Dinnington: Rugby lad Sam battles the odds to win Rob Hurdley trophy

Sam receives his Rob Hurdley - Spirit of Rugby trophy from his DRUFC team coach Richard Cockerham (left), Mark Harrison and Dave Brothwell

Sam receives his Rob Hurdley - Spirit of Rugby trophy from his DRUFC team coach Richard Cockerham (left), Mark Harrison and Dave Brothwell

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Courage, strength and perseverance are qualities needed by all rugby players and nine-year-old Sam Walshaw is no exception.

The budding young sportsman battled against the odds as a poorly baby.

But he is now proving doctors wrong by keeping up with his team mantes on the pitch at Dinnington Rugby Club.

 

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