Old Swinford Hospital RFC is the rugby union football club of Old Swinford Hospital School in Stourbridge. The school is acknowledged as one of the top rugby schools in the country, holding a highly successful playing record and with many players playing at regional level and an increasing number going on to play professionally and internationally.
Rugby at the school starts at Under 12 level and is played in individual year groups until Under 16 level where the players enter the senior rugby system, where there are four senior XV's for players to play in.
The school's 1st XV and U15 teams both compete in the Daily Mail Cup and it is not uncommon for the teams to reach the late stages of the competition, in the 2011/2012 season the 1st XV made it to the final of the U18 cup at Twickenham, unfortunately losing to Dulwich College 15-8. However Swinford scored the only try through Cass Brookes. This has led to a large following by members of the school both past and present. On many occasions a 1st XV match will attract a large proportion of the school community to the sidelines.
The current captain of the 1st XV is Ross Williams of Foley House
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