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Marcus Dahl is isolating for UNICEF-COVAX

Marcus Dahl is isolating for UNICEF-COVAX

By Luke Milsom Marcus Dahl (OURFC Touch) decided that getting infected once with Covid, just wasn’t enough to really get the full experience — and so he managed to convince some doctors to re-infect him… for science… and in Marcus’s case, charity. As the man himself says: “Today (16 July), I have entered isolation as […]

OURFC Touch at the second annual Town Vs Gown Tournament

OURFC Touch at the second annual Town Vs Gown Tournament

By William Luce On the 19th of June 2021, the second annual Town Vs Gown Tournament took place in Kidlington at the home of The Gosford All Blacks. Consisting of two matches taking place from 2:30-5:30, the day saw a total of 37 Trys scored across the Oxford City team and OURFC Touch. Ben Bone, […]

OURFC Women’s Open Day on 23rd May

OURFC Women’s Open Day on 23rd May

The OURFC Women‘s Open Day on Sunday 23rd May is an opportunity for any student whether new or experienced in Rugby to get involved and undertake some training in the morning followed by a touch festival in the afternoon.   The training session will be split appropriately to work with brand new players, introducing them to the […]

Bike Oxford

Bike Oxford

After the cancelation of last years event, Bike Oxford returns this year – Sunday 11th July – starting and finishing at the Iffley Road rugby ground. Prospective riders can find out more about Bike Oxford and sign up through www.bikeoxford.co.uk You can also keep up to date on news about Bike Oxford on Facebook and Twitter – just search […]

Manon Johnes – one to watch in the last round of the 2021 Six Nations

Manon Johnes – one to watch in the last round of the 2021 Six Nations

Manon Johnes has been picked as one of ‘Six Stars to Watch’ in the final round of the 2021 Women’s Six Nations this coming weekend; Wales are away to Scotland with each country looking to claim their first win of the tournament. For the BBC video please click on the link below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/rugby-union/56808605 Manon is currently in […]

Remembering Ambassador Katsuhiko Oku

Remembering Ambassador Katsuhiko Oku

After a Covid-induced gap of 18 months, London Japanese RFC recently took the earliest opportunity to stage a touch rugby tournament for the Oku Memorial Trophy at the Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday 17th April. The event commemorates the life of Ambassador Katsuhiko Oku, a much-loved Japanese rugby player and administrator who lost his life […]

Varsity Matches date and venue confirmed

Varsity Matches date and venue confirmed

The four OURFC & CURUFC Captains are determined not to have a second year without a Varsity Match and have set a new date for the annual ‘Battle of the Blues’ – Sunday 4th July. Oxford’s captains Fiona Kennedy and George Messum, and Cambridge duo Elisha Clark and Stephen Leonard, have also agreed to take their games […]

On this day in 1988

On this day in 1988

The Women’s Varsity Match between the universities of Oxford and Cambridge was first played on 10th March 1988 at Iffley Road, Oxford. The captains that day, Heather Lawrence (nee Bunting) and Sophia Mirchandani (nee Pegers), were keen rugby fans and were responsible for setting up a women’s team to compete against ‘the Other Place’ as […]

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