All-Stars Schools Team of the Year

first_img3. James Fish (Trent College) – unstoppable from close range4. Stan South (Whitgift) – hard-working team man5. Charlie Farmer (Sedbergh) – Mr Consistency6. Ollie Lyons (Bedford) – go-forward expert7. Joe Blake (Warwick) – fearless scrapper8. Nick Timoney (Blackrock College) –  big, strong, intelligentFine nine: Millfield’s Tom WhiteleyPlayer of the Year – Tom Whiteley (Millfield)Tom Whiteley moved from full-back to scrum-half in the middle of the Christmas term and the change of position had an immediate impact on his side’s fortunes.Whiteley struck up a great half-back partnership with his skipper Callum Sheedy, his quick service and sniping runs bringing a new dimension to the Millfield attack. Rugby World’s schools correspondent Huw S Thomas picks his top XV from the 2013-14 season – and hands out his Player of the Year award But it was his performances on the sevens circuit that marked him out as a special talent. His beautifully balanced running and ability to run in tries from his own line allied to some astonishing covering work in defence, were the highlights of the schools rugby year.To find out which school won our Team of the Year award and for a round-up of news from the schools circuit, see the July 2014 edition of Rugby World – on sale Tuesday 3 June. All Stars Team of the Year 2013-2014OUR XV rewards those players who not only played well individually but were outstanding team men. Selection was difficult – how to choose for example between four very talented full-backs in Ali Needen (Dulwich), Ben Magee (Woodhouse Grove), Ben Nethersole (Bedford) and Johnny McPhillips (Sedbergh) and six terrfic scrum-halves in Tom Whiteley (Millfield) Alex Mitchell (Lymm HS), Ben Pointon (Rughy), Patrick King (Wellington College), Jack Maplesden (Woodhouse Grove) and Akira Takenaka (Hampton)?This was our final choice:15. Ali Needen (Dulwich) – points machine14. George Wacokecoke (St Joseph’s, Ipswich) – powerful finisher13. Sam Arnold (Cranleigh) – outstanding midfield presence12. Matt Gilsenan (St Michael’s, Dublin) – goalkicker and line breaker11. Will Bailey (Clayesmore) – Lambs’ leading try-scorer10. Seaghan Davey (John Fisher CS) – great touch and feel for the game9. Tom Whiteley (Millfield) – brilliant sevens performances to finish great season1. James Lasis (Brighton College) – superb work-rate but also great tackler2. Dafydd Hughes (Llandovery College) – dynamic in the loose LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more