XV win the Governors’ Cup

Marlborough College regained the Governors’ Cup Trophy on Saturday, thanks to a 30-7 victory over Clifton College.

The Governors’ Cup is the oldest schoolboy fixture in England having first been played in 1864.

The trophy itself was donated in 1964, and having originally been the prize for a Caribbean Horse Race, it is now the trophy for this notable fixture.

The match was played on Hamersley at Marlborough, the XV pitch that is named after Alfred St George Hamersley (C3 1862– 66), a former Marlborough pupil and England international of the 1870s who was a pioneer of rugby in New Zealand after he emigrated to work as a lawyer.

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