Thursday, 28 December 2017

The annual Peter Rumney Memorial Rugby Match was inagurated in 2008 to celebrate the life and achievements of Peter Rumney (Ha. 1937-39)

Peter took over the organisation of the teams for the OB Rugby games against the College, traditionally played at the end of the Christmas term, and in 1959 he re-formed the OB Rugby Club, he became Hon. Secretary and Fixture Secretary and the Club soon had a full fixture list and ran two XVs. On one occasion the Club put out four full XVs against the College. 

It was his energy and encouragement that kept the Club going for nearly fifty years, and he was always to be seen at training, even on cold winter evenings, welcoming players and joining them for a drink afterwards. He frequently sent out letters, in his characteristically large handwriting, continually putting forward ideas and it was as a result of his suggestions that the Under 21 side, which has been so successful in the Cronk Cunis National Under 21 Competition, was formed.

This year we will be playing against Hove RFC on Thursday 28th December, kick off at 1:30pm. Please join us whether it is to play rugby, spectate or simply catch up with old friends- simply register below. If you have any questions, please do get in touch with the OB office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



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