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Olney Rugby team honors 16 players killed during WW1

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Olney Rugby team honors 16 players killed during WW1
Today exactly 100 years ago Scotland’s and England’s rugby teams played a charity match led by none other than England international and Northampton Saints captain Edgar Mobbs. Its goal back then was to recruit strong sportsmen into Mobbs’ WW1 battalion and now exactly 100 years later the Olney Rugby team played a match in honor of the 16 sportsmen who went and fought in World War One. One of the special guests of the rugby match, which by the way ended with The East Midlands... Read More

Olney’s Rich Rugby History

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Sports | Comments Off

Olney’s Rich Rugby History
The Town of Olney is famous for pancake racing, but it also has a rich sport heritage in rugby, being one of the oldest clubs in the U.K. dating back to 1877. At that time rugby was bit more of a mud bowl game in any available field in match against a local nearby town. The ball was either a pig bladder or a sack stuffed-tight full of hay. By the turn of the century Olney rugby had progressed to a bit more of an organized approach, but then World War I came and wiped out a good portion of the... Read More

Olney and Sports

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Sports | Comments Off

Olney and Sports
If there was a place for a rugby fan to take a vacation, then Olney is that destination. The Town has a strong reputation from quality performance of its local teams, and the sport is embedded at multiple levels. With local play enjoying a history dating back to 1877, Olney rugby includes men’s professional, amateur, women’s rugby, children teams, and mini rugby for recreation. Multiple clubs have seasons throughout the year, and Olney even enjoys a faster 7’s tournament in the warmer months.... Read More