Rugby at Cokethorpe
At Cokethorpe we pride ourselves on developing individual players within an enjoyable and challenging team environment. Rugby is predominantly played during the Michaelmas Term, running from September to December, during which the Senior School fields squads for all age groups, giving over 200 boys the opportunity to represent Cokethorpe across a total of twelve teams.
Opportunities to play rugby not only include a competitive fixture list against other leading schools such as Abingdon, Magdalen and St Edward's, but also Inter-House Rugby Competitions, national and international tours and individual conditioning programs tailored to age and position. Senior squad members also receive weekly video analysis sessions to highlight areas for improvement.
Players also have access to a range of top class facilities to aid their training programme. These include:
- A Sports Hall for weekly fitness circuits
- Six rugby pitches and use of two astros for all-weather training
- A conditioning room for strength and power development
- A scrummage machine
- Performance analysis software
Cokethorpe regularly enter county cup competitions, in which they have reached fifteen finals in eight years and were Quadruple U19 County Cup winners from 2008–2011. A substantial number of Cokethorpe pupils also receive representative honours in rugby each year, with selection at an area, county and national level.
Latest News in Rugby
Rugby Report (13 December 2013)
A successful season for the Cokethorpe Rugby teams despite losing key players to injuries across all age groups...
U9 Rugby Tournament Success (14 November 2013)
Cokethorpe's U9 Rugby Team were victorious at the Abingdon Preparatory School tournament. ...
Rugby U20s World Champion (24 June 2013)
Old Cokethorpean Henry Purdy is part of the winning England U20s rugby squad of the Junior World Championships...
Henry Purdy joins England U20s Squad (30 April 2013)
Old Cokethorpean and Leciester Tigers rugby player Henry Purdy has been drafted into the England U20s squad for the World Junior Championships in France...
Senior School Rugby Michaelmas Term Report (1 December 2012)
With all the Senior School teams finishing with a positive win ratio, it has been a strong season but with some lessons to be learned for future performances...
Junior School Rugby Michaelmas Term Report (30 November 2012)
The Junior School Rugby teams have all shown great potential this season, with some record-breaking wins and impressive work ethic...