Rugby talent Archie’s form rewarded with place in Eastern Counties squad

Archie Tarbuck with head of rugby at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson.

Archie Tarbuck with head of rugby at King’s Ely, Jim Thompson. - Credit: Archant

A King’s Ely and Ely Tigers rugby star has been rewarded for his fine recent form with a place in the Eastern Counties under 16 squad.

Archie Tarbuck was put through his paces before being selected to make the final squad to face Leicestershire next month.

The 16-year-old, from Witchford, said: “I feel honoured to be selected and will do my utmost to ensure that Ely Tigers, Cambridge Rugby Club and King’s Ely, who have all been instrumental in my development, are proud of my performance.”

Jim Thompson, head of rugby at King’s, said: “Archie was a standout performer for the Kings Ely first XV last term and he has impressed with his high work rate and strong leadership skills.

“He fully deserves his call up to the Eastern Counties squad.”