Rugby is a hugely popular sport in the Autumn Term at The Downs Malvern.  We field 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams involving boys from Years 7 to 8, under 10 and under 11 teams in Years 5 and 6, and also teams at under 8 and under 9 level.

Our teams play up to two competitive matches each week and our coaching staff have many years’ experience in Prep school sport between them. We are also fortunate to be able to call upon the expertise of the rugby coaches from Malvern College at least once a week. We nominate boys annually to both under 12 and under 13 Worcestershire County trials, and also to the DPP programme run by Worcester Warriors, and have gained much success.


Our senior boys, in addition to games against other Prep schools, regularly play in National Sevens competitions, in which we have gained great success over the past few years. The under 13 team have won the IAPS small-school competition twice, and have also enjoyed an unbeaten day at the prestigious Rosslyn Park Prep schools festival in 2019. On top of this, all of our boys play in a highly competitive inter-house tournament during the season.