Stonyhurst College – Rugby aces among the school’s Saints and VCs

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

STONYHURST College in Lancashire can famously claim to have spawned three Saints, seven Archbishops, seven Victoria Cross heroes, an Oscar winner in Charles Laugton, a President of Bolivia, a Prime Minister of New Zealand and a signatory to the American Declaration of Independence – and to that list of honour can be added a number of exceptional rugby players.
The Jesuit College – founded in 1593 and forced to move to Bruges and Liege at one stage before returning to Britain – turned to rugby only after World War One,...

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