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Old Monmothians cover all bases in rugby international

February 8th, 2021
Old Monmothian, Wayne Barnes, referees a Premiership match. Picture: Andrew Fosker/Seconds Left Images.

Old Monmothian, Hallam Amos, made a winning 23rd Test appearance for Wales’ rugby team in their opening Six Nations match.

The 26-year-old, who hails from Cross Ash, played on the wing in Wales’ hard-fought 21-16 triumph against 14-man Ireland in Cardiff on Sunday (7th February).

It was Hallam’s first appearance for Wales since he scored against New Zealand in a World Cup bronze medal match in Japan in November 2019.

However, the former Head Boy at Monmouth School for Boys took a bang on the head in the closing minutes of the bruising win against Ireland.

Fellow Old Monmothian, referee Wayne Barnes, was involved in the major talking point of yesterday’s match at the Principality Stadium.

Wayne correctly red-carded Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony, after the incident was spotted by the television match official, for dangerous play after just 14 minutes.

Another Old Monmothian, Eddie Butler, a former Wales captain, was also in the thick of the action as he commentated on the match for BBC television.

Old Monmothian. Hallam Amos, scores a try for Wales in a previous match.
Old Monmothian, Eddie Butler, commentated on the match for BBC TV.
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