The Uruguay Rugby Team has left Moulton College following a nine day stint at the Team Base to take on Fiji at the Rugby World Cup 2015.
The squad of 31 players and 18 staff have been making use of the rugby pitch, swimming and free weights gym before their third pool match on October 6 at MK Stadium. The College’s Rugby students have been lucky enough to watch the team train and to have a game of tag rugby with them.
A group of twenty two students got their first glimpse of what it’s like to play for an international team on Friday, something which many of Moulton College students go on to do. Tom Collins and Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi have both progressed to the England U20’s squad through Moulton’s Rugby Academy.
Molly Green, Rugby Academy student at Moulton said, “It was really good to watch the Uruguay team training and get into a bit of a game with them. We wanted to do well because we were in front of a professional team and it was great fun.”
Santiago Slinger, Uruguay Team Manager, said, “The facilities at Moulton are great and have ensured that the team are ready for their match at MK Stadium. The pitch was outstanding and we’ve enjoyed the chance to inspire the next generation of rugby stars.”
Moulton College offers world-class facilities, including a cryotherapy chamber, with many facilities used by local and national sporting teams. The College has trained many successful Rugby and sports players through its Sports Academies. Anyone wishing to know more about its sports provision and see the facilities themselves is encouraged to visit the College during one of its regular Open Events.