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Upcoming fixtures

Saturday 16th March
All 6 Nations Matches shown Live

Saturday 23rd March

1st XV Maidenhead vs Barnstaple (H) SWP KO 3.00pm
2nd XV Witney Vs Maidenhead (A) BBO1 - 2.15pm

Sunday 24th March Fixtures

U13 Vs Newbury (H)
U14s Vs Newbury (H)
U16 Banbury (H)

Recent Results

 1st XV Old Pats 15 Maidenhead 27 (SWP)
2nd XV Henley 38 Maidenhead 0 (BBO1)
Colts XV Maidenhead 29 Oxford 21 (BBO)
 
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6 Nations Finale
 
All games shown live at the club

Italy Vs France - 12.30 KO
Wales Vs Ireland - 14.45 KO
England Vs Scotland - 17.00 KO

The main game of the day is obviously the Calcutta Cup between England and Scotland, but why is it called the Calcutta Cup?

History of the Calcutta 'Cup' 
The world's oldest international football trophy. 

The cup is named Calcutta because it was crafted in the Indian city (Kolkata) by Indian silversmiths and it contains in its shape and design echoes of a shared history between Britain and India and the early development and spread of team sport.

The Calcutta Football Club was founded in 1872 and became affiliated with the RFU two years later. The mainstay of the club were the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) 1st Battalion who were stationed in Bengal through most of the 1870s. When the Buffs began to move out the club lost momentum and decided to disband in 1877. 

A letter was then sent to the RFU by Mr G A James Rothney informing of the club's intention 'of doing some lasting good, for the cause of Rugby Football' with the remaining funds in the club's bank account. Rothney's proposal was that a 'Challenge Cup' be produced and he asked the RFU if they should like it to be produced in India, using Indian silversmiths, or if they would prefer the money so that the trophy could be produced in London. Out of respect for the silversmiths of Calcutta the RFU requested the trophy be produced there and that it would be presented to the winners of the annual international contest between England and Scotland. 

Having withdrawn the remaining 270 silver rupees from the club's bank account the coins were then melted down and fashioned into a loving cup of pure silver. Rothney reports actual specimens of king cobra snakes being used in the production of the trophies three handles and the elephant on the lid is in reference to the elephant processions that had carried the rulers of India for over 2500 years. 

The result is one of the most beautiful and unique trophies in world sport. It was contested for the first time in 1879 when the match finished a tie and was claimed for the first time, in 1880 by England. Scotland won it for the first time, on the same ground, two years later.
 
 
 
Maidenhead Vs Barnstaple - 23rd March
 
2nd Vs 3rd place in the league clash at Braywick to start the big run in to claim the play off spot in South West Premier.


Come down and support your club in this major clash

Pre Game Lunch Tables running out fast
To book your three course lunch (£15/head) please contact dbirch@maidenheadrfc.co.uk

 
 
 
RFU Game Management System
 
Registered members of the club should have received an email explaining how to access your password and confirm your details on the RFU Game Management System (GMS)

If you have not already done this please access the GMs site via the details on your email so that we can confirm all member details are correct.  Registration and subscription payments for all members will be undertaken through the GMs site from the end of July.

If you have any queries or you have not received an email, please refer to your age group manager.
 
 
 
Linda's Funeral
 
Linda's funeral will be 12:30 at St Edmund Campion RC Church on Altwood Road. Wake afterwards at the club. Service will be an hour as being good Catholics it will be a full Mass.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
SW Premier
 
 
     
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  Bournemouth
Barnstaple
Maidenhead Ivybridge
Exmouth
Brixham
Camborne
Exeter Uni
Weston-s-Mare
Drybrook
Bracknell
Cleve
Newton Abbot
Old Patesians
 
     
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72
63
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56
47
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42
30
19
 
     
 
 
BBO1
 
 
     
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  Chinnor lll
Bracknell II
Maidenhead II 
Rams III
Newbury II 
Reading II
Witney II
Windsor II 
Am & Chiltern II
Henley III
 
     
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28
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19
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