|Weight||84kg (13st 3lb)|
Since being introduced to the game at Salisbury RFC when five, Rory Jennings has made great strides. He is now a member of the Bath Academy and studying history, economics, English and biology at Bryanston School at Blandford, Dorset, having been previously educated at Farleigh School, Andover, Hampshire.
Rory first wore an England jersey for the U16 side in matches against Italy in Parma and Wales at Wellington College in 2012 and became the squad’s player of the year. Those are his most memorable experiences so far, along with the final of the 2012 Rosslyn Park Schools Sevens against Wellington College and helping England to win the FIRA/AER European Championship this year.
His aims are to enjoy a successful professional rugby career, study history at university and obtain a degree. Rory said: “My dad and elder brother are my biggest mentors but Russell Henley and St John Coley helped me to develop my love for rugby.
“Bryanston head coaches Mike Pyrgos and Andy Marriott are important influences and Preetpal Bachra, my first coach at the school, helped me to see the game in a different way.”
Rory represented South West U16 last year and his inspiring player is Australia’s James O’Connor. He said: “James is capable of winning the game himself and gets very stuck in for a small guy, giving the big fellas a run for their money which I think is great. The Recreation Ground is my favourite stadium. It has a great atmosphere with lots of rugby history.”
U18 International Record
8 points – 4C
2013 FIRA/AER – P, S, F; SA Tour – W, F
Last updated: August 26, 2013