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Stamford School


Stamford School enjoys a long and rich history in playing rugby football. It is the major sport of the Autumn Term, and the school has a large and competitive fixture list, with games each weekend against opposition from the leading rugby schools in the region and beyond.

The school is linked with Leicester Tigers as one of their Good to Great Schools with the aim to enhance the development opportunities for all high potential and high performing players aged 13-18 in the school rugby programme. We compete at the highest level including the Rosslyn Park Sevens, the St Josephs Festival and the Sedbergh National Tens. The school regularly has students involved with County Divisional and National sides as well as the Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers Academies.

The school colours are maroon and white, and we field four, sometimes five, senior XVs and A, B and C XVs all the way down to the first years. Spectators are welcome on the touchline for all fixtures.

Rugby is coached throughout the school and features heavily in the House Sport programme, with fifteens, sevens and tens and even the highly popular lunchtime “Underdogs” rugby for those who do not represent the school on a regular basis.

There is a very strong commitment to touring. The school has visited Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Chile, Argentina and South Africa all in the last 12 years, as well as the biennial upper VI tour to Ireland. Things kick off in August with a residential training camp.

The rugby programme is lead by Mr David Laventure and Mr David Jackson. Both of which can draw from experiences from coaching representative rugby and playing at London Irish and Leicester Tigers respectively.

For any enquiries please contact Mr David Laventure Master I C Rugby –


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