Rugby

Through Our County, Regional Representation

At present there are 25 boys representing their county, along with 12 boys who are at regional level in Wasps and Saracens academies. MTS rugby also provides players to the Lambs which is the Independent School Barbarians.

International Success 

Will Porter was selected at scrum-half (a position he has only been playing for a year an a half) in the England Under 17 Rugby squad for matches against Italy and France this year. Will is the 1st XV scrum half and one of the key players in the school team.

Through our Participation & Performance Programmes

MTS rugby allows all boys to develop their skills though enjoyment of playing. With 21 rugby teams MTS allows every boy the opportunity to represent the School.

Our Performance programme focuses around preparing pupils for 1st XV rugby along with developing their skill set to play representatively. Lunch time and after school clubs allow for individual sessions with specialist coaches as well as time with the Head of Rugby.  

Through our Coaching & Refereeing Opportunities

Boys have the opportunity to undertake a programme where they gain IRB and RFU qualifications in coaching and officiating. They help coach our junior teams in the spring term, referee matches and run our Prep schools tournament. 

Through our Coaching Model

Our coaching model is designed so performance is the focus at 1st XV level with development being the priority throughout the age groups. 

Through our Tours, Trips and Coaching visits

Touring is a huge part of rugby and at MTS it is no different. Each October the U15’s tour Ireland or Italy and every 3rd summer (in rotation with hockey and cricket) the seniors and U16’s have the opportunity to go on a major tour.  This summer’s destination is Australia . Every season boys get to experience trips to Six Nations matches and other international games.  MTS invite star players and coaches to visit and lead sessions.  Recent visits have included; Jamie Roberts, Sam Warburton, Tom Varndell, Christian Wade, Jacques Burger, Mako Vunapola, Alex Goode and Rhys Priestland.

Through our facilities

MTS boasts some of the finest school grounds in the country. In recent years we have hosted   international fixtures, such as  England vs. Ireland  U18's along with being a training base for the Kenyan national 7's team each season. 

Throughout external links

As well with being a partnership school with premiership club Saracens, we have very close links with London Wasps. Coaches and players from both clubs visit MTS regularly to coach all levels of rugby at MTS.  

OMT rugby club junior section runs in conjunction with school rugby, allowing boys to participate in three terms of rugby, under the School Player Pathway. 

Results

We publish a full report each week in Scissorum

More results from www.schoolsrugby.co.uk