Rugby at Donhead
Rugby is a major game at Donhead and is played in the autumn and spring Terms. Apart from inter-school matches, we also attend many competitions and festivals through the year, including the Stonyhurst Sevens and the National Schools’ Rugby Festival.
Rugby is introduced to the boys in Year 1 (PP1) and rugby matches are introduced in Year 2 (PP2). The boys play Tag Rugby until Year 4 (LP2), when tackling and uncontested scrums and lineouts are introduced. We hold our own Under 10 and Under 11 Festivals each year. House matches are also held. Rugby Sevens is played in March and we attend a number of competitions, including the Surrey Cup.
Donhead enjoys a strong reputation for the quality of its rugby. Every boy at Donhead is in a rugby team and learns to understand the importance of doing one’s best and being a team member.