Suddenly, Oakham find magic of the Cup

Brendan Gallagher continues his series looking at rugby’s great schools

Hand-off: Charlie Walker in full flight during Oakham’s 2011 Daily Mail Cup final against Whitgift

RUTLAND, England’s smallest county, might not boast a big senior rugby club – but in Oakham and Uppingham they boast two considerable rugby playing schools with, historically, nearby Leicester Tigers and Northampton being the biggest beneficiaries.
Both schools were founded by the same cleric in the same year – Archdeacon Robert Johnson in 1584 – and this week w...

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