Our Past Events

Rugby Against Cancer Gala


Thank you to everyone who joined us at the first Rugby Against Cancer Gala last week including two very special guests Red Roses, Marlie Packer and Rosie Galligan!

And a huge thank you to all the companies who donated prizes for our raffle.




Rosslyn Park Floodlit 7s

On our second visit to Rosslyn Park Floodlit 7s the Elite 7s Men put in a great effort in the group stages against Assassins 7s, but narrowly missing out against Ramblin Jesters. 

They finished the night competing in the Bowl Final against Ealing Trailfinders, replicating the 2022 final, this time Rugby Against Cancer victorious.

Easter at Rugby Against Cancer

A busy Easter at Rugby Against Cancer – we delivered 100s of sweets and treats for oncology wards at Bristol, Bath, Exeter, Southampton and Portsmouth hospitals!

Thank you to everyone who donated and Tesco who boosted our fundraising by an additional £500 to help us raise even more smiles this April.


A massive thank you to each and every one of you who supported our #SockTakeoverDay2023!

We’ve loved seeing your photos and can’t wait to share even more.

Your pair of socks will have made an impact today from raising awareness that the charity exists and raising money towards support kit bags for those in need of a pick-me-up from the rugby family.

💙 trust us when we say it really does go a long way!

JF7s at Wimbledon RFC

An impressive effort from both of our invitational Elite 7s teams as they faced established teams on the summer sevens circuit at JF7’s on Saturday 30th July 2022.

At Wimbledon RFC both teams held their own in the group stages, the men winning 3 from 3 to reach the quarterfinals, and the women finishing top four heading straight to the semi-finals.

The men’s quarterfinal was a tough encounter but a late score took the team through to the semi-final against Assassins who unfortunately ended our run in the competition.

The women worked tirelessly in the final against a well drilled SA Wild Dogs side, in the heated contest it was our competitors that came out top dog.

A mighty effort from the first outing of our Elite Women’s 7s side.

Congratulations to Amelie Anstead who won women’s player of the tournament and Austin Emens; the men’s player of the tournament!



A double win for Rugby Against Cancer and a fantastic event for everyone on Saturday 23rd July 2022. 

Thank you to our hosts Petersfield Rugby Club, and to our guests Pacific Islanders Rugby Club!

And a huge thank you to our professional ambassadors, special guests, volunteers and everyone who came down to a smashing day of rugby and fundraising!


A big thank you to former Exeter Chief Matt Jess who held a top-quality coaching session before he puts on his boots to play in the Men’s fixture during the Pacific Islanders Rugby Club Sequel Match.

RAC Hummingbird 7s at Surrey 7s 2022

It was a scorcher on Saturday 17th July at Surrey 7s for our Women’s Hummingbird 7s side.

The Women came runners up in the plate final, narrowly missing out against Nomad 7s.

Rugby Against Cancer win Connecting the Community Award 2022

Amazing to be nominated and win the Connecting the Community award tonight in the Honda UK Volunteer Recognition Programme 💙💗 Trustees Aaron and Jim were joined by ambassador Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish Rugby Club) at the event held at Havant Rugby Club

“It was very humbling to receive the award and not the reason we do it but always nice to gain recognition… 💙💗” – Jim

Rugby Against Cancer v Honey Badgers Rugby

Rugby Against Cancer were invited to a friendly against Honey Badgers Rugby Club at Portsmouth Rugby Club as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. 

Rugby and Charity were the winners on the day!

Thank you to Paul Clark for the images.

Click the image to see larger version:

Rugby Against Cancer v Barracuda Cricket Club T20 2022

A glorious sunny British evening saw Barracudas score 193 in 20 overs, with Rugby Against Cancer scoring an honourable 143 for 5 in return.

Over £500 was raised yesterday, thank you to all who came down to play and support the evening. As always charity is always the winner. Thank you to Locks Heath Cricket Club for hosting.

Click the image to see larger version:

Floodlit7s at Rosslyn Park Rugby Club

We’re still buzzing at our achievements at the Floodlit7s this year. To get to the final and beat the hosts and high placed Nat 1 side, a side from the winners of Nat2South and a National team that plays on the World Rugby 7’s circuit. Then, at the final hurdle, with only 9 players able to take the field in the game, losing the to the title to Ealing Trailfinders Academy.

Round 1: Rosslyn Park 7 – 40 RAC

Round 2: RAC 28 – 0 Esher

Semi Final: RAC 21 – 17 Jamaica

Final: Ealing Trailfinders 33 – 14 RAC

Following this we’ve now had invites to further 7s tournaments, 10s tournaments as well as having offers of support and sponsorship for the charity. Absolutely amazing and our aim to raise awareness of the charity was achieved. 

Click the image to see larger version:

Easter Egg Drop 2022

Our ambassadors filled their baskets with eggs and have delivered 100s of smiles this Easter with sweet treats across the UK.

