‘Borlase Rugby has progressed at real pace over the past few years and the boys who represent the school do so with pride and determination. Rugby at Borlase is moral and character forming. Our teams will win and lose but they learn to win with modesty and accept defeat gracefully, they play hard but they play fair and they learn to support their team mates and friends and to never let each other down. Over recent years this ethos and attitude has seen increased success in terms of results and of representative players from the school.
Teams are run for all age groups from U12s to U18s and competitive fixtures are played most weeks in each age group during the Autumn term with the U18’s continuing to play in to the spring term against like-minded schools in the region. Borlase rugby provides players with the opportunity for pupils to develop a whole range of rugby-related skills from fitness and handling to tackling and scrummaging this happens through pre season training and training sessions in both curriculum and extra curricular time. It also gives pupils the chance to represent the School and perform their skills in a competitive environment each week. The School currently enters teams in the National Natwest Cup competitions at U18 and U15 levels the Bucks County Cup at U13 and U14 levels and several Sevens competitions including the National Schoolboy Sevens at Rosslyn Park.
In recent years the squads at Borlase have contained a large number of county rugby players and several Wasps Academy (School of Rugby) players all of whom the school is very proud. Squads of differing ages have achieved success in the National cup and Rosslyn Park National 7s competition. In 2016-17, the 1st XV & 2nd XV remained unbeaten throughout the season until losing in the National tournament in the last 32.
In 2016, we started the senior girls 7s team who have been entered to Rosslyn Park for 2018. We hope to extend girl’s rugby to the younger years in the near future.
During the summer of 2014 the senior squad embarked on a tour of Hong Kons and Australia. The squad were unbeaten throughout the tour, showing the current strength of Borlase Rugby.
Mr Stuart Hill, Head of Key Stage 4 & Master i/c Rugby