First XV


Medway’s First XV play their rugby at Priestfields in Rochester which boasts excellent playing and training facilities including two fully floodlit pitches.

The players benefit from; an outstanding coaching team including Taff Gwilliam, Mal Graves and Paul Essenhigh; a full medical/physio support team; and a comprehensive sponsorship package which includes reduced rates for local gym membership. Under the guidance of this coaching team, three Medway Under 20 players represented London & South East Division U20s last season and two of them have gone on to represent England Counties.

The First XV has enjoyed considerable success over the recent years gaining promotion on four occasions and finishing a creditable 4th in London South East 2 last season. The whole club are ambitious to progress further, and are rapidly building foundations to deliver this success.

If you are interested in watching the highest standard of rugby in Medway please check our fixtures and come along and support us.”

Taff and his team are keen to hear from any new player. You will join a great bunch of guys who enjoy their rugby both on and off the field. Please call Taff on 07989 566848, email him on or come down to the club on a training night – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30pm until 9pm.  We look forward to welcoming you as a player or as a supporter to Priestfields, home of Medway Rugby Football Club.