At the OP Centenary Dinner on April 21st, 2017 12 members of the unbeaten 1st XV in 1962 reunited for the first time in 55 years. Shown in the image above are: Back row: David Hamner, James Neale, Roddy Adams, Shaun Maynard, Julian Coles, Chas Realf, Andy Shanks. Front row: Bob Roberts, Mike…Details
A discussion on LinkedIn begun by Chris Andrew (78-84) has turned up a number of OPs earning a living from or coaching rugby. Chris is the driving force behind a ten-person company called Roaring Rugby Ltd that coaches 1,000 primary school pupils a week in the skills of the game in the Wiltshire and…Details
For the past five years Chris Andrew (78-84) has been director of Roaring Rugby Ltd. The company coaches 1,000 5-11 year-olds each week at about 30 primary schools in the Wiltshire/Gloucestershire/Bristol area and employs ten people. Prior to this Chris worked at the Bath…Details
In October, 2015 rugby league club Featherstone Rovers announced the signing of Michael Channing (08-10) on a two year deal. Michael, originally from London, is a full Welsh International and played in their recent victory against Scotland. Despite being only 24 years of age, he has a wealth of experience of top flight…Details
Will Hardcastle reports: Shiplake won the toss and decided to play up hill ( we were on the 3rd team pitch… rather than the 1st XV). Pangbourne spent the majority of the 1st half in the opposition’s 22. With the pressure building Shiplake conceded many kickable penalties but, in the spirit of a…Details
OP Squad against Shiplake so far from Willy Hardcastle: 1. TBC 2. James Billyeald 3. TBC 4. James Wilson 5. Charlie Davey/Ashley Pulleyn 6. James Baker / Charlie Davey 7. Aaron McGroarty / Sam Hewick / Nat Rennie 8. Jordan Lightfoot / Will Harwood 9. James Groves 10. Jack Muggridge / Alex Bancroft 11. Freddie…Details
Kick-off is 1.30pm on Bowden.
If you would like to play please contact David Metcalfe at the College David.Metcalfe@pangbourne.com
Following the huge success of last year’s night contest against The Oratory at Newbury RFC (won with the last kick of the match by Pangbourne), another 1st XV evening game has been arranged by the College for the current season. It will take place on Friday 6th November against Churchers College at the Newbury…Details
The Master in charge of rugby at the College, OP David Metcalfe, has confirmed that the game against Shiplake Old Boys XV will take place at Pangbourne on Sunday November 8th, following the Remembrance Day service.
Any OP who would like to play should contact David immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org