Welcome to Old Coventrians Rugby Football Club

Players Wanted, all abilities, for our Seniors and Juniors

   Seniors: contact Graham Burgoyne 07736 305267 or Rich Clarke
07847 311516 click here for leaflet
   Juniors (age 7-17 boys & girls):contact Joanne Banks 07977 425664

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OC's lose to Old Laurentian 34-15 in a "Strange Encounter"

Midlands 2 West(South)
Old Laurentian 34 Old Coventrians 15
A puzzling encounter at Fenley Field which saw OC's take the lead within the first minute with a Scott Parry try on the left. Old Laurentian quickly hit back with a couple of penalty kicks from John Brown and two tries from winger Luke Townsend. A Chas Hudson try brought OC's back into contention with another try on the left but Luke Townsend would claim his hat trick for OL's on the stroke of half time. 27-10 at the break.
The second half proved frustrating for OC's. They retrieved their own restart kick and would spend all but a couple of minutes of the second period encamped in the OL half. They peppered away at the OL line with forward drives but the OL defence held for almost 30 minutes before Stuart Lee managed to cross on the right. The barrage of drives continued from OC's and what would have been a scoring pass on the OL line was intercepted by Greg Loydall and he raced the length of the field for the touchdown. So a couple of bonus points were snatched away from OC's with the final play of the game.
The opening try came from the kick off. Paul Wilkes takes and feeds Jordan Diston who races through the defenders. The drive continues with Chas Hudson and finally comes to second row Scott Parry on the left for the score. John Brown narrows the gap almost immediately with a penalty. Territory is pretty much evenly shared in this first half but unfortunately OC's give OL's possession and territory with too many penalties committed at the breakdown when they are attacking. OL's are about 30 metres out and despite OC's putting the set piece under pressure OL's manage to get the ball wide on the left for Luke Townsends first try. Townsend's second comes from an OL lineout on the right from which the ball is moved all the way left which sees the winger cross out wide but manage to touch down between.
OC's reply comes after a strong run from wing Josh James. Chas Hudson and Stuart Lee carry it on before Chas breaks clear for OC's second try. OC's continue the pressure and are close to the OL 22. They concede a penalty; the referee is harassed and gives a penalty 10 metres on which is taken quickly and Townsend scores his hat trick.
27-10 at the break.
OC's dominate the second half; lots of pressure but can't get past the OL defence. A few linesout lost close in but Stuart Lee finally manages to bustle over. It's getting late in the game but OC's look to get that fourth try and close the gap to 7 points but the interception kills all hopes of a couple of bonus points and despite some great performances from the lads we come away with nothing.

The Archers had a decent squad out against Manor Park and ran out winners 57-12.

OCRFC supported the COVENTRY bid to be the UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021

Old Coventrians RFC were proud supporters of the Coventry bid to be UK CITY OF CULTURE 2021. Please CLICK HERE to learn more of the rich cultural heritage of your city.

SENIOR / COLTS TRAINING - 2018/19 Season!

This season OCs will be running a 1st XV, The Archers (a 2nd XV) and a Colts side. Coaches will be Alan Roberts and Marc Thomas with Trent McMurray for Colts. Senior Training (17+) is every Tuesday and Thursday for rugby related fitness with ball skills. NEW PLAYERS OF ALL ABILITIES WELCOME. New Season Start date is Tuesday 3rd July.


Please read and note the latest letter from Warwickshire RFU Disciplinary Committee which sets out increased sanctions. Everyone should read this - not just PLAYERS but SPECTATORS and COACHES as well. PLEASE THINK ABOUT IT: SPECTATORS (you know who you are) BARRACKING FROM THE TOUCHLINE CAN INCITE THE PLAYERS. The officials do a difficult job and without them we would not be playing rugby - remember regardless of what you think they are always right - just accept it and quietly walk away. If you get carded you are letting down your team, even more so if you pick up a ban which is now likely to be extremely lengthy so READ about it HERE TAKE IT IN in and REMEMBER IT DURING THE GAME - do not let down your team and club.

Sponsorship Boards at OCRFC

We are in the process of reviewing and updating the various sponsor boards at OCRFC. If you are interested in having a sponsor board then please get in touch. Contact Symon Whitehouse by email symon@isos.co.uk.

Height Restriction Barrier

Barrier is now in place on the main gate with a height restriction of 2.1m.


The process for Club Cashback has changed when purchasing tickets for Wasps. You now enter the Club Code OLDCOV at the checkout stage on the Wasps ticketing site. Please CLICK HERE to read the quick guide.

Ladies Touch Rugby Training

Training for the ladies touch rugby team will be on Wednesdays at 7.00pm. Please contact Jenny Davies for further information by email jennydavies54.jd@gmail.com.


Dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times, are NOT permitted on any of the playing areas and are NOT allowed in the clubhouse. Owners MUST clean up after their dogs. click here to see more


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Members are reminded that if they turn left out of the main gates on Tile Hill Lane into the bus lane then they could receive a fine.


News of match or training cancellations due to the weather will be posted by 5pm on Wednesdays and 9.15am on Sundays.

For Sunday training and matches, check the website after 9.15am after pitch inspection has taken place.

Wednesday Night training - please check the website on Wednesdays after 4pm to ensure that training can take place due to weather / pitch conditions, any cancellations will be posted by 4.30pm.

Fixtures and Team News:-

Junior Section

All juniors players MUST BE registered with OCs to play and train. Therefore no form, no matches or training.

Please note for safety reasons parking will be not permitted on the main drive at OCs. Car sharing, walking, cycling are also encouraged. There is now an overflow parking area along side the 1st XV Pitch.

This season's Welcome Letter is available to download below.

Players /Parents please note that ALL players MUST change in the changing areas and MUST bring a change of clothes BEFORE entering the Clubhouse, thank you.

Junior Rugby New Season Welcome letter September 2018

OCs Mini Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 6 to 12?

OCs Junior Section flyer click here. Why not print it out and give it to others who might be interested in learning to play rugby for ages 13 to 18

On Sunday 21st October

U6's - Training at home
U7's - Training at home
U8's - Training at home
U9's - Training at home
U10's - Training at home
U11's - Land Rover Cup at Old Leamingtonians
U12's - Land Rover Cup at Old Leamingtonians
U13's - Training at home
U14's - Training at home
U15's - Training at home

Kitchen, sweets and car park duty is Under 8's

Events at Old Coventrians RFC:-


A coach will travel to/from the Ricoh leaving OC's at 1pm & returning after the
match. There will be festive food, drinks & music back at the club afterwards
?5 pp for a place on the coach, contact Jo Banks or Charlotte Burns


On Sunday 4th November gates open from 5.00pm. Bonfire to be lit at 6.00pm and Fireworks Display 7.00pm
Adults £4.00, Children under 16 £2.00, Family £10.00 (i.e. 2 adults and up to 3 children).
Bar open and food on sale.


Wednesday 24th October 2018 from 6.30pm onwards for some "SPOOKY" stuff
Music, games and food on sale. £3 per child
Trick or treat prizes for the best dressed and for Mums and Dads too!


Saturday 27th October from 7pm until late
£3 per person, tickets available in advance from behind the bar
Music, games & food will be available to buy

Function Room

Large Function Room available for private parties

Suitable for 120 seated or 150 plus for disco

Ideal for business meetings

Details/Pictures here.

Junior Section

Players (boys & girls) welcome from the ages 7 to 17

Sunday Mornings 10:30am until Noon

Wednesday 6:15pm until 7:30pm


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