Round 1 fixtures for the U18 National Vase and U15 National Cup were made on Monday and are available to view here. First round fixtures will take place during week commencing 26th September 2016. Subject to confirmation, both the U18s and U15s will be play their first round fixtures at away venues.
The vast majority of 2016 rugby fixtures have been confirmed and are now available to view on the Calendar page of this website.
In preparation for the 2016 rugby season, current Year 10, 11 and 12 students are invited to pre-season training on the 31st August, 1st September and 2nd September. To confirm your availability, please fill out the form on doodle.com/poll/wmrcmqd3rczx4u9fy3hgg42p/admin#table.
With the exam season now complete, the website will slowly be updated to include all cricket results from this season.
Rugby has had an encouraging and thriving year within the games department at Reading School. We have seen increased numbers in participation leading to the School being able to field B sides on Saturday morning at year 7, 8 and 9. The senior side have also seen an increase in numbers with over 40 boys in the sixth form regularly attending weekly training this meant being able to field a second XV. The junior teams have thrived in the county cup competitions with the year 7 team having a successful day at the county championship held at Bluecoat School; they eventually lost in the final of the second tier plate competition. Both the year 8 and year 10 side made it through to the county cup semi-finals but narrowly missed out on the finals, with both games being within one score. All in all it has been a very good term for rugby, all the pupils that have represented the School have done so with superb dedication, enthusiasm, confidence and we (as a games department) hope this continues and an enjoyment for rugby continues to grow.
Don't forget that all of the results are available on the website - thanks is due to everyone who has supported Rugby at Reading School this year.
The new term has arrived, and so has the start of the football season. Interest to be involved in Match Division teams has been high, so a staggering 15 teams will be competing over the next 12 weeks. A full list of fixtures are now available on the Calendar page - these are slowly being transferred to the main Fixtures page.
The Rugby season has come to an end. There are no more fixtures this term, although the U15s will have a Semi Final encounter with Pangbourne College in the County Cup after Christmas. All teams have produced some stunning performances, which could not have been possible without the commitment of both students and parents.
Next term, we have a record number of teams taking part in the Football season.
For the majority of our teams, a successful season of rugby ends on Saturday with a block fixture against LVS Ascot, with the U16s and Senior sides ending their season next Wednesday with matches against Forest School.
However, for the U13A and U15 sides, there is still the possibility of a further triumph in the County Cup. The U15s will be playing Kennet School in Round 3 in the near future, whereas the U13s are looking forward to a Semi Final encounter against either Edgbarrow School or Charters School. More details about our Cup progress in both Rugby and Football can be found by hovering over the Fixtures button in the navigation bar and selecting the relevant link. The chart below provides a summary of our Rugby County Cup results this season:
Our U12A and U12B played magnificently today in dreadful, rainy conditions in the Year 7 Rugby Festival at Reading Blue Coat School.
The U12As finished second in their group, winning three matches (5-0, 3-0 and 2-0 in tries) and losing one (3 tries to 0). They then went into the Trophy competition, winning 4-0 in the Quarter Final, 3-0 in the Semi Final and unfortunately losing to Claire's Court 2-1 on the Final.
Meanwhile, the U12Bs finished third in their group, with two wins and two losses. They progressed into the knock out stages, but lost 1-0 to Slough and Eton, who ultimately won the Vase.
Today was a hugely promising display of Year 7 rugby, with both the A and B teams making progress in the competition, which was contested by 40 local schools.
This Thursday is the Year 7 annual Rugby County Festival. It is held at Reading Blue Coat School. This year, two teams are representing Reading School in the 10 a side competition. The festival begins at 10:00.
It has been extremely tough for Mr Allen to select the teams for the festival, particularly as it is a 10 a side event, not a 12 a side event.
Good Luck to everyone taking part!
After a confident 45 - 7 victory last Thursday against Upton Court Grammar in the National Vase, the U15s faced Easthampstead School today in the second round of the County Cup. In a thrilling contest which saw Reading dominate throughout, the team won superbly 48 - 5 to bring an end to a thrilling Half Term of Rugby.
Although the rugby action is taking a break next week during half term, tomorrow is set to be a crucial day in terms of the House Cup, with the Year 8s and Seniors competing in House Basketball.
This morning there are fixtures at home and away for Years 7 - 11 against Claires Court, all kicking off at 10:00. Will the teams be able to top last week's outstanding set of results against Windsor Boys?
U14A and U16 -- Home Fixtures -- 09:00
U12A and U12B -- Home Fixtures -- 08:30
U13A, U13B and U15 -- Away Fixtures -- 08:00 at School or 09:00 at Away Venue
Congratulations to all of the boys who participated in today's rugby block fixture against Windsor Boys. Each team played with skill and spirit from the start and ultimately have achieved some excellent results, including five victories from six matches and a total of 190 points scored (or, if you prefer, a points difference of +117).
The two U14 squads deserve a special mention, with two outstanding, emphatic wins - considering that we were only expecting to put out one Year 9 side this year, this is an excellent achievement.
Today is the first rugby block fixture of the new season, with the 1st XV, 2nd XV, U16, U15, U14A and U14B teams kicking off at 10:00 against Windsor Boys.
The following changes to the list of rugby fixtures have been made (these have now been updated on the main Fixtures Page).
Training for Match Division Rugby is already underway. The weekly timetable for training is as follows:
All sessions will run from 15:30 until 17:00.
For this year's U15 and 1st XV teams, the School Rugby FA Cup equivalent is beginning this month. Dating back to 1987, the Natwest National Rugby Schools Cup begins this month for our Year 10 and Senior Rugby players. But it's a long journey. The competition starts with each school competing in one of eight location based knock out competitions - for the 1st XV sides, that's five tough matches before an area final, whereas the U15s must face an additional sixth before playing in the final.
Finally, if the team is successful in the Area Final, the remaining schools battle it out in three final rounds, filmed and streamed live online, with the Final taking place at the centre of English Rugby - Twickenham.
It may be a long and seemingly impossible journey, but it has been done by a Reading School side. Despite falling into the Vase competition late in October, the 2013/2014 U15 side competed incredibly to reach the Quarter Finals of the National Vase, knowing that the Final of the Vase would also be played at Twickenham.
Despite an unfortunate defeat to St. George's College in Weybridge in that Quarter Final, it shows that winning consecutive games is not as hard as it sounds, and it has been done. Perhaps this year's U15 or 1st XV team will make it all the way to Twickenham this year?
The new school year - 2015/16 - has arrived after a long and relaxing, if cold, summer break. You will be able to sign up for Match Division Rugby during Games lessons this week, with some training sessions also taking place.
All Rugby fixtures currently in the School Calendar have been added onto the website with button links to individual match pages. Although these will provide you with a clear guide as to when fixtures will be taking place, be aware that additional fixtures may be organised later in the term, including County Cup games.
The P.E. Department wish you an enjoyable and physically active academic year.
Today is set to be an excellent day of rugby, with 7 teams taking part in a round-robin tournament.
Rugby Pre-Season Training will take place for Years 11, 12 and 13 this week on Wednesday (10:00 until 15:00), Thursday (16:00 until 17:30) and Friday (16:00 until 17:30).
A complete list of rugby fixtures for the Michaelmas Term is now available on the Fixtures page. Button links will be operational before the end of this month and team sheets should be available at least 48 hours before each match.