8th Dec, 2019

Old Edwardian Jackson to play in Varsity Match

Liam Moakes 4th Dec, 2018

FORMER King Edward VI School pupil Louis Jackson (KES 2011-18) has been selected in the Oxford University squad for the 137th Varsity Match at Twickenham on Thursday.

Jackson captained the school’s successful 1st XV last year and is currently studying classics at Oriel College, Oxford, having obtained 2 A* and 3 A grades in his A-Levels last summer.

The fly-half also played for Warwickshire throughout the age groups and was a member of Premiership side Worcester Warriors’ Academy before heading to university in September.

KES headmaster Bennet Carr said: “It is quite an achievement for a first year to be selected for the Varsity Match and I am truly delighted for Louis.

“He is a very talented all-rounder and yet he is utterly modest with it. I wish him well, although not too well as I will be supporting Cambridge!”

Rob Cook, head of rugby, said: “It is fantastic for Louis, he fully deserves this opportunity. In his time at school he was a role model to many of the younger students.

“Louis is a natural ball player and works extremely hard both on and off the pitch. The students and myself wish Louis all the best on Thursday.”

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