Premiership rugby star Cadan Murley visited Marlborough on Friday 4th November, passing on his knowledge to a range of school squads across the age-groups.
The Harlequins player accepted an invitation from Head of Rugby, Terry Gilmour, who coached the winger during his time at Bishops Wordsworth’s. 23-year old Murley cast his eye over the XV on Hamersley in preparation for their weekend fixture, before a meet and greet with each of the U14, U15 and U16 sides.
The winger has been in fine form for Quins this season and is second top scorer in the Gallagher Premiership side with seven tries. Such form caught the eye of England selectors, and he has been included in Eddie Jones’s squad for this weekend’s Autumn Nation Series match against Japan on Saturday.
Director of Sport, Rebe Horton, offered her thoughts on the visit: “We are very grateful to Cadan for his visit, especially with such a busy schedule with England to come, and for spending time with our young players.
“Cadan has excelled since leaving school and he has risen to the top of the English game. He is a real inspiration for Marlborough rugby players perhaps wishing to have a career in the game themselves.”
Meanwhile, Marlborough’s 1st XV enjoyed national success of their own on Tuesday afternoon with a 49-29 victory against Seaford College in the South West A Regional Final (third round) stage of the Schools Cup. The XV now progress to the national quarter-final stage of the competition.