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Back in 1976, when flares were an acceptable fashion item, a group of rugby enthusiasts met at the Ship to form Oundle Rugby Club. Many founder members are still involved in the club and were players in Oundle's first cup match, losing to Kettering 137:0 - still a club record loss. And in those days tries were only worth 3 points!

Then, as now, any work that needed doing required a "work party". Such a group subsequently dismantled the old Tea room at Thorney Wildlife Park, transported it to Oundle and reassembled it as our first Clubhouse in Occupation Road. It has been extended over the years; the half nearest the second team pitch being the original building. Looking back, given the state of many of those founder members were in after a Saturday of rugby and beer it's astonishing it's still standing. But perhaps that's testimony to the maintenance work of subsequent "work parties" over the intervening years.

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History 2 Membership of the club, which is open to anyone, stands at more that 350 family and individual membe


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