TAG: OB Rugby

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.

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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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02 February 2012

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) selected into Elite England Rugby Squad

Old Brightonian and current Harlequins rugby player Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) has been selected into the Elite England Rugby Squad ahead of this year's 6 Nations Championship.

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20 October 2011

Brighton College Rugby Report 2011 - great video!

Every team has had its successes and failures which have made them stronger, and we present here a wonderful compilation of video clips and photos from the season.

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11 September 2011

REPORT: Sam Griffiths Foundation Event

The College hosted a fund-raising event on Sunday 11th September for the Sam Griffiths Foundation, which has been set up in memory of Sam Griffiths (School, 2005-8) who died in January 2009.

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01 June 2011

"Dear Old Brightonian Ruggers" by Charlie Grant (S. 2006-07)

With preparations underway for the World Cup in New Zealand this year, it is with an inflated ego and a great deal of national pride that I humbly submit that we have a new contender this year: The United States of America. That's right: the Eagles will go all the way this year, and no one will see it coming.

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18 April 2011

Brighton College Rugby Report, 2011

The 1st XV have had another excellent year. Beating Daily Mail Champions Whitgift (23-22) along with Epsom, Cranleigh and Dulwich has enabled them to come top of this years Evening Standard League. A huge amount of credit should go to all the players but in particular Joe Beckett and Pahymahn Seyed-Safi who have both been in the 1st XV for the 3 years. The 1st VII also won the Reigate Norton Rose Sevens and the Worth Sevens beating Epsom and Tonbridge in the final respectfully.

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27 December 2010

Brighton v Hurst... Sussex's biggest old boy game!

Despite the inclement weather, Hurst v Brighton was back on for the prestigious Padwin Cup. As of late my youthful exuberance for literary mastery that once adorned our beloved Pelican has been lacking and having not played for the Burgundy and Blues for some time I had forgotten how much fun is to be had in this annual fixture against an opposition who was tenacious to the end if lacking any serious flash of rugby ability.

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09 November 2010

Alex King (A. 1988-93) inducted into Wasps Hall of Fame

The 2010 Hall of Fame dinner will see Gordon Bendon, Matt Greenwood, Alex King, Nigel Melville and Roger Uttley immortalised by the Club.

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04 September 2010

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney Memorial Match 2010

This year saw a slightly different format in that we played Old Reigatians rather than Old v Young Old Brightonians. The day started with Brighton College U15 A’s & B’s v Reigate Grammar on the Home Ground;  this was followed by Old Brightonians v Old Reigatians before Brighton College Ist XV took the field at 2.30pm.

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30 August 2010

Cronk-Cunis National Under 21 XVs Festival 2010

The day started a little disappointingly with several last minute player drop outs but after a few texts and phone calls we managed to muster a squad of 17 rather than the anticipated 22. However there was a great degree of optimism on the minibus and the results certainly showed that the players didn’t let it get to them.

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06 May 2010

Brighton College Rugby News Digest, May 2010

Max Maidment (R. 2007-09) has just signed a contract for Bath Academy from New Zealand where he has also been selected to represent the Taranaki U18 Provincial team. Max has had a year out from Education to play Rugby for Worthing and then play in New Zealand. The Chief Executive of Taranaki Rugby is Mark Robinson the All Black center who played with Mr Buoy at Cambridge University which is how the opportunity came about. Max will start training with Bath full time this Summer on his return and continue his education at Bath University studying Economics. Max is the now the 5th player in 3 years to leave Brighton College and sign a professional contract with a Premiership Club.

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04 May 2010

Tom Aiken (A. 2003-08) joins the Brighton Blues for Twickenham final

Tom Aiken (A. 2003-08) will be playing for Brighton Blues in the final of the EDF Senior Vase competition at Twickenham on 15th May.

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28 April 2010

Matt Berry (R. 2001-05) looks for his big break

Matt Berry (R. 2001-05) is hoping that his efforts for England Students can secure him a professional contract for next season.

