Dulwich hosts oldest rugby fixture versus Bedford School
The 157th meeting of Dulwich and Bedford’s 1st XV’s as part of the 400 anniversary celebrations was always going to be a special occasion. Dulwich hosted all 18 fixtures between the schools following the Lower School house rugby in the morning. In total, just over 800 boys played rugby on the College Grounds on Saturday culminating in the 1st XV game with a huge crowd staying on in the rain to witness Dulwich’s win as the rain continued to pour. The day was made all the more special with Old Alleynians turning up in their droves to witness the dedication to Mr Terry Walsh who given so much to the College during his 65 years on staff. It was fitting also to have the CCF on display as the Sunday saw them once again bring home the Guthrie Cup. Rugby was the real highlight on Saturday however and we are extremely grateful to Bedford for playing their part in the day and our sincere thanks also go to all those people from the College who made the possible. To the parents and staff who supported the day with such energy and enthusiasm but, Saturday was all about the boys as they played with incredible energy, passion and enthusiasm with no quarter given.