* Queen Alexandra, Portsmouth – Sid Street (Trustee) and Yorkie (committee member)

* Royal University Hospital Bath – Kim Oliver (Ealing Trailfinders Academy Coach)

* St Peters Hospital, Chertsey – Matt Williams (London Irish)

* Gloucestershire Hospital – Joe Batley (Worcester Warriors)

* Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – Clara Nielson (Exeter Chiefs)

Thank you to everyone who donated to make this possible and we hope the patients and staff enjoy the gifts!

Click the image to see larger version:

The Decider: Rugby Against Cancer v Sid Street XV

Easter Weekend + Sunshine + Rugby = a tremendous Good Friday. Thank you to everyone who went to Portsmouth Rugby Club this easter to play, volunteer or support The Decider 2022. 

Win, lose or draw… Rugby Against Cancer was the winner!

Click the image to see larger version:

R̶u̶g̶b̶y̶ Golf Against Cancer - P3 Mortgages Golf Day 2022

A fantastic day at Lee-on-the-Solent Golf Club taking part in the P3 Mortgage (our playing shirt sponsor) first golf day.  Thank you for inviting us along to play 

Rugby Against Cancer v London Welsh Select XV

An absolutely fantastic day for rugby at Old Deer Park! 🏉 Rugby Against Cancer Men’s team started 2022 with a bang as they faced London Welsh Select XV in our first match of the year. At half time the team were 17-10 behind the hosts, but the team came fighting back from half time with a huge team effort to secure the win 24-39!

Success on the field, and success off it as the support team spread awareness of our charity, rallied new players for future matches and raised a whopping £1,797.93 in donations. 🔥💥🔥💥

Thank you to everyone who was involved in playing, coaching and cheering on our magnificent team this weekend! And a big thank you to our hosts for inviting us to play and join in their England v Wales Experience Event!

Click the image to see larger version:

Sock Day 2022

Over 1,000 pairs of Rugby Against Cancer’s brand-new blue and pink rugby socks were worn by players across Hampshire and Sussex for the charity’s first-ever Sock Day!

The Sock Day 2022 initiative was about creating further awareness about the important work we are doing as a charity and to encourage those who need help to reach out for support.

Click the image to see larger version:


On Boxing day, we held our annual festive fun fixture – The Hangover Cup 2021!

Thank you to all those who took a break from their festivities to come play in the cold and mud – we raised £120!

Click the image to see larger version:



The Back with a Boom Event saw Rugby Against Cancer face Pacific Islanders Rugby Club at Petersfield Rugby Club.

Thank you to everyone who attended, played and supported, we raised an epic £10,000! Thank you to our hosts, Petersfield RFC!

Click the image to see larger version:


The Final Trek 2021 raised a mammoth £77,000!

63 walkers endured an 80-mile trek from Guy’s Hospital in Central London to Portsmouth Rugby Club, continuously walking from start to finish! 


Well done to every person who was involved in the event and thank you to all those volunteers who gave up their time to ensure the event ran smoothly!

The Starters:

The Finishers:


For Easter 2021, we asked our Champions to nominate hospitals to receive an Easter delivery. Thanks to the generosity of our followers we raised £551 which was split between the four hospitals;

  1. Bristols BRI Area 61 – Teenage & Young Peoples Ward – as nominated by Joe Batley
  2. Morriston Hospital, Swansea – as nominated by Robyn Lock
  3. Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital – as nominated by Clara Nielson
  4. Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth – as nominated by the Rugby Against Cancer Committee

Movember 2020

The Rugby Against Cancer Mo Team raised a fantastic £1,680 towards men’s health.

Movember is a community of rockstars raising money, making a difference in mental health & suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

Your donation could help save a father, a brother, a son, a friend, a partner, a man’s life. DONATE 

Trek 2 Twickers 2020

The pots have been shaken, the cash donations have been counted and the GoFundMe page is now closed!

That draws the curtains on this year’s Trek 2 Twickers!

We want to say a massive thank you again to everybody involved, everybody who donated and everybody that helped us reach a MASSIVE £19,106!! 🎉🎉🎉

Trek 2 Twickers 2019

67 miles in 27 hours, walking from Portsmouth to Twickenham to attend the Army V Navy fixture. We raised an incredible £9700 for Prostate Cancer along the way.

There were many emotions and some tough times throughout but what an experience it was. We at Rugby Against Cancer thank every person who took part.

Good Friday Fun day 2019

Raising a total of £6870


Some of the Rugby Against Cancer team featured on BT Sport’s Rugby Tonight show in January 2019 alongside special guest Saracens, Alex Goode.

Rugby Against cancer v army masters 2018

On Friday 16th November Rugby Against Cancer took on The Army Masters at Aldershot.

Raising funds and awareness for the cancer charity ‘Bloodwise’.

With the going heavy and the conditions misty, the team RAC team availed themselves to the challenge and put on a determined effort but losing 80-20 but raising £553.41

August Fun Day 2018

We were raising awareness and funds for 3 awesome Charities:
Children With Cancer
Teenage Cancer Trust
Bowel Cancer Uk

Rugby against cancer v sid street xv
the first ever event

Our first ever event as Rugby Against Cancer and raised a huge £8400!