Welcome to the Club, Sam Hill!

Blackheath Rugby is thrilled to announce the signing of Sam Hill. Sam has played at Centre for Exeter Chiefs and, more recently, for Sale Sharks.  “It’s been quite a while since a new Club signing was introduced to the opposition crowd at an away game, before being announced to the Club faithful!” says Russell Ticehurst, Managing Director of Blackheath Rugby, …

Taunton 33 Blackheath 36

Six tries for Blackheath, four of them in a thirteen-minute spell either side of the interval when they, and full-back Jake Hennessey in particular, tore up the Taunton defence to turn a nine-point deficit into a fifteen-point advantage. However, with the game seemingly within their grasp, the Club were continually penalised (eleven infringements in the second period alone denying them …

Game 1: Taunton away

Who’s looking forward to the start of the season?! Blackheath travel (by coach, due to the train strikes…!) to Taunton for their first league game of the 2023-24 season. For those of you going to Taunton, here are some useful details. For those of you staying at home, our Tweeter Extraordinaire is back from her summer break and will be …

Pre-season: Canterbury

There’s more pre-season rugby on offer this evening with Blackheath XV playing Canterbury at 20:00 — 30 of our 1st XV and Club XV players will be on the field over the 80 mins game, so it will be a good time for you to see the extended team on the pitch. Entry is free for members on production of your …

Barnes pre-season

As the September fast approaches, our first home pre-season games of 2023-24 are tomorrow, Saturday 12 August, and we’ve got a double header with Barnes.  Don’t forget to bring your 2022-23 membership card or show your 2023-24 membership confirmation email on the gate – £5 entrance fee for non-members. The TVs will also be on, so you can watch the …

MD’s Report

Welcome back to National 1 rugby for the 2023/24 season. This season, like all of those before, will be an exciting one for the Club as we return to some old familiar clubs and meet some old friends. In the playing squad we have seen a couple of retirements over the summer, and some players have chosen to stay at …

Pre-Season – Bury St Edmunds

And so here we are, the first Pre-Season game of 2023-24 is tomorrow, Saturday 12 August, and we’re off to Burry St Edmunds. We’re taking a big squad along, and are playing the match over three 30 min thirds, so game time for a lot of players.  The full squad is listed below, with the first fifteen players listed being …

Club alumni named in the World Cup Squad

Theo Dan and Val Rapava-Ruskin, who played for Club Minis and Juniors sections, have both been named in Steve Borthwick’s World Cup training squad. In ‘Talking Rugby Union’, Tim Harmer speaks about the inclusion of Theo Dan, who Tim helped develop during his junior days at Blackheath Rugby, between 2006 and 2016.    Referring to the time when Theo was …

Fozzy calls time

Nick Foster, the flip-flop wearing full-back, has called time on his rugby career, after 62 appearances and 31 tries with Blackheath Rugby.  ‘Fozzy’ started his rugby life at Old Albanian: having joined the U7s he continued through the age groups before playing senior rugby, first with the 3rds and then with the 2nd XV. After graduating from Nottingham University, Nick …

Welcome to The Club, Archie English

Blackheath Rugby is delighted to announce the signing of Archie English, who joins us from Hartpury University having played wing, full back and both centres there, and now plays in the back three.  Archie started playing rugby at Deal & Betteshanger RFC, going up through the age groups. He played for East Kent district when he was 13-14 and then …