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OPM Rugby

At the Annual General Meeting of the OPM Club, on 21st December 1906, the old boys voted to adopt Rugby rather than Association Football, in line with a similar change at the School in 1904. Mr E. E. Rogers was elected as the first OPM Rugby Captain, with E. S. Griggs as Vice-Captain and J. A. Brown as Secretary.

Fixtures were on a fairly ad-hoc basis and, by the time war broke out in 1914, there had been little progress towards forming a regular side with a full set of fixtures.

During the war, there was no question of building up either a team or a fixture list.

In the immediate aftermath of the war, there appears to have been little appetite for any of the Old Boys' activities; however, as the twenties dawned, so did fresh hope for all of the sections of the OPM Club.

In the 1921-22 Season, an OPM XV was held to a 3-3 draw by the School Team, but it appeared to have had little in the way of other fixtures. In the following season, there was a similar fixture played, but games against the 2nd Battalion and Kingsbridge were cancelled owing to the condition of the pitches. For the 1923-24 season, three matches were played and yet more were pencilled in for the 1924-25 season, including fixtures against Plympton, Argaum, Newton Blues, Kingsbridge and the School.

At the Main Clubs’ Annual Dinner in January 1925, P. A. Harris, the main club secretary, announced that he would like to see an OPM Rugger Team running in Plymouth. The main difficulty appeared to be a ground.

In February 1926, twenty-six members attended the inaugural General Meeting of the OPM Rugby Club and P. A. Harris was elected as Captain for the coming season. A ground near Crownhill was acquired for use on Saturdays and the club registered 30 playing members and several active non-playing members. The 1926-27 season was the first full season that an OPM Rugby Club played.

Current Season

Results and Fixtures Table

For more information and to get involved with the club, please click the following link to visit the OPM Rugby website: 

School teams compete successfully in a range of sporting and other activities.

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