St Benedict’s Ealing: Benny’s have done the old monks proud

Brendan Gallagher continues his series looking at rugby’s great schools

St Benedict’s Ealing started almost as an offshoot of the Downside School, the Benedictine monks moving into West London to establish another school in 1897, but in rugby terms they have more than proved their equal.
Perhaps the earliest of St Benedict’s alumina – or Old Priorians as they style themselves – to make a splash rugby-wise was hooker Bill Treadwell who was playing for the Wasps first XV at the age of 19 immediately after leaving school. Treadwell won three England caps during the 1966 Five Nations, by whic...

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