Touring Sides

A great addition to our Fixtures List is the hosting of touring sides.  Over the years and with the advent of low-cost air travel, we have become a very popular venue for visitors from abroad.  Some of the clubs we have hosted so far are listed here.

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 based on a first come first served.

If you are interested in touring to Madrid, get in touch in; 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 de Gimont – France

Cartha Queens Park RFC – Scotland

Les Gros Elans de Grenoble – 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 Airbus Club ARLEXV – France

Les Tuniques Bleues de Meudon – France

 

2011 – 2012

Altrincham Kersal RFC – England

Les Gueux de Phalempin – France

Brussels Barbarians RFC – Belgium

2012 - 2013

London Business School RFC - England

Holstebro Vikings RC - Denmark

Scarborough RFC - England

2013 – 2014

Bury St Edmunds RUFC – England

London Business School RFC – England

2015 - 2016

Crocodiles Rugby de Lyon - France

Rosslyn Park FC - England

Pink Floyd R.C. de Toulouse - France

2016 – 2017

Hanwell RFC – England

Athboy RFC – Ireland

Hendon RFC – England

2017 - 2018

Sherborne Pilgrims - England

Les Potes Au Feu de St Savin - France

Buckingam RUFC - England

Maule Blacks - France

SBM XV Nice - France

Rugby Club Tilburg - Netherlands

​2018 - 2019

London Business School RFC - England

Océan Rugby Club Paris - France

XV des Copains d'Abord de Lyon - France

Berliner SC Rugby - Germany

Racal Decca RFC - England

Putney Firestarters RFC - England

Old Halesonians RFC - England

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