A recent article in New Zealand highlights the potential downside of professional rugby and how it can leave players unprepared for life after rugby. OURFC strongly believe that there is an alternative route into the professional game, which will also better prepare players for what comes after rugby. OURFC has many examples of players who have come through OURFC and then moved into the professional game before then taking on new career post rugby. A few recent high profile examples include:
Canadian International prop, studied history before playing for Glasgow Warriors and he is now teaching history at Wellington College and is also the Director of Rugby.
Simon Miall, left Oxford with two Blues and a Masters before playing for NEC Harlequins fro many years, he is now a financial broker in the City.
Luke Sherriff, won three Blues as an undergraduate before also singing for Harlequins and then was club captain at Nottingham, before setting up a successful business with his wife.
Anton Oliver, was at Oxford for one year to study for a Masters after his All Black career was over and he is now forging a new career for himself in London.
To read the full article from New Zealand, please follow the link below: