2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the official establishment of rugby at Inst. Although there is some evidence that rugby was played at the School even earlier, on 10th February, 1872 we played North of Ireland Football Club (North) at Ormeau in the first recorded match.

The rugby sesquicentenary is a time for everyone with a connection to rugby at Inst - players, coaches, spectators, parents, friends - to get involved.

We’d love to hear about your personal stories about rugby at Inst. We cannot promise to use all of those stories (some of which I am sure will be unpublishable anyway!), but we will certainly enjoy reading them all. Email: alumni@rbai.org.uk

Best wishes,
Jeff Wylie
RBAI Governor and Convenor of the Rugby 150 Committee

CELEBRATION MATCH

Ulster President's Schools’ XV vs RBAI XV

Saturday 26 March 2022
11am, Osborne Park

To register your interest in attending, email: alumni@rbai.org.uk

Rugby Sequicentenary
150 years of Rugby at RBAI

SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION DINNER

Join former teammates, coaches, parents and friends of RBAI rugby for a unique evening of celebration in the RBAl Common Hall.
Friday 30 September 2022

Purchase tickets for the dinner here
Any enquiries, contact: alumni@rbai.org.uk

RBAI Rugby Cap 1888

INST RUGBY
1972-2022

By David Haslett

An updated single volume edition will be published in September 2022.

RBAI RUGBY MEMORABILIA

Do you have any historic RBAI rugby memorabilia, photos or shirts which could be included in a special exhibition in 2022?

If so, please email: alumni@rbai.org.uk

RBAI Rugby Cap 1888
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