The King’s School in Macclesfield played host to the Australia side rugby squad during their three-week tour for the World Rugby U20 Championship held in Manchester.
After training under King’s own rugby coach Scott Barrow, the young Aussie stars held a question-and-answer session with the King’s first team squad who tour Australia in 2017.
The Australians under-20 team lost to England and Scotland in their group beating Italy, and lost 55-24 to New Zealand in the fifth-place pay-off.
England won their home tournament beating Ireland 45-21 at the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford in the final.
King’s Head of Rugby, Guy Mason, said: “It was a great opportunity for our players and coaches alike to work with and then talk to some of the best young players on the planet and get an appreciation of one of the toughest sporting cultures in the world.”
King’s are looking forward to another strong season and start their preparations with an intense preseason camp in August in Cardiff, starting the season with the First XV Festival at King’s on Saturday, September 3.