In a summer that has been hampered by injuries in the build up to match day, it was fantastic to welcome players to the field in a Under 27 vs Over 27 game. Team mates included former first XV players, heads of school, current staff and three sets of OA brothers, with plenty still playing rugby at university and local clubs. We were also lucky to have an OA able to attend and play while on a short break from studying in the US, and another great addition to this year was OA Tom Finch, a qualified referee, who stepped forward to oversee proceedings.

The day was really well supported from the touchlines by friends, family, current and former staff and a great cohort of OAs who all caught up over lunch in the Hospitality Suite. The match was a great opener to a festival of rugby taking place at School, with our OAs the first to play on the spectacular pitch which has been tended to all summer by our dedicated grounds team.

Overall, the Unders sealed it with a 22-20 victory in a thoroughly entertaining game that impressed from the sidelines. Thanks to everyone who came to take part and support the day, we look forward to welcoming everyone, and more, again next year.

Thanks to our players:

Andy Lyon (1991), Scott Milne (1992), Chris Busby (1993), Nick Drake (1993), Andy Harding (1993), Ben Rayner (1993), Rowan Browne (1994), Guy Horton (1994), Mike Litchfield (1994), Jim Ruddick (1995), Chris Drake (1995), Max Wood (2007), Olly Hampson (2008), Richard Moore (2008), Sebastien Wilson (2008), Ollie Raban (2008), Alexander Black (2010), Tom Finch (Referee) (2010), Benedict Edwards (2010), Mark Francis (2011), Ed Otty (2011), Harry Copson (2011), Pierre Joffin (2012), Sam Adamson (2014), Jonathan Lord (2014), Leo Wood (2014), Conor Graney (2016), Harry Anderson (2016), Lewis Dandridge (2016), Ed Adamson (2017)

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