The Heavies are the veteran team of Richmond Rugby and were formed back in 1971. They were mostly composed back then of ex 1st XV or ‘Academy’ players and these days whilst this is still true, we welcome anyone from within the club or outside with the ethos of playing great rugby and enjoying a post-game beer or two.
The Heavies recently established a new part of the Richmond rugby family which was borne out of the premature deaths of three players, closely connected to the Heavies, within six weeks of each other in 2018.- The Richmond Heavies Charity Foundation. Click here for more information
In the Heavies, tradition dictates that a new Captain is elected every year by former skippers, and that if you’re spotted out training, a jug of gin and tonic will be your fine at the next game.
The current Heavies Captain (Skips no. 49) is Thomas William Price.
The Heavies are famed for long haul tours to destinations like the Caribbean, South Africa, USA and Argentina. You could earn also a famous ‘Stripy Heavies Blazer’ for touring with us.
In recent years we have maintained our ‘amateur’ status despite several tempting offers and a Heavy can always be found at any point at either of our clubhouses, the Athletic Ground or the Sun Inn.
Whilst we have had numerous internationals play in the shirt over the years, we have also had some fully unbeaten seasons; Botes ’73, Chisnall ’84, O’Hanlon ’87, Slagter ’90, Oliveira ’95, Chisnall ’01 and Hawkes ’03. It’s certainly a feat every Captain aims for, not least to keep Dougal quiet.
This year’s fixtures can be found by clicking above and will be updated if any changes occur.
The Heavies are looking forward to the 19/20 season (our 49th), especially as we will start our season later than normal due to the World Cup. Plus on the horizon is our 50th year and that somehow nicely coincides with the potential tour to watch the Lions in South Africa. Stripy Blazer time again!
The Richmond Heavies
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|2019 – Price|
|2018 – Holmes||2002 – Priechenfried||1986 – Faktor|
|2017 – Grundy||2001 – Chisnall*||1985 – Diery|
|2016 – Samuel||2000 – Griffin||1984 – Chisnall*|
|2015 – Flynn||1999 – Law||1983 – Thomas|
|2014 – Foster||1998 – Conner||1982 – Bucknall|
|2013 – Fairn||1997 – Holman||1981 – James|
|2012 – Darke||1996 – Hess||1980 – Stansfield|
|2011 – Tozer||1995 – Oliveira*||1979 – Reid|
|2010 – Vyvyan||1994 – Hester||1978 – Buchanan|
|2009 – Kottler||1993 – Bushell||1977 – Morgan|
|2008 – Bower||1992 – Wright||1976 – Robins|
|2007 – Taylor||1991 – Ray||1975 – Allen|
|2006 – Fenton||1990 – Slagter*||1974 – Blaney|
|2005 – Williams||1989 – Edwards||1973 – Botes*|
|2004 – Sterry||1988 – Brooks||1972 – Jasques|
|2003 – Hawkes*||1987 – O’Hanlon*||1971 – Preece|
|* unbeaten all season|