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Olney RFC is a community Rugby Club promoting the very best sporting qualities of teamwork, respect, honesty, commitment and friendship.

We currently compete in the SSE Midlands Division and run four senior teams, a Veterans and a Ladies team.

We are proud of our thriving Youth section, developing players from the age of 5 upwards.

We have the best facilities in the area, available to players, spectators, sponsors and to local business.

Olney RFC offers a warm welcome to new members, sponsors and supporters, so why not come down and join us, but if you are hoping to be paid to play, find another club. 


Olney Colts won 38-33 v Long Buckby

Olney Colts took on Long Buckby in the quarter final of the Oceanic trophy and the Muddiman trophy, played for by the respective colts since 1976.

The match started well for Olney who scored a couple of quick tries but Long Buckby replied with an immediate try.  Using their big forwards Buckby powered up the middle and the game ebbed and flowed with both sides claiming scores.  A strong performance by Iman Sarkeshik and Joby Solomon in the front row for Olney led the team up the pitch.  Lock Doug Burton set up a key try in the second half, with other notable performances from Hamish Bull and Harry James at full back.  Captain Nathan Merridan led the team from outside centre, Olney claiming a hard earned victory in the 40th year of the Muddiman trophy.


Colts Muddiman Cup



RFU & EMRURS - Young Referees Course 

Following on from the success of the October 2015 Young Referees Course East Midlands Referees Society is pleased to announce that, with significant help from East Midlands Rugby Football Union,  a Level 2 “Refereeing the 15 a side game” Course has been arranged for Delegates in the age range of 16-24 years old.

This will take place during the 2016 spring half term holiday (on 16th , 17thand 18th February) at Bedford Athletic RFC  Putnoe Woods ,Wentworth Drive, Bedford MK41 8QA

This course will be offered at a much reduced cost of £25.00 so therefore this is a unique opportunity for potential Young Referees to get qualified.

Clubs, Schools Colleges and Universities all need more referees - if each of these could find one candidate, this would make a tremendous difference within the East Mids area.

For any further information or to register your interest for this course please contact or send your £25.00 course fee to:

Mariana Hiles, EMRU The Rugby House, Wellingborough School , Irthlingborough Rd,  Wellingborough NN8 2BX

Tel: 01933 222218; email

Please note that, should you apply for (and secure a place on)  the course  you will need to take the World Rugby “Online Rugby Ready” test as well as the “Online Laws Exam” before the Course Date.

As a Club if you could help us to publicise this course by way of your Twitter, Facebook, Website etc that would be really helpful.

Thank You

Pete Lyes, Chairman EMRURS

Edgar Mobbs was this weekend inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.


Mobbs was one of 25 players and notable figures within the sport to be inducted ahead of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup match between New Zealand and Argentina.

The legend, who is also in the Saints’ own Hall of Fame, is as famous for his post-rugby exploits as he was for what he achieved on the field.

The first Saint to captain England, Mobbs made 234 first team appearances in black, green and gold, winning seven caps for his country and captained the East Midlands, Midlands and Barbarians during his career.

Mobbs retired from playing in 1913. This was, however, the start of his legend. Upon the outbreak of World War One, undeterred by the denial of an officer commission, he formed what became known as the 'Sportsman's Battalion.' 264 men, led by Mobbs, largely made up the 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment, of whom only 85 survived the war.

Mobbs was not among them, having been gunned down leading an assault on a machine gun post during the Third Battle of Ypres. His body was never found, but his legacy lived on.

In 1921 thousands turned out for the unveiling of the Mobbs Memorial in Northampton's Market Square. That year also saw the first Mobbs Memorial Match between the East Midlands and the Barbarians, a fixture that has been played ever since, latterly with the Saints alternating with Bedford to play the British Army.

“The World Rugby Hall of Fame recognises those who have made an indelible mark on our sport through feats on the field of play, displays of great character or through their tireless and inspirational work in driving forward our great game, said World Rugby chairman Bernard Lapasset.

“The latest set of inductions includes some real legends, players who have helped to shape the image of rugby and inspire generations of fans.

“They are truly some of the biggest names in our sport over the past 100 years or so and all have contributed immensely to the enjoyment we have all felt watching top-level rugby over the decades. Each of these 25 inductees has made a positive impression on the sport that will last the test of time.”



Phil Bennett (Wales), Naas Botha (South Africa), Gordon Brown (Scotland), Marcel Communeau (France), Gerald Davies (Wales), Mervyn Davies (Wales), Danie Gerber (South Africa), Tim Horan (Australia), Andy Irvine (Scotland), Carwyn James (Wales), Barry John (Wales), Tom Kiernan (Ireland), Gwyn Nicholls (Wales), Basil Maclear (Ireland), Bill McLaren (Scotland), EDGAR MOBBS (England), Hennie Muller (South Africa), Morne du Plessis (South Africa), Ronald Poulton-Palmer (England), Tom Richards (Australia), Jean-Pierre Rives (France), Fergus Slattery (Ireland), Wavell Wakefield (England), Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa) and John Lewis Williams (Wales)



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