Touring sides

A great addition to our Fixtures List is the hosting of touring sides. With the years and the advent of low cost air travel, we are becoming a very popular venue for visitors from abroad. Some of the clubs we have hosted so far are listed at the bottom of the page.

Due to the nature of our club a social rugby club with a very transient membership our level of play varies considerably from one season to another, even from one match to the next! We welcome touring sides at any time during the season but note that we cannot host sides at Christmas and Easter since many of our membership use the holidays to travel back home or within Spain. Also bear in mind that every second Saturday of May we arrange a tournament in memory of one of the founding members of the club in which we invite two or three teams to take part. So if you fancy playing more than one game while in Spain and the date works, this might be the weekend for you.

Due also to the drain on our club funds that the hosting of touring sides has meant in the past, it is now standard club policy to request the visiting club to contribute towards the costs of hiring of the pitch about 150 to 200 depending on venue and for the post match function typically beer and pub grub held at our local pub club house,  10 to 15 per head.

In general we shall be hosting sides on the basis of first come first served.
If you are interested in touring in Madrid, get in touch; and once you have decided to come, we will be happy to help organize accommodation, transport to the pitch, entertainment, etc.

Visiting Clubs:

Prior to 2002
Wolverhampton RUFC – England
London Tribes RFC – England
Les Limacs – France
Cartha Queens Park RFC - Scotland
Les Gros Elans – France
Old Isleworthians RFC - England
Stockport RUFC – England
Purley John Fisher RFC - England
St Albans RFC – England

2002 – 2005
BAe Wharton RUFC – England
Old Brodleians RUFC - England
West Midlands Police - England
Wells RFC – England
Leiden Lions - Netherlands
Clondalkin RFC - Ireland
RC Annemasse - France

2005 – 2006
Clifton Rats – England
Sunday Morning RFC, St. Louis, Mi. - USA
Loughton RFC – England

2006 – 2007
Lincoln Park RFC, Chicago, Il. - USA
London Welsh Occies – England
Tonbridge Juddians - England
Corsham RFC - England

2007 – 2008
Dorchester Gladiators - England
Edinburgh Northern RFC - Scotland
Old Oundelians RFC – England

2008 – 2009
Old Blagues - France
XV Leopards de Paris - France
Kiss Touch - France

2009 – 2010
Direito Lisboa Vets - Portugal
Cotham Park RFC - England
Royal (Dick) Veterinary College - Scotland
Old Wesley RFC – Ireland
Dunfermline RFC - Scotland
Cinghiali del Setta - Italy

2010 – 2011
British RFC of Paris - France
Sale FC - England
Toulouse Omnisport Airbus Club ARLEXV – France
Les Tuniques Bleues de Meudon - France

2011 – 2012
Unione Avvocati Rugbysti - Italy
Altrincham Kersal RFC - England
Ovale Club de Phalempin – France
Brussels Barbarians RFC – Belgium

Contacts:

email: info@madridlionsrfc.com
Paul Devlin  –  Club Captain: (+34) 679 225 067
Charlie Humphrey  –  Chairman: (+34) 636 067 716
Renée Loades  –  Secretary: (+34) 680 925 298