Rugby at Denstone continues to go from strength to strength. The Rugby club is open to all boys in all years at the College and runs 12 teams on a Saturday, whilst playing some of the leading Rugby schools in the Country. The Denstone 1st XV Rugby Pitch is located on Adamson’s field and is complimented by the Adamson’s Pavilion, a superb facility for the hosting of opposition parents, players and staff. 

The two key aims are for boys to enjoy their rugby and be the best that they can be. To this end all teams have their own dedicated coach and in some instances two who work with the boys throughout the Michaelmas Term. The Under 15 A team regularly excels in the Natwest schools cup competition. The Denstone 1st XV enters the prestigious St.Joseph’s Ipswich Festival each year. There are many players from Under 14 upwards involved in the Leicester Tigers Developing Player Pathway, with several Sixth Form boys earning 16-18 Academy contracts with the Tigers. 1st XV members represented England Under 18s on several occasions, with boys regularly obtaining senior academy contracts at Leicester Tigers. Away from the professional game, many Old Denstonians continue to play at a high level within the senior and university game. 

Rugby at Denstone continues into the Lent term, with the under 14 under 16 and U18 sevens teams all competing in some of the toughest tournaments in the country including the national Festival at Rosslyn Park at all of these age groups. Denstone Rugby continues to flourish, if you would like to discuss the opportunities for Rugby at the College please do not hesitate to contact the Director of Rugby - please see the staff list: