Congratulations to Lexie Williams (Wi. 2013-15), who has been nominated for Young Coach of the Year at the UK Coach Awards.
TAG: OB Rugby
On Friday 23rd July, England Touch - “ETA” - hosted a workshop at Cornish Pirates on coaching touch rugby to school children.
July has been quite the month for Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17).
Huge congratulations to Marcus (Le. 2011-17), who has been named the Rugby Players' Association Young Player of the Year.
We're delighted to introduce Aidan Phillips-Cragg (Al. 2009-16) as the new lead of Old Brightonian rugby.
James Philips (Ha. 2004-12) has taken on the role of Development Officer for a new fund at The Atlas Foundation. Founded by former rugby star, Jason Leonard, The Atlas Foundation works to improve the lives of children across the world through rugby communities and initiatives.
Old Brightonian rugby star, Ollie, has been appointed as Wales Women’s Sevens Lead Coach.
George Cook, who is currently studying at Robinson College, University of Cambridge, played his part for Cambridge winning the Varsity match at Twickenham.
It's finally happened. The boys from Brighton College have won the cup at Littlehampton for the first time! In a tight final against Crawley, they were losing 1-2, but after some stern words from player-coach Aidan Phillips-Cragg and captain Alex Brown, the tide turned. Tries from Ollie Kirwan, Henry Mason and Alex Bushell (all only 18 years old) changed the game, and the boys came out on top 4-2. It was a testament to the Old Brightonian's spirit that they managed to turn the game on its head.
Last Saturday Los Pelicanos Hermanos played at the Burgess Hill 7s.
For the first time in Los Pelicanos Hermanos (The Pelican Brothers) history, we were able to put out two sides to a tournament.
Marcus Smith (Le. 2011-17) was named man of the match on Sunday 2nd June in England's 51-43 victory over the Barbarians at Twickenham.
Ross Chisholm (Du. 2007-09) made his 100th appearance for Harlequins 1st team this weekend after 10 years at the Club.
The 1957 Rugby season did not start off or end successfully. By January 1957, the 1st XV Coach E.L.B. Turner, had played eleven games. Of these eleven, there was only one victory, one draw, and a whopping nine defeats, including a 3-29 trouncing by St. John’s, and a 0-23 humbling by Cranleigh School.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calum Waters was awarded his England U20s cap on Friday night after making his debut at scrum half against Wales in Bristol.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Old Brightonian Calum Waters’ superb season for Worthing Raiders Rugby Club has been rewarded a two-year contract at London club Harlequins.
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.
Paymahn recently played for Iran in the preliminary qualifiers for the Olympics in the UAE.
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"
Congratulations to James who has been named Quins DHL Supporters’ "Player of the Month".
The College's matches in the St Josephs College Rugby Festival will be broadcasted live this weekend.
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.
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.
Max Maidment (Ryle 2004-2006), has signed a professional contract with London Scottish.