TAG: OB Rugby

11 January 2019

OB Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2018

The annual Peter Rumney Memorial Match took place on Saturday 29th December 2018, where over 20 Old Brightonians came together to defeat Hove RFC, 39-15.

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25 September 2018

Max Clark (Ha. 2013-18) turns out for USA Rugby in the Olympic qualifiers

A big congratulations from all of us here at Brighton to Max Clark who played for USA U18 7s team in the youth Olympics qualifiers in Canada.

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27 November 2017

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) has been nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year

18-year-old Smith has enjoyed a breakout season in 2017. The former Brighton College pupil joined the full-time Harlequins Academy in July 2017 after helping Harlequins' U18s to the league title in February of this year.

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12 November 2017

VIDEO: 4 Brighton College old boys play for Harlequins first team

James Chisholm (Du.2011-13), Ross Chisholm (Du.2007-09), Marcus Smith (Le.2001-17) and Calum Waters (Le.1999-14) played for Harlequins first team in an excellent win over Worchester Warriors.

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11 October 2017

Rugby star Ollie Phillips (Ha. 1996-01) tries and succeeds in converting fellow OBs in charity curry bonanza

Alex Bremer (R. 1979-83) and Guy Bradshaw (R. 1979-84) were yesterday (10th October 2017) treated to a fabulous evening of fine Indian dining at Cinnamon Kitchen in support of the Wooden Spoon rugby charity.

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10 August 2017

Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) called to the England Rugby pre-season training squad

We are absolutely delighted to hear that one of our newest Old Brightonians, Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) will be joining the England Rugby pre-season training squad. 

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16 May 2017

James Lasis (Du. 2012-14) joins the Rotherham Titans

It was fantastic to hear that James Lasis (Du. 2012-14) has joined the Rotherham Titans as second rower from National One Side Loughborough Students, having previously been on the books at Premiership Side Harlequins.

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04 January 2017

Brighton College are on the "School Team of the Term" shortlist - vote for them now!

Brighton College pupils have achieved wonderful success both within and outside the classroom this term and one exceptional example is the 1st XV rugby team, captained by Marcus Smith (Upper Sixth, Leconfield), who are unbeaten in 24 matches.

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16 November 2016

Marcus Ramage (H. 2011-16) debuts for Hong Kong against Zimbabwe

Having started all Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish's games in the premiership this season and following some great performances Marcus made his debut on the left wing for Hong Kong's National Team against Zimbabwe on 15th November 2016. Hong Kong ran out winners 34-11.

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03 November 2016

Brighton College Rugby and the England Team

We have made a special short feature film to celebrate hosting the England Rugby team last month. It also highlights the philosophy of the Brighton College Rugby Club, which is going from strength to strength at the moment. Record numbers of boys are opting to play the sport and the A teams are excelling nationally. I truly believe that Rugby Union at any level can help boys to fulfil their potential in life.

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19 September 2016

Ryan Manyika (Sc. 2002-07) Captain 1st XV 2007 visits the College 1st XV

Ryan Manyika (Sc. 2002-2007) surprised Director of Rugby, Nick Bouy, with a visit to the College to watch the 1st XV match this weekend.

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13 September 2016

OB Twins Gregor and Marcus Ramage (Ha. 2011-16) sign for Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish

We are delighted to hear that Bloomberg Hong Kong Scottish have announced the signing of Gregor and Marcus Ramage (Ha. 2011-16) for the upcoming season. The 18 year old twins have recently moved to Hong Kong as part of Hong Kong Scottish’s first "Gap Year Programme." Marcus and Gregor have recently completed their IRB level 2 coaching certificates through The Hong Kong Rugby Union and will assist HKS coach in the local community as well as coach their junior club, The Flying Kukris.

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28 June 2016

Appeal for assistance: Sport Captains' names needed

We are trying to find out the names of old 1st team captains for rugby, football and cricket in order to find out which houses they belonged to at school.

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14 March 2016

Calum Waters (BCJS/Le. 1999-14) awarded England U20s cap

Calum Waters was awarded his England U20s cap on Friday night after making his debut at scrum half against Wales in Bristol.

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22 January 2016

Calum Waters (BCJS/Le. 1999-2014) selected for England U20's Rugby team

After signing with Harlequins last year, Calum has now been selected to join the England under 20's Elite Player Squad for the upcoming U20's Six Nations tournament.

