Landskamp rugby 15s på Bislett stadion

Endelig er det rugbykamp på Bislett stadion! Lørdag 28. oktober er Norge vertskap mot Danmark i en heftig vikingduell i Rugby Europe Conference 2 North. Forrige gang lagene møttes, vant Danmark på hjemmebane. Nå er Norge bedre forberedt og klar for seier. Ses vi på Bislett for å heie frem rugbyguttene?

Før landskampen vil det være et arrangement for rugby-minis mellom 5 og 10 år. Juniorene vil følge seniorene ut på banen før kamp og vil stå for underholdning i pausen, så la oss heie på dem også!

CC: Voksen 50,- og under 18 år gratis inngang. Posteren kan kjøpes på Bislett!

Seriespill i 15-mannsrugby

Den norske serien i 15-manns rugby er litt over halvveis. Førstkommende lørdag 23. september spiller Sagene IF og Blindern rugbyklubb på Voldsløkka klokka 1300, mens NTNUI/Trk møter regjerende mester Stavanger rugbyklubb i Trondheim. To spennende kamper! Stavanger ønsker revansje etter forrige helgs tap på hjemmebane mot Sagene IF, og NTNUI/Trk vil ikke gi seg med det første etter seieren mot Bergen lørdag som var.

Etter helgens kamper er Sagene IF og Stavanger RK ferdig med sesongens kamper. Blindern møter NTNUI/Trk neste helg. Bergen er ferdigspilt og ender med 4 tap, men med et ungt lag og mange nye spillere ser de lovende ut for kommende sesonger. Finalen spilles i Stavanger 7. oktober. Vi ønsker lykke til med høstens resterende kamper!

Reisebrev fra rugby unions treningsleir i England

Nedenfor er en oppsummering av treningsleiren til rugby union-herrene i Sussex, England i midten av august. Teksten er skrevet av Adriaan Botha.

The team arrived at Gatwick International Airport on Wednesday afternoon where they were met by Cordery Coach to embark on the drive to the training facilities. Upon arrival, the team was created by both Ben and David and received their training gear for the duration of the camp before beginning the first session. The team’s philosophy has always been “being comfortable being uncomfortable” and this is a key principle of both Ben and David and this did not change during the camp; “we purposefully create a chaotic environment during on pitch training to replicate the imperfect nature of the game, and it is encouraging to see how the players are reacting to being pulled so far out of their comfort zones”. After the first session the team had dinner in the clubhouse of Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Union Football Club, whose facilities they would use for the duration of the camp. David is the head coach at Heathfield and Waldron and we would like to thank the club for their hospitality. After dinner the team travelled to Battle Abbey School which would be their accommodation for the duration of the camp.

The second day of camp was by far the most intensive, which gave the players a look into the life of a professional rugby player. It started with a Strength and Conditioning session at Go:ver Training, run by the professional and dedicated David Gover, Clair Corney and Olly Stables. The session was split into segments, the first of which worked on mental toughness with Claire Corney. This session consisted of rowing to a certain pace as set by Claire and then some weighted sled pushes, with the weight increasing every 2 minutes fro 15 minutes. This was a true test of the team’s character as no one gave up. To add some spice to the session, Claire made it competitive with the eventual winners being Lars Thorkildsen, Stefan Dahle Ortiz, Mattias Lindqvