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Captain Harry meets his rugby idol, Sam WarburtonNovember 16th, 2018
Former Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton was a special guest in Monmouth today (Friday 16th November).
The former international spoke to pupils, posed for photographs and signed autographs.
He met a fellow British and Irish Lion, Mr John Bevan, who coaches the 1st XV at Monmouth School for Boys, for the first time.
Teenager Harry, Monmouth School for Boys’ first-team rugby captain, is currently on the sidelines and was thrilled to meet his sporting hero.
“It was brilliant to hear Sam pass on his experience to the boys and girls from Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools who came along to listen to him and ask questions,” said Harry.
Around 70 people attended a special lunch organised by Aitch and Aitch Bee at the Hitchcock Pavilion to raise money for Mental Health Research UK.
Harry said: “Sam spoke about his injuries. It was good to hear how he overcame them for so many years because I am currently injured.
“It is great to look up to Sam because he was such an influential player and remains an inspiration off the field.”