Governor’s Cup Rugby Video
England’s oldest inter-schools rugby fixture, the Governor’s Cup, took place on Saturday 29th September between Clifton and Marlborough, in the presence of 3,000 interested spectators, which included England head coach Stuart Lancaster.
These teams first clashed in 1864 – the year that Brunel’s Suspension Bridge was officially opened – and it ended in a brawl. Saturday’s match, which was refereed by Tony Spreadbury, marked the centrepiece of Clifton’s 150th celebrations. It proved keenly-contested, with second half tries by Jack Bradby (SU L6) and Hugo Harris (B1 L6), plus a first-half penalty from Charlie Norman (BH L6), giving Marlborough a 13-5 Governor’s Cup victory.