Croydon school pupils enjoy rugby masterclass from World Cup winner Jason Robinson


Cumnor House School took part in the annual Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens event.


A Croydon school have been taking tips from England legend Jason Robinson after the World Cup winner gave them a coaching masterclass at a rugby sevens tournament.
Cumnor House School were taking part in the annual Rosslyn Park HSBC National School Sevens event when Robinson stepped in to take their warm-up and pass on some last-minute advice.
Robinson, an HSBC ambassador, was impressed by what he saw and hopes those who played for Cumnor House will now be inspired to carry on playing rugby.
He said: “I know just speaking to the kids they are so excited about this every year and when you think the likes of Ben Gollins, Josh Lewsey, Lawrence Dallaglio and I think Will Carling have played in Rosslyn Park Sevens it just shows what you can go on to.
“There is no better place to come and watch young rugby talent. Hopefully they will keep progressing and they will keep getting stronger as a team, as individuals, and even if they don’t go on to that higher level it’s all about enjoying rugby.
“The emphasis is on attacking, it’s all about the spaces, it’s all about creating space, it’s all about speed. When you go to a sevens tournament you see lots of tries and for that is what for me it is all about.”
Max Summers, 12, a Cumnor House pupil, was thrilled to meet one of his heroes.
“It was incredible to have a rugby training session with one of the best players in rugby ever in the world,” he said.
“He is a really good role model. It is a massive privilege to have that done by him so I am really happy.”
Rugby World Cup winner and British & Irish Lions legend Jason Robinson is an HSBC ambassador. Jason was attending Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens tournament running special coaching clinics for participating schools courtesy of HSBC. For more information visit
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