History

The Rugby Club - An Introduction

The rugby club is now in its 55th season. Last season the 1st XV retained its place in Herts & Middlesex Two finishing mid table. In 2005/6 the 1st XV won the Herts & Middx Vase final, and in 2006/7 were runners up. Last season the 2nd XV in its first season in the Middx Merit Table reached the semi finals.

The OIRFC had its inaugrual game in 1957 against Old Gaytonians. The first chairman's, Cyril Smith's, enthusiasm and drive got the rugby club started. By 1959, the club had formed a 2nd XV and by the mid 60s an Extra A (3rd) XV was started.

 

The 1st XV had its best seasons in 1964/5 setting the record for points difference (when a try was only 3 points) and in 1965/6 losing only one game. This points record stood until 1988/9 when it was broken by the 3rd XV (the Blue Tide), and this new record stood until 2001/2.

In addition to its playing successes, the OIRFC is well known for its social side and touring which has helped us to attract and retain many players. Building on the touring tradition started in the 60s, what other club can boast of a total of 85 tours with 72 tours in the past 36 years. OIRFC's rugby, post match events and touring provide all our current and past players with great memories and a strong sense of camaraderie.

 

TUESDAY TRAINING - 7:30pm start @ Isleworth & Syon School 4G pitch

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