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27 December 2015

REPORT: OBRFC Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2015

Honouring Peter Rumney (Ha. 1937-39), the OB RFC took to the field of battle, with a good mix of ages, on the 27th December against a youthful Hove XV. A huge thank you to all players and supporters who came out to fight the good fight and show their support. Particular thanks to the Rumney family and to Tim Loadsman (Le. 1951-57) who did a superb job as linesman.

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30 July 2015

Launch of Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition with Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01)

Ollie Phillips, Old Brightonian, rugby player and adventurer has been challenged to form a team to take on the arduous Endure 6 Skeleton Coast Expedition in November 2015 and trek 150km unsupported across the Namib desert to the Skeleton Coast, in support of The Endure Foundation.

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26 July 2015

OBs catch up in Sydney

A few OBs (Roger Simons (Ch. 1980-85), John Gorton (Du. 1981-86) and Andrew King (Al. 1980-85)) caught up last week in Sydney - as captured on the beach at Manley (right)… and re-lived a few Old Brightonian rugby moves!

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24 July 2015

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05), Harlequins & ex-England centre retires

Harlequins and former England centre Jordan has retired at the age of 27 because of a hip injury. He won two international caps in 2012, came through the Quins academy and made 181 appearances.

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19 June 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament

James Chisholm secured over a third of the vote for this year's World Rugby U20 Championship Player of the Tournament. His performance throughout the tounament so far has been awesome, particularly in the semi-final against South Africa earlier this week.

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15 June 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) reaches final of World Rugby U20 Championship

Last night the England U20 team were victorious against 2012 Champions, South Africa, achieving a place at this year's Wold Rugby U20 Championship Finals

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05 May 2015

Calum Waters (L. 1999-14) signs two-year deal with Harlequins

Old Brightonian Calum Waters’ superb season for Worthing Raiders Rugby Club has been rewarded a two-year contract at London club Harlequins.

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20 March 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) is named Man of the Match for Six Nations U20 England v France

Huge congratulations to James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) and the England U20 team who lifted the 2015 Six Nations trophy on Friday at Brighton's Amex Stadium.

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27 February 2015

Paymahn Seyed-Safi (Ha. 2006-11) plays rugby for Iran

Paymahn recently played for Iran in the preliminary qualifiers for the Olympics in the UAE.

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08 January 2015

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named in "Rugby World's 15 to watch in 2015"

We're excited & proud to note that James has been spotted as one of 15 players to watch this year by esteemed publication "Rugby World" 

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08 December 2014

James Chisholm (Du. 2011-13) named Harlequins "Player of the Month" for November 2014

Congratulations to James who has been named Quins DHL Supporters’ "Player of the Month". 

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18 October 2014

College matches at the St Josephs College Rugby Festival will be broadcast live

The College's matches in the St Josephs College Rugby Festival will be broadcasted live this weekend.

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14 October 2014

All 3 Chisholm brothers on for Harlequins v Exeter

A proud moment for the Chisholm family and a great moment for Brighton College. All 3 brothers played for Quins last night v Exeter. The brothers, all former Brighton College pupils, were joined by another old Brightonian, Jordan Turner-Hall, for the fixture at The Stoop.

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25 August 2014

Cronk-Cunis National U21 XVs Festival - 25th August 2014

Brighton College OBRFC won the National U21s Cup in 2005 & 2006 and we are delighted that former Captain of the 1st XV Tom Strange (Le. 2008-2013) is putting together an Old Brightonians team for 2014.

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14 August 2014

OBs rugby in Queensland

Just a quick note to say that the Old Brightonians Rugby tradition is alive and well here in Brisbane, QLD, Australia - as demonstrated by the OB shirt on a QLD rugby pitch.

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27 June 2014

Max Maidment (R. 2004-06), has signed a professional contract with London Scottish

Max Maidment (Ryle 2004-2006), has signed a professional contract with London Scottish.

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08 May 2014

Jake Henry (Ha. 2008-10)

OB Jake Henry has signed a professional rugby contract with Plymouth Albion.

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08 April 2014

VIDEO: Brighton College win 2014 Worth 7s

A terrific short film from "In At The Side Media" of this year's tournement, and the College's win!

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14 March 2014

VIDEO: 1st XV Rugby highlights 2014

This short film shows highlights of this year's 1st XV Rugby season - thank you to everyone that has helped the Rugby Club at all levels this year!