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25 April 2010

REPORT & GALLERY: 53rd Sunshine 7s 23rd – 25th April 2010

Sunday 25th April saw a somewhat relaxed and laid back Pelicans squad take to the field at this year's Sunshine 7s. Our first game was against Esher who run a regular 7s squad and were expected to do well at the tournament.

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31 March 2010

Brighton College U15 side go down to Lymm in RBS Schools Final

Lymm HS won their third Daily Mail RBS Schools title in five years when they  clinched the Under 15 Vase crown in a free-flowing final against Brighton College at Twickenham.

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08 March 2010

Brighton College Under 15s into final of Daily Mail Vase Competition

Brighton College played some delightful rugby this weekend en route to their first final in The Daily Mail Vase at Twickenham in the U15 Daily Mail Vase final on March 31.

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05 January 2010

Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) named as one of The London Standard's "Who to watch in 2010"

London's Evening Standard has included Jordan Turner-Hall (H. 2002-05) in its list of "Who to Watch in 2010".

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10 December 2009

REPORT: Old Brightonians at the 128th Varsity Game at Twickenham

For any school to have a former pupil in a Varsity match at Twickenham is a great honour - to have two, one in each team, is rare. Former Brighton College 1st XV player Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) helped Cambridge University to a dramatic 31-27 victory over old rival Oxford University - who were also captained by another old Brightonian, Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02), in the 128th Varsity Match at Twickenham.

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02 December 2009

Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02) makes history in this year's Varsity Match

Dr Dan Rosen (D. 2000-02) will be captaining Oxford for 127th Varsity Match on 10th December at Twickenham - we believe that this is the first time any OB has captained a blues side...unless you know better!.

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03 November 2009

Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) gets his blue

Ben Maidment (R. 2004-06) has secured his place at No. 8 for Cambridge Uni and if he stays fit will get his Blue on Dec 10th at Twickenham.

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12 September 2009

REPORT & GALLERY: The Peter Rumney Memorial Rugby Match 2009

The second annual Peter Rumney Memorial Match took place on the 12th September 2009 on the College homeground, and was both a well attended and contested affair.

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07 September 2009

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-2001) shines on French debut

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-2001) is in the pink after a dramatic debut for Europe’s most glamorous club last night.

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31 August 2009

REPORT & PICTURES: Cronk Cunis National U21 Rugby Tournament 2009

This year’s team reached the quarter finals beating Whitgift in the first round, and last year’s winners, KCS Wimbledon, in the second round before being beaten by a powerful and well-drilled St. Benedicts team.

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19 June 2009

1956/57 Rugby Team Meeting

For over 30 years a few members of the 1956 & 1957 Brighton College XV’s have been meeting in London for a pre-Christmas “luncheon” to talk about old times. We started in 1968 with Graham Appleton (D) 1953- 57, Harry Bourne (D) 1954-58, Brian Piepenstock (D) 1953-58, Nigel Clarkson (A) & the late Mike Bowen (D) 1953-58. We have met at several London restaurants & clubs, Nigel being a Lloyds Shipping Broker knows the better locations in the City.

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17 June 2009

Ollie Phillips (H. 1996-01)

Former England Students and Durham University player also earned England Sevens honours in the 2004/5 campaign, plays for Newcastle Falcons...
Born: 8th Sep 1982

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17 June 2009

Alex King (A. 1988-93)

Born: 17th January 1975, Wasps & England Rugby Player - one of the brightest talents in the English game. One of the brightest talents in the English game Alex joined Wasps at the start of the '96/97 season and played a major part in bringing to league championship to the club.

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17 June 2009

John Hart (S. 1995-00)

John Hart is one of the most respected members of the London Wasps squad and so it comes as no surprise that he was named as Wasps' captain for the start of the 2007/08 season throughout the World Cup period.

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23 May 2009

OBs win the Egham 7s

The OB's won the Egham 7's on Saturday 23rd May in a new tournament record points tally. Hugo's Hooligans won all 7 games including a tough semi final game against the Household Cavalry Regiment 21 - 14 before going on to beat Windsor (one of the top teams in South West England 3) in the final 35 - 7.

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