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Friday, 20 August 2010
Former Bolton School Head Boy and 1st XV rugby captain Jack
Forster, made a quick phone call to his former rugby coaches at the
school when his current team the Sale Sharks became stuck in heavy
congestion on the M6 on Thursday afternoon. Sale's first
team squad was travelling to Glasgow for the Friday night friendly
match via a training session at Carlisle RUFC. Due to a
serious incident on the motorway it became evident they would not
make their destination.
Messers Joseph and Fernside returned to school and
arranged for the squad to train on the first XV pitch, rather than
be sat on the motorway for an unknown amount of time. Balls were
hastily blown up and the school maintenance team ensured there was
hot water back on at the showers.
The players, which included world cup winner Ben
Cohen, were put through their paces by Sharks Head Coach Mike
Brewer. Brewer, a former All Black, was full of praise for the
standard of the school pitches and the cooperation of the many
departments at Bolton School who rallied round to put on the
event despite all the summer work going on at school.
To show their gratitude, Brewer also said he would bring the
full squad back in the near future to train in front of the school
rugby players. With the motorway clearing, the squad eventually
left to make their way to Glasgow.
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