Rugby: OPs working in the game

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…


Chris Andrew (78-84)

                    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…


Michael Channing (08-10)

  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…


OP XV loses to Shiplake

    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…


OP Squad vs Shiplake as of 4.11.15

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…


OPs urged to attend!

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…


Appeal for OP rugby players

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