Annual Event: Rugby 7s Tournament
Old Priorians have plenty to be proud of in the field of rugby, as St Benedict’s has enjoyed many national and international successes in recent years, with numerous capped schoolboy internationals in adition to winning the Daily Mail National Cup at Twickenham in 2005, losing a close semi-final in 2007 and once again reaching the final in 2008.
St Benedict’s also won the highly coveted Rugby World Team of the Year award in 2008 and represented England at the World School’s Cup in Japan. The School is closely linked to London Wasps where currently three former pupils are playing under professional contracts with numerous others in line waiting for the opportunity.
The Old Priorian Rugby Football Club (OPRFC)
Originally formed by alumni of St Benedict’s School, Ealing, the OPRFC has a long history – dating back to the 1960’s and beyond when it regularly fielded a strong rugby side in a Sunday league.
The club survived through the 1970’s before experiencing somewhat of a stop-start existence during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. In 1998 the inaugural Old Priorian 7s tournament was played; it invited “age-group” based teams of old boys to enter and has been a successful annual tournament ever since, attracting over 300 supporters and players.
For all the latest news, fixtures and results, visit their official website: OPRFC Rugby
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