Old Swinford Hospital RFC

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Old Swinford Hospital RFUC
Location Stourbridge, England
Coach(es)

Northern Ireland Andrew Coalter

England Simon Daws
Team kit

Old Swinford Hospital RFC is the rugby union football club of Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge. The school is acknowledged as one of the top rugby schools in the country, holding a highly successful playing record and with many players playing at regional level and an increasing number going on to play professionally and internationally.

Rugby at the school starts at Under-12 level and is played in individual year groups until Under-16 level where the players enter the senior rugby system, where there are four senior XV's[clarification needed] for players to play in.

The school's 1st XV and U15 teams both compete in the Daily Mail Cup and it is not uncommon for the teams to reach the late stages of the competition, in the 2011/2012 season the 1st XV made it to the final of the U18 cup at Twickenham, unfortunately losing to Dulwich College 15-8. However Swinford scored the only try through Cass Brookes. This has led to a large following by members of the school both past and present. On many occasions a 1st XV match will attract a large proportion of the school community to the sidelines.

The current captain of the 1st XV is Huw Taylor of Foley House

Unusual Matches[edit]

In the late 70's a game of Rugby was being played on Top Field, which concealed the old World War II air raid shelters, long since closed up. During the game a maul was formed and the roof of the air raid shelter collapsed leading to the pile of players falling through the hole. After that the field was not declared playable until the shelters had been filled and reinforced.

1st XV Captains[edit]

Dates Name Notes
1986-1987 England M Evans
1987-1988 England T Vaughan
1988-1989 England A Bradley
1989–1990 W Coles
1990-1991 J Simpson
1991–1992 R Greasley
1992-1993 G England
1993-1994 A Driver
1994–1995 J Hyatt
1995–1996 England B Corfield
1996-1997 A Gibson
1997–1998 England J Shaw
1998–1999 D Quinn
1999–2000 D Burr
2000–2001 T Daplyn
2001–2002 A Cambridge
2002–2003 R Harding
2003–2004 J Pette
2004-2005 England C Pennell
2005–2006 England H Southall
2006–2008 England D Willis
2008-2009 England S Sutherland
2009-2010 England A Nixon
2010-2011 England R Williamson
2011-2012 England E Taylor
2012-2013 Wales R Williams
2013-2014 England H Taylor

Coaches[edit]

Dates Name
1989–2002 Wales Peter Jones
2000-2002 Wales Peter Jones & EnglandNick Tisdale
2002-2008 EnglandNick Tisdale & Northern Ireland Andrew Coalter
2008–present Northern Ireland Andrew Coalter & England Simon Daws

Notable players[edit]

Tours[edit]

Year To Captain Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against
1991 Canada Canada J Simpson
1993 Canada Canada G England
1996 South Africa South Africa B Corfield
1998 South America South America J Shaw
2000 Australia Australia D Burr
2002 South Africa South Africa A Cambridge 2 0 4 43 114
2004 New Zealand New Zealand and Cook Islands The Cook Islands J Pette 3 0 2 110 64
2006 Australia Australia and Fiji Fiji H Southall 4 0 1 189 20
2008 South Africa South Africa and Namibia Namibia D Vermont 5 0 0 207 64
2010 Australia Australia and Malaysia Malaysia A Nixon 5 0 0 N/A N/A

1st XV Playing Record[edit]

Daily Mail Cup[edit]

2007/2008

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


Queen Mary's Grammar, Walsall 5–55 Old Swinford Hospital

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 32–5 Newcastle-Under-Lyme School

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 32–3 Wellingborough School

5th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 50–0 Haileybury School

6th Round


Worcester 6th Form College 7–14 Old Swinford Hospital

Quarter Final


Barnard Castle School 39–10 Old Swinford Hospital

2006/2007

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


Prince Henry's High School, Evesham 0–50 Old Swinford Hospital

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 21–8 Hereford Cathedral School

4th Round


Prince Henry's High School, Evesham 0–50 Old Swinford Hospital

5th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 25–32 Warwick School

2005/2006

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round: Bye

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 39–0 Solihull VI Form College

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 15–5 King Edward's Birmingham

5th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 24–15 Solihull School

6th Round


Hereford Cathedral School 7–26 Old Swinford Hospital

Quarter Final


Durham School 10–5 Old Swinford Hospital

2004/2005

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


Sutton Coldfield College 0–52 Old Swinford Hospital

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 22–14 Hereford Cathedral School

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 22–9 Lady Manners School

5th Round


Northampton School for Boys 8–17 Old Swinford Hospital

6th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 27–23 Oakham School

Quarter Final


Old Swinford Hospital 47–23 Durham
(Report)

Semi-Final


Exeter College 19–18 Old Swinford Hospital
(Report)
Castlecroft

2003/2004

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


KES Five Ways 0–42 Old Swinford Hospital

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 45–0 KES Stratford

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 12–19 Hartpury College

2002/2003

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 26–3 Worcester 6th Form College

3rd Round


KES Lichfield 0–WO Old Swinford Hospital

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 13–5 Leicester Grammar School

5th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 14–10 Northampton School for Boys

6th Round


Solihull School 10–35 Old Swinford Hospital

Quarter Final


Old Swinford Hospital 10–44 Barnard Castle School

2001/2002

1st Round: Bye

2nd Round


Fairfax School 3–58 Old Swinford Hospital

3rd Round


Hereford Cathedral School 10–49 Old Swinford Hospital

4th Round


The King's School, Worcester 25–23 Old Swinford Hospital

2000/2001

1st Round


Kenilworth School 13–60 Old Swinford Hospital

2nd Round


Old Swinford Hospital 42–25 King Henry VIII School

3rd Round


Old Swinford Hospital WO–0 Bromsgrove School

4th Round


Old Swinford Hospital 10–11 Oakham School

The National Schools 7's[edit]

2009/2010

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England Old Swinford Hospital 4 4 0 0 116 51
Wales Ysgol Gyfun Morgannwg 4 2 0 2 109 67
England John Fisher School 4 2 0 2 92 79
England Wisbech Grammar School 4 2 0 2 77 83
England Worthing College 4 0 0 4 28 142

Final 16


England Old Swinford Hospital 36–21 England Cowbridge Comprehensive School

Quarter Final


England Old Swinford Hospital 5–31 England Millfield School

2007/2008

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England Kirkham Grammar School 4 4 0 0 126 24
England Old Swinford Hospital 4 3 0 1 155 19
Wales Ysgol Gyfun Plasmawr 4 2 0 2 79 60
England Bury Grammar School 4 1 0 3 36 139
England Medina High School 4 0 0 4 21 175

2006/2007

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England Old Swinford Hospital 4 4 0 0 179 33
Wales Llandovery College 4 3 0 1 126 26
Wales Ysgol Gyfun Llanari 4 2 0 2 102 116
England Isleworth and Syon Boys' School 4 1 0 3 73 101
Canada Uxbridge School 4 0 0 4 0 204

Final 16


England Old Swinford Hospital 24–19 England Skinners' School

Quarter Final


England Old Swinford Hospital 19–12 England Campion School

Semi-Final


England Old Swinford Hospital 10–27 England Hartpury College

2005/2006

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England The Manchester Grammar School 3 3 0 0 99 34
England Old Swinford Hospital 3 2 0 1 90 32
Wales Greenhill School 3 1 0 2 64 72
England Emanuel School 3 0 0 3 10 125

2004/2005

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England Old Swinford Hospital 3 3 0 0 109 33
England Adams Grammar School 3 2 0 1 94 43
Wales Coleg Gwent, Crosskeys College 3 1 0 2 47 42
England Chew Valley School 3 0 0 3 0 132

Final 32


England Old Swinford Hospital 19–14 Wales Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf

Final 16


England Old Swinford Hospital 17–19 England Lymm High School

2003/2004

Team Pld W D L PF PA
England Old Swinford Hospital 3 3 0 0 58 20
England Colston's School 3 2 0 1 69 36
England Latymer Upper School 3 1 0 2 46 57
England St Benedicts School, Ealing 3 0 0 3 0 132

Final 32


England Old Swinford Hospital 22–29 England Ivybridge Community College

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