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The rugby tradition at St John’s is a strong one, with the School playing on a very competitive circuit. It is the main game for the boys in the Autumn Term, with the School running 16 teams. Matches are predominantly played on Saturdays, with U18 Champions Trophy and U15 Nat West Cup matches in mid week. Despite the high calibre fixture list, including the likes of Epsom College, Cranleigh, Brighton College, RGS Guildford, KCS Wimbledon and Eastbourne College, the School achieves a high success rate against their opponents.
In recent years a number of pupils have been involved in county squads and Premiership Academies (including Harlequins, Wasps and London Irish) with some going on to play in the Premiership. The most recent are Cameron Cowell (England Sevens) and George Kruis (Saracens and England).
The Head of Rugby is coach of the England Counties U18 side and his fellow 1st XV coach is head of the Harlequins’ “Developing Player Programme” for Surrey.
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