Former Somerset student gets spectacular England rugby call up

By Jill Dando News

Curtis Langdon, 24, will join the highflying England rugby squad ahead of their opening summer game in a week’s time against Scotland.

Curtis has been playing for Sale Sharks after a brilliant career following his time at Priory Community School Academy, Weston-super-Mare, whilst a member of Hornets Rugby Club.

Curtis Langdon pictured with Josh Caulfield, back left, both former students of Priory Community School Academy

After leaving PCSA eight years ago, Curtis followed up his eight England Under-18 caps by gaining five at Under-20 level, spaced over two seasons.  

Principal Angelos Markoutsas said: “This is a sensational achievement by Curtis. Our whole school and community are extremely proud of this latest rugby accolade.”

Curtis joins seven players from Gallagher Premiership semi-finalists Bristol Bears and three others from Sale Sharks.

Neville Coles, CEO of TPLT, was Principal during the time that Curtis was at PCSA. 

He said: ““This is truly excellent news about our ex-student Curtis. He was always a great student at PCSA in my time as Principal – full of endless fun, positivity and enthusiasm. 

“I am not surprised at the England call up – it reflects all his fabulous hard work at London Irish and especially at Sale. 

“I know he will do all he can now to get into the full England team as a regular and make us all even more proud of all his achievements. 

“Hornets RFC should take great, great credit for all their great development work from an early age as should PCSA rugby coach Jamie Biddle. 

“Curtis has wonderful backing from his family and friends – a great young man and if you ‘dare to dream’ sometimes dreams do come true.”

After the Scotland game, England will then play two Test matches at Twickenham Stadium – against USA on Sunday 4 July and Canada on Saturday 10 July