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Posted on: December 6th 2019

Former CGS student, Daniel Eckersley continued success

Former Chesham Grammar School pupil, Daniel Eckersley, continues to go from strength to strength in the Rugby world, and is on track to sign a professional contract with Wasps RFC in February.

The contract would be the icing on the cake from a break through year for Dan, which has seen him join the England Under 18 Rugby Squad on tour in South Africa, followed by a subsequent call up to the England Under 18 Squad for their recent training camp.

Chesham based Dan has always been a stand out player in his local school and club teams, and it is not just his skill level and game understanding that have made him stand out.  One of his coaches at CGS, Sam Jackson said,’ Dan was always the most diligent and conscientious student. He was always first to training and last to leave, having offered to help with setting up and clearing away equipment. He would always quietly inspire others through his work-rate and leadership skills which combined with his skill set.  This all made him an incredibly good prospect, even at 13 years old when I first met him on a Rugby pitch. Dan is what I would describe as a real student of the game, and an intelligent young man who watched a lot of Rugby and religiously analysed everything he watched in training, games and professional sport. I couldn’t choose a nicer lad and a more professional acting student to have worked with whilst he was at CGS, and I wish him the best of luck with his professional career. Eddie Jones should keep an eye on this shooting star, as before long Dan will be eyeing a squad place alongside the likes of Maro Itoje, Sam Underhill and Tom Curry in the forwards pack for 2023!