As I mentioned in my previous bulletin, rugby will start next week. Under the RFU guidelines, we are allowed to do 15 minutes of contact training a session. The rest of the time we will be playing touch. This gives us the opportunity to really focus on the tactical defensive and attacking elements of rugby and really develop the boys’ handling skills. I shall be excited to see how the boys respond to this and how it impacts their game development longer term.

I have told each year group they will need to pack their gumshield, rugby-top and tracksuit for Games. The boys come in caked in mud after a rugby session so a tracksuit is essential. They can change into it and not spread it around school or on your car seats on the way home! Please see the accompanying picture of the correct rugby kit.