Who can take part?
The main aim of CRGS rugby is to develop individual players in an enjoyable and challenging environment. At least two teams compete in each age group so physically smaller players can develop without being overpowered by those who have had an early growth spurt. Players are monitored carefully, regardless of the team they play in. Team squads evolve as players develop through their school career.
Confidence is particularly important, and this is fostered by playing a 15 man game at levels where everybody is able to contribute. CRGS does not view the result as the most important issue; it is much better to develop players over time and then positive results will follow.
What is involved?
Each team trains together each week in games lessons and has one additional practice session a wee except for seniors who have two additional sessions..
Each team usually plays one match a week during the autumn term, and many enter several annual competitions, including Sevens Tournaments. CRGS also runs a tour programme on a bi - annual basis.
The PE Department is fortunate enough to be supported in the rugby programme by a number of teachers from other departments. Team responsibilities are outlined below.
- 1st XV Mr N. Murray
- 2nd XV Mr R. Heard
- Under 16 Mr D. Hardy
- Under 15 Mr W. Hill
- Under 14 Mr D. Slade
- Under 13 Mr R. Neale
- Under 12 Mr M. McEvoy
We are also hugely indebted to Mr R. Flanagan, Mr N. Stephen, Mr M. Walsh and Dr P. Byrne for their continuing help and outstanding work on the refereeing and medical front, and for their unfailing dedication to supporting CRGS rugby teams when called upon.
Fixtures and Results
Fixtures and results are updated regularly on the schools rugby website and can be accessed here.