Ex-Pocklington schoolboy Rob Webber captains England for first time

LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Rob Webber of England poses for a portrait on August 7, 2012 in Loughborough, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rob Webber
LOUGHBOROUGH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Rob Webber of England poses for a portrait on August 7, 2012 in Loughborough, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rob Webber

Pocklington School has paid tribute to rugby union ace and former pupil Rob Webber, who captained England for the first time at the weekend.

Bath hooker Rob, 26, who left the school in 2005, led his country to a 40-12 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham last Sunday as they warmed up for their tour of South America.

Deputy Headmaster at the school, Andrew Dawes, has spoken of the school’s honour at seeing an ex-pupil captain his country.

He said: “All of us at Pocklington School are enormously proud of Rob Webber.”
Full story in tomorrow’s Pocklington Post (30 May).