Rugby XVs

College Rugby XV

Member of staff i/c: Mr N Buoy

Brighton College has a strong rugby tradition dating back over its 160 year history. During that time, numerous players have earned representative honours, both at schoolboy and first class level.  Rugby is the main winter sport of the College. 

During the Michaelmas term, the College fields twenty rugby teams from Under 12s through to 1st XV. On a Saturday, boys have the opportunity to represent the college in teams from A to E. The Under 15s compete in the National Daily Mail Cup with the 1st XV competing in the St Joseph's and Sedbergh National festivals. Those players aiming to play representative rugby have the opportunity to play for Sussex and for Premiership clubs through links with Harlequins, Bath and London Irish. The College continues to play rugby after Christmas for those who choose to do so. Fixtures continue on Saturdays with the style of rugby moving towards that needed for the National Sevens & Tens Competitions.

Coaching Philosophy - Using Rugby to make every individual as good as they can be both on and off the field to enable them to fulfil their potential in life.

Playing Philosophy - Too fast, too quick, too clever in mind and body.

Current Senior Representative Honours

  • Jordan Turner-Hall - Harlequins & England
  • Ollie Phillips - Gloucester, England 7s & Cambridge University (Full Blue)
  • Ross Chisholm - Harlequins
  • Harry Leonard - Edinburgh RFC, Scotland U20s & Leeds Carnegie
  • James Chisholm - Harlequins, England U18 (Captain), England U19 & England U20
  • John Hart - Wasps
  • Max Maidment - Bath RFC Academy, Bath University (Captain) & London Scottish
  • James Tyas - Bath RFC Academy & Scotland U20s
  • Ben Maidment - Jersey (Cambridge University 2010)
  • Ollie Richards - Leeds Carnegie & Newcastle Falcons
  • Alistair Chisholm - Richmond, Exeter Chiefs A & Exeter University
  • Jo Beckett - Newcastle Falcons A & Newcastle University (Captain)
  • Craig Holland - London Scottish, Cornish Pirates & Loughborough University
  • Callum Waters - Harlequins & England U20s
  • Nick Pass, Jake Henry, Craig Holland & Max Maidment - England Students 2013
  • Jake Henry & Craig Holland - Great Britain Students 7s
  • Jon Searle & Luke James England U16
  • Marcus Smith - Harlequins & England - U16, U18 & U20s
  • Luke James - Harlequins EPDG & England U17
  • Jon Searle - Harlequins EPDG & Scotland U18
  • Kieron Bungaroo Biarritz - France
  • Marcus Smith - Harlequins & England U20
  • James Lasis - Rotherham
  • Todd Gleave - London Irish
  • Marcus and Gregor Ramage - Hong Kong (full international)
  • Toby Smith - England U18 7s
  • Max Clarke - USA U18 7s

External Coaches

  • Keiran Dawson - London Irish & Ireland International (Forwards Coach)
  • Paul Mckeown - S & C, Speed Coach
  • Brendan Hayes - S & C, Speed Coach