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07 March 2014

OBRFC vs Masters, Friday 7th March 2014

A man of few words, Steve Radojcic threw himself into the evening on Friday 7th March, holding court with his usual style and panache. He has asked the OB office to pass on his thanks to all those who helped organise the match, namely Teds Littlewood (Ry. 1990-95), Dan Heal (Ry. 1990-95), and Tom Aiken (Al. 2003-08). Special thanks to Stephanie Littlewood for coming up trumps with a cake, despite the fact it was neither Rado's birthday nor the end of season match against Hurstpierpoint.

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07 March 2014

Brighton College Rugby Internationals

It's been an excellent month for the Brighton College Rugby Club.

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04 December 2013

James Chisholm (D. 2011-13) makes Premiership debut

Following on from his LV Cup debut in November, James Chisholm has now made his Premiership rugby debut for Harlequins.

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04 December 2013

REPORT & GALLERY: Staff Rugby, 1st December 2013

The Brighton College staff rugby team had their first outing of the year in a well-supported game against Bowden House from Seaford.

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04 November 2013

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) - OB of the Month, November 2013

Ollie Phillips is currently enjoying sailing with Team GB in the Clipper Race 2013/14. The OB office managed to catch up with him in Cape Town, where Team GB were celebrating securing first place in Race 3 of this round the world race. Ollie also found the time in Cape Town to show his support for the Stellenbosch Academy of Sport where he met up with the Springbok Sevens national team as part of his global 'Road to Rio' campaign ahead of the sport's debut in the 2016 Olympic Games.

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29 October 2013

England rugby sevens captain Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) Team Great Britain reach Cape Town, SA

Clipper Race 2013-14: former England rugby sevens captain Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01) and crew member of Team Great Britain, and has just made it to Cape Town.

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18 March 2013

Ross Chisholm (D. 2007-09) "terrorises the Sale defence" during the LV= Cup Final

Ross Chisholm played in the LV= Cup winning Harlequins team which beat Sale Sharks 32 - 14 on Sunday. Ross terrorised the Sale defence throughout the game with his powerful running.

Follow Ross on twitter here. 

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21 February 2013

Rugby Report February 2013

Max Maidment (R. 2007-09) has an offer for a post graduate course at Cambridge University and Nik Pass (A. 2007-09) is still waiting for his interview.

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02 January 2013

VIDEO: Brighton College Rugby 2012/13

A terrific video by BCPELICANS of the Brighton College 1st XV at work!

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21 November 2012

James Chisholm (D. U6th) named 'Player of the Month' by Rugby World

Congratulations to James Chisholm, (U6th, Durnford), who has been named Canterbury 'Player of the Month' in the December issue of the highly influential magazine, Rugby World. James, who captains the 1st XV, is also the England U18 No 8.

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21 November 2012

REPORT & VIDEO: Congratulations to the College 1st XV

After a superb start to the season, winning five of their opening six matches, Brighton's 1st XV has been named national Team of the Month.

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26 October 2012

Harry Leonard (A. 2005-10)

Young Edinburgh fly-half Harry Leonard (A. 2005-10) appeared to have Friday's game for the Scottish side by booting over 23 points but a 79th-minute penalty from Scarlet's Rhys Priestland proved decisive...

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01 September 2012

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney / Sam Griffiths OB RFC Match 2012

The first Saturday of term, Saturday 1st September saw the Peter Rumney Memorial Match join forces with the Sam Griffiths Foundation to send out an OB rugby side against the formidable Old Wellingtonians RFC.

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24 May 2012

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05)

Jordan Turner-Hall (born 5 Jan 1988) in London, England is a rugby union player for Harlequin F.C. and England, playing primarily as a Centre.

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29 April 2012

OBRUFC at The East Grinstead Sunshine 7s

The OB Pelicans and supporters arrived at East Grinstead on Sunday morning in the driving rain. After a delay to assess the pitches, it was decided that, despite the conditions, the tournament would go ahead. Only 12 teams were available so the draw was re-organised and we played the Marauders first. Despite a try by Ryan Bhimji, we lost to the semi-professional Marauders 10 - 5.

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17 April 2012

Nik Pass (A. 2007-09)

Nik Pass (A. 2007-09) Deputy Head of School 2009-10 and 2010 leaver made his debut for England Students at Rugby Union this weekend against France in Lille. He is currently at Newcastle University and played for the 1st XV for two years.

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