years in the Academy. He was then selected to Tour South Africa with the England U19 side and played in all three victorious matches against France, and South Africa.

Current pupil, Will Allman (2008-present), continued his rise in the game by playing in the Premiership Sevens for Northampton at The Stoop in August. He then went to Ireland with the Saints Academy and finished his pre-season with a narrow defeat to Leinster Academy. Will is also part of the England U18 Squad this season.

Jack Dickinson (Y11) and Charlie Livesey (Y11) are part of the Leicester Tigers TDP and spent a week on camp with the Club over the summer. Both boys have been selected for the U16 Midlands training squad and we hope that they will continue to receive further honours this year.


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