RUGBY SCHOOL’S INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS U18 SEVENS TOURNAMENT STARTS TODAY

2023 marks the 200th anniversary of the game of rugby football.

In 1823 a schoolboy named William Webb Ellis, during a football match at Rugby School, Rugby, England, took the ball in his arms and ran with it on The Close.

This act, followed by a succession of events, has resulted in the game of football being renamed “rugby football”, now a global game played by millions.

To celebrate the Bicentenial the school is Global Sevens Rugby Tournament to celebrate the bicentennial of the game called rugby.

St Kevin’s College Melbourne was invited to participate and they accepted. They are the only Australian team attending.

There are 20 teams across 11 nations competing from all the continents of the world. This is an extraordinary honour for St Kevins to play in this historical event and for the school that gave birth to the game.

The Rugby School administrators have generously placed St Kevins in the playing pool with Rugby School, which means they will play the original school on the original pitch from 200 years ago.

While in England and Wales they will also play in the National Schools Sevens Tournament (Rosslyn Park) and a Welsh tournament where three Welsh speaking schools are playing St Kevins.

 The 16 players and 3 staff are looking forward to representing Australia on this world stage.

TOURNAMENT DRAW

SCHOOLCOUNTRY
Blackrock CollegeIreland
Campbell CollegeIreland
Clifton CollegeEngland
Fettes CollegeScotland
Mount St Mary’sEngland
Llandovery CollegeWales
Marlborough CollegeEngland
Merchiston Castle SchoolScotland
MichaelhouseSouth Africa
Monmouth School for BoysWales
Nelson CollegeNew Zealand
Rugby SchoolEngland
Shawnigan Lake SchoolCanada
St Kevin’s CollegeAustralia
Strathallan SchoolScotland
The GrangeChile
The Royal Belfast Academical Institution (RBAI)Ireland
UppinghamEngland
Waseda Jitsugyo High SchoolJapan
Whitchurch High SchoolWales

 POOL A POOL B
1Rugby School (Eng)1Clifton College (Eng)
2Fettes College (Scot)2RBAI (Ire)
3Monmouth School (Wales)3Merchiston Castle School (Scot)
4St Kevin’s College (Aus)4Whitchurch High School (Wales)
5The Grange (Chile)5Shawnigan Lake School (Canada)

 POOL C POOL D
1Marlborough College (Eng)1Uppingham (Eng)
2Campbell College (Ire)2Blackrock College (Ire)
3Strathallan School (Scot)3Llandovery College (Wales)
4Nelson College (NZ)4Michaelhouse (SA)
5Mount St Mary’s (England)5Waseda High School (Japan)

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Rugby School Match Fixture

Matches for St Kevin’s College Australia

Saturday 25 March

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