Llandovery College pupils cheer on international players


There were plenty of cheers at Llandovery College when Wales thrashed Argentina at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on Saturday.
The College was immensely proud to have three of its former pupils starting the second autumn international.
George North, Alun Wyn Jones and Rhodri Jones all honed their rugby skills at Llandovery College.
George and Rhodri were classmates together and left school just three years ago.
Since he left Llandovery College, Ospreys lock Alun Wyn Jones has clocked up an amazing record of 72 Wales caps and six Lions Test caps.
George North, meanwhile, has grown into one of the most influential Welsh backs of recent times and has already made it into the history books as the youngest try-scorer in the World Cup.
Both George and Alun Wyn toured with the British Lions this summer with Alun Wyn captaining Wales in the third test against Australia.
Scarlets rookie Rhodri Jones is seen the new kid on the block, by making his third appearance and second start for Wales on Saturday.
He stepped into big shoes as he replaced injured Adam Jones, one of the world’s greatest props.
Llandovery College’s Head of Rugby, Iestyn Thomas, said the selection of the three old boys further strengthened Llandovery College’s reputation as one of the finest rugby breeding grounds in Wales.
“Having two British Lions starting in the final test against Australia was a huge honour but the Wales v Argentina game with three old Llandoverians beats even that,” said Mr Thomas.
“It is a huge honour.”
Wales beat Argentina 40-6, with North scoring a spectacular try.

Photo: Three budding rugby stars of the future at Llandovery College - 'Prep' pupils Jack, Thomas and William, who were cheering on the three old Llandovery pupils on Saturday.

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