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Culford School pupil signs professional deal with French Rugby Union side Brive

PUBLISHED: 16:21 07 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:21 07 July 2017

Tom Brown in action for Culford

Tom Brown in action for Culford

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Culford School Year 13 pupil Tom Brown, from Bury St Edmunds, has signed a professional deal with Brive.

The 18-year-old, who represented the Suffolk boarding school at Rugby over the past six years, will

join the New Aquitaine-based club’s academy on August 2.

Brown said: “Culford provided the flexibility I needed to combine my academic studies with rugby. Their innovative coaching team, led by Head of Rugby Mark Bolton, has helped to further develop my game and realise my ambitions.”

Brown suffered a number of injuries over the past few years that kept him out of a number of games for the Northampton Saints Academy. However, Mark Bolton says he is fit and ready for the next stage of his career.

Bolton said: “I’m absolutely delighted for Tom. He has worked very hard over the last three years and this opportunity provides him with a chance to further his rugby education and career.”

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