Rugby has traditionally been very strong at the RGS, and the school regularly fields up to nineteen teams on a Saturday.  We play Rugby Union, predominantly, although League teams do participate in national championships.
The RGS is the ONLY SCHOOL to have won national Union and League championships! 

RGS play some of the very best independent and state schools in the country. The competitive fixture list includes schools such as Millfield, Harrow and Dulwich. RGS has produced over thirty schoolboy internationals in the last twenty years; several of which have gone on to represent England and The British Lions.

The latest of which are Christian Wade, (Wasps and represented England) and Tommaso Allan (Perpignan and represented Italy). Other notable internationals include Tom Rees, British Lion and World Cup Winner Matt Dawson, British Lion Nick Beal and the sadly deceased Nick Duncombe - who showed so much promise to be capped at 21.

RGS maintains and expects an extremely high standard of rugby throughout the age groups, from the U12's through to the 1st XV. A team of excellent coaches provides the guidance and skills necessary to help players reach their full potential.

RGS has an outstanding Daily Mail/ Nat West Cup record including an unprecedented three U15 final appearances in a row. The senior squad tour every two years. 

RGS rugby is strongly supported by our parent body FRORGS without whom the excellence that RGS achieves at rugby could not be maintained.


Aims and Objectives

FRORGS aims to support rugby at the Royal Grammar School to a level where the school will be considered, in ethos and competitiveness, one of the best rugby schools in the country. 

We will support as many young men as possible to play this fine game at the school.  We will also endeavour to involve as many parents in supporting rugby at the school as we are able.  We aim to support the school in maintaining a first class fixture list and in being a regular participant in the final stages of national competitions such as the Nat West Cup.

In pursuit of this FRORGS will provide funding towards:

  • Transportation as required to maintain a top class fixture list, expecting to field 17-19 teams across all age groups each weekend during the school rugby season.
  • International rugby tours as defined by the master in charge of rugby, expecting a minimum of one rugby tour every two years at senior level.
  • Additional coaching support and equipment as may be agreed with the master in charge of rugby.
  • Provision of after match teas for visiting and RGS parents.
  • Rugby facility and pitch improvements

Amongst other activities, we will do this by organising:

  • At least one major fund raising event per year
  • Promotion and collection of FRORGS memberships
  • Provision of teas and collection of donations
  • A tour brochure and selling advertising space in it.
  • Merchandising rugby related clothing and equipment

We will support continuity of high standard rugby at the school by ensuring sufficient funds are available for the master in charge of rugby to be able to reliably plan for the next two to three years.

To contact a member of the FRORGS committee please click here. (pdf 265kb)


For a copy of the RFU Injuries Report giving statistics on how an injury is caused, which part of the body it's most likely to happen to and the severity of the injury please click here.

Nutritional Information

For further information on the best way to ensure you take onboard the correct food from all of the food groups please click here.

To view the Nutrition Presentation please click here.

Physical Conditioning

Do you know the difference between training for size and training for strength, to find out more click here

Can you state and do you understand the basic principles of training? For further information please click here.

To view the RFU Year 7 Strength training guide please click here.

To view the RFU Year 8 Strength training guide please click here

To view the RFU Year 9 Strength training guide please click here

To view the RFU Year 10 Strength training guide please click here

To view the RFU Year 11 Strength training guide please click here

To view the RFU Interval Training Guide (Book 1) please click here

To view the RFU Interval Training Guide (Book 2) please click here

To view the RFU Agility Development Drills please click here 

Positional Requirements




Blindside Flanker

Openside Flanker

Number 8

Scrum Half

Fly Half


Inside Centre

Outside Centre


Technical Skills

1. The Ball and All Tackle

2. The Body Position of a Fetcher at the Breakdown

3. The Chopping Technique

4.The Effective Cleaning Out at the Breakdown

5. The Options at the Breakdown

6. The Roll Presentation Technique

7. The Steal the Ball Technique

The Tackle Technique