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Unbeaten Rugby School make history

Gilbert Rugby News — Published on December 16 , 2016

Perhaps going unbeaten for a season is in style. A week after England Rugby confirmed their 100% success rate for 2016, Rugby School completed their very own perfect season.

The Warwickshire School, the birthplace of the game, won 11 straight matches between September and December to match the achievement of the Rugby School class of 1978.

In fact, many Old Rugbeians from that side were present last week to watch the current crop in their record breaking game.

Any spectators that had hoped for an easy 80 minutes to confirm the achievement certainly did not get what they desired. The King’s School Macclesfield put in one of the best opposition performances of the season, and were clearly desperate to stop Rugby at the last hurdle.

Fortunately, for the assembled crowd, Rugby were able to withstand the storm and run out 24-16 on The Close.

There were tight matches on the way to 11 wins against some brilliant schools. St Edward’s School, Oxford and Oundle School were only beaten by 5 points. Oakham School were seen off by just 2 points! Equally, there were some thumping victories too. Uppingham School were on the wrong side of a 48-0 defeat. Rugby beat Radley College 45-10.

Scoring points was not an issue, with one game being an exception. The away game on November 12th at Abingdon School ended 3-0 to Rugby. It was a result typical of the spirit of the Rugby team, not necessarily dominating possession but doing enough for the victory.

We are proud to be kit supplier to Rugby School, and look forward to many more historic seasons together.


Rugby School Fact: England Rugby’s white kit originates from the formation of the RFU. Many of the founders came from Rugby School, whose influence helped bestow their school colours on the national team.


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