Events Re-enactment of the game & two Legend’s matches

Re-enactment of the game & two Legend’s matches

Event Date: Saturday 24 June 2023 @
End Date: Saturday 24 June 2023

In 1823 William Webb Ellis “took the ball in his arms and ran with it” on The Close at Rugby School. This, and subsequent events, has resulted in the game of “football” being named “rugby football”.

Enjoy an afternoon on The Close watching that moment being replayed followed by two spectacular games of rugby from men’s and women’s teams, made up of vets and legends from rugby nations, Wooden Spoon National Vets and Rugby School Staff.

The men’s and women’s teams will include and be captained by Wooden Spoon Ambassadors and rugby legends.
Already confirmed are: Tamara Taylor, Gill Burns and Lee Mears.


Re-enactment & Matches

12:00 Gates open to Public

12:30 Re-enactment (The Close)

13:10 Presentation of Rugbeian XV Caps to former Rugby School XV players

13:35 Women’s Vets and Legends (OBS)

14:45 Women’s match presentations

15:00 Men’s Vets and Legends (OBS)

16:10 Men’s match presentations

Entry price £8. There will be a Food & Beverage Village, including a Merchants Inn beer tent.