Rugby is played by all boys in Years 9, 10 and 11 during the Autumn Term. A and B teams are run in each year group and the Sixth Form have a 1st and 2nd XV. All teams play regular fixtures on a competitive and challenging local circuit.
The College provides quality coaching throughout the age groups, and further playing opportunities are provided in district competitions and the National Nat West Schools competition for U15 and U18. The U14 and U16 sides also play in the District competitions. Players regularly play for the District and County representative teams at all the different age groups.
Tours are seen as a valuable and enriching experience and are used to further develop teams and individuals. The 1st XV squad toured South Africa in 2008 and Poland in 2011, while the U16 team visited Germany in 2009. The Rugby 7s squad toured Italy in 2015 and the next tour is planned to Portugal in February 2017.
In the Spring Term, all year groups have the opportunity to play Rugby 7’s, predominantly as a co-curricular activity. Teams are entered into local tournaments, the County 7’s and the National HSBC Tournament. Wycliffe has also been hosting its own successful U16 and U18 tournaments for the past 25 years or more.
Specialist Coaching: Martyn Kimber, Andy Hamilton, James Lunch, Andy Naish, Tom Broomfield, Matt Teague