Former Pupil to Play in Varsity Match at Twickenham

A former Truro School student has received his invitation to play in this year’s Oxford vs Cambridge Varsity match at Twickenham, on December 12.


Tom Pascoe, who is currently in his second year at St John`s Cambridge, reading Land Economy, left in 2011 having co-Captained the 1st XV from his favoured position of Hooker.

He went on to Captain the U21As and played at Twickenham for the 21s.


His dad, Mark, who is also a former pupil, got in touch with the School to share the news. He said: “The photo shows me, a very proud dad – class of 1980 – last year after the 21s.”


During his time at the School, Tom, who was also Head Boy, played for the South West England U16s and Cornwall 15, 16 & 18s. Last week he played against a Steele–Bodger XV, the traditional warm up game before Varsity. He was ‘delighted’ that previous Truro School Headmaster Paul Smith turned up at Grange Road to support, a game that Cambridge won 35-34.


Mr Pascoe added: “Tom would like to thank Mr Whitmore & Phil Angove, the 1st XV coaches, and Mr Nicholas for convincing him to convert to Hooker.”