Oxford RFC Oxford Rugby Football Club has seen many ups and downs in its 107 year history and the club founder, Alfred St George Hamersly, would be rightly pleased to see that it continues to flourish today. Alfred played for England in the first ever international rugby match between England and Scotland at Inverleith in 1871 and then for the following three years. He then emigrated to New Zealand where he was responsible for founding the Canterbury Rugby Union after realising that distances were then too great to form a New Zealand Rugby Union before moving on to Canada where he was responsible for theRead More →

England wrapped up the RBS 6 Nations title with a round to spare but this does not hide the fact that this was one of the closest tournaments for years between the top five sides. Plenty of close fixtures means that the selection process for the Lions tour of New Zealand will be very tight and Rugby Club Magazine takes a look at how the teams fared. Starting with England, the tournament itself was an undoubted success. To come away with their second consecutive title is a fine achievement and losing to Ireland away from home is nothing to be ashamed of. However Eddie JonesRead More →

A Perfect Union   Wooden Spoon – the children’s charity of rugby – is running a unique programme aimed to raise funds for both community rugby clubs children and young people with disabilities or facing disadvantage across the UK and Ireland. Wooden Spoon’s Partner Club Programme is a recent initiative which offers rugby clubs at every level, and both codes, support to raise funds both for their club and for charity projects in their local area supporting vulnerable children and young people. Who is Wooden Spoon? Since its founding in 1983, Wooden Spoon has distributed in excess of £24 million to more than 650 projects, helpingRead More →