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A Family Affair

The 2022-23 U18 National Schools Cup winning Rugby team boasted a huge number of OO connections, with 6 of the squad sons of OOs, including 5 who played in the final.  
20 Mar 2023
Written by Joe Roberts
Old Oakhamian Stories
7 OO Parents at Twickenham
7 OO Parents at Twickenham

The 2022-23 U18 National Schools Cup winning Rugby team boasted a huge number of OO connections, with 6 of the squad sons of OOs, including 5 who played in the final.  

Findlay Marsh, son of Rachel Williams (’89)

Harry Jones, son of Nick Jones (’90) and Liz Sharp (’89) and brother of Charlie Jones (’20)

George Wood, son of Charlie Wood (’87) and brother of David Wood (’21)

Ed Houston, son of Giles Houston (’84) and brother of Will Houston (’22)

Will McEuen, son of Kate Lawson-Dick (’88), nephew of Andrew (’82) & Alasdair Lawson-Dick (’84) and brother of Harry McEuen (’19)

Edward Dickens, son of James Dickens (’90) and grandson of David Dickens (’61)

The parents of all 6 travelled to Twickenham, along with siblings and extended family, to watch the boys play. They were supported by a large number of OOs, as well as over 850 pupils and 100 staff. 

It is a remarkable feat to have a third of the team be legacy pupils, and a testament to the familial nature of Oakham School.

Giles Houston ('84), who in another neat connection, played in the First XV with the Lawson-Dick brothers, had this to say: "It has been a real pleasure watching this group of players for the past 7 years. 4 played all the way from Jerwoods. 6 are sons of OO's. All are a great bunch of lads. I'm a very proud Dad."

We have compiled some images of the OO parents during their time at Oakham from the Archives, which you can see in the gallery below.

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