Rugby’s great schools – Lancaster RGS: A finishing school for top coaches

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

ONLY a handful of schools can claim to have been playing Rugby Union for 150 years or more and among that elite is Lancaster Royal Grammar School whose first recorded game was against Preston Grasshoppers though there were almost certainly games before that as well.
Early opponents included some names that resonate such as Sedbergh, Giggleswick, Liverpool College and Heversham GS although Lancaster, at this stage, were generally considered the whipping boys of the northern circuit and the fixtures were periodically dro...

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