OVER 300 primary and secondary school pupils were able to meet one of Wales’ finest rugby stars, as Rhys Webb visited Ysgol Bro Gwaun.

The 27-year-old scrum half’s visit to the school was reward for their fantastic fundraising achievement – raising over £700 for the Princes Gate trust by promoting healthy living in a recent competition, run in conjunction with Pembrokeshire County Council and Princes Gate Water.

Rhys Webb was greeted to the school by hundreds of children, parents and teachers before happily signing autographs and posing for photographs.

Members of the Ysgol Bro Gwaun rugby sides had set up numerous rugby skills drills which the primary school pupils took part in, looking to impress their guest with their skills.

Five of Ysgol Bro Gwauns ‘cluster’ schools were involved, and they were Glannau Gwaun School, Goodwick School, Wolfscastle School, Ger y Llan School and Holy Name School.

After the Ospreys player had spent over an hour signing autographs, he took part in a question and answer session with members of the school’s rugby sides.

Hub Officer Chris Shousha spoke to the Western Telegraph and said: “It was an unbelievable afternoon, massive credit to Rhys Webb who was an outstanding guest to the school. Each photo and signing with the kids has probably made their year.

“We had over 300 kids turn up from both primary and secondary school. You could see the appreciation on their faces, the atmosphere was electric and all in all a great afternoon for the local rugby community.

“A big thank you to all those that helped out, especially the rugby leaders in the school who helped organise the day and helped it run smoothly.

“Thanks must also go to Princes Gate and Regional Rugby Co-Ordinator Mike King from the WRU who supported the afternoon.”