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Promoting traditional Rugby values

Rugby promises to provide every pupil at RGS with the opportunity to maximise their potential in a dynamic and fun learning environment. We are committed to coaching four technical skills that make up our ‘RGS Identity’. Our focus on the technical aspects of catch and pass, ball presentation, low tackles, and awareness builds to our aim of playing an attractive and enjoyable brand of rugby.

RGS Worcester is proud to be able to provide multiple team fixtures across all age groups. With training and home fixtures played at our historical Flagge Meadow playing fields, we believe in promoting traditional rugby values as well as our own Charter for Sport values, to be ‘Resilient, Gracious, Selfless and Willing’.

mr robert lewis, head of rugby, is a welsh rugby union player with far-ranging experience.

Specialist Coaches

Head of Rugby, Mr Robert Lewis, is a former Welsh Rugby Union player with far-ranging experience. Mr Lewis has an outstanding international pedigree, representing Wales in their Under 18, 19 and 20 teams and was selected for the Wales Senior Sevens, playing nationally on the IRB7s Circuit. Mr Lewis has experience in the English Premiership, Heineken Cup, Celtic League and LV Cup. He has won the English Championship twice and the British and Irish Cup during his time at London Welsh and has also represented the famous Barbarians RFC.

Our excellent Rugby Programme is delivered to pupils through Rugby Specialist Coaches who have a wealth of playing and coaching experience, with every age group exposed to their expertise and enthusiasm. Rugby Development Coach, Mr Aleki Lutui, has represented Tonga at three World Cups, and currently coaches the national teams’ set-pieces, highlighting the level of coaching offered at RGS.

Assistant Collision Coach, Mr Matt Kvesic is an English professional Rugby Union player for Coventry. Mr Kvesic has represented England and England Saxons, gaining seven Senior Caps, as well as playing for several youth representative sides before making his debut for the senior team in 2013. Predominantly an openside flanker, he has also played on the blindside and at number eight.

Mr Matthew Jones is responsible for leading the coaching and delivery of the Developing Player Programme and the Under 16 Rugby Programme. Mr Jones is the DPP Lead for Midlands Rugby Academy (West) at England Rugby and has over 10 years of experience in Sports coaching, Rugby development, programme management, talent identification, and team leadership and will be working with various age groups and skill levels at RGS Worcester.

Girls’ Team and Rugby Sevens

RGS offer Senior Girls’ Rugby, which is proving very popular, so popular that we have entered teams into the National Rosslyn Park Sevens Tournament, where the Girls made the National Plate Quarter Finals in 2022 and in 2023 qualified for the second day at the prestigious tournament.

Rugby Sevens has become a real focus for RGS as the fixture list has grown throughout the year. The skills required for the game sit well with our RGS values and principles and also help ensure that fitness levels remain high in preparation for pre-season training.

senior girls’ rugby teams entered into the national rosslyn park sevens tournament.

Rugby Philosophies

There are two philosophies that drive Rugby Provision at the School:  ‘Mini-to-Modus’ and ‘Modus-to-Mini. 


RGSW has a distinct player pathway from our Prep Schools through to the Senior School rugby. At each stage, every player is developed through skill and game-based delivery, with the ultimate goal of giving pupils an opportunity to play in our Modus Cup. This is a unique opportunity to play at Sixways Stadium, where supporters attend in their thousands to cheer on the team in what is a special experience for all those involved.


A pathway is also encouraged from the Senior School down through to our Prep Schools, where our 1st XV Rugby students are expected to be role models for the younger years, offering superb support and guidance on and off the field of play.

With close links to the professional game in the English Premiership and Guinness Pro 14, there are opportunities for aspiring young rugby players to forge their way into Elite Academies. RGS Worcester has a rich history of producing Academy Players for the Worcester Warriors, and alumni include Jonny Arr, who is the highest-capped Worcester Warriors player to date, and most recently, Loïc Keasey, who has represented England Under 18 in South Africa. These players are supported tremendously by our Athlete Development Programme, which offers strength and conditioning, individualisation and specialisation, as well as mentoring by one of our elite Coaching Staff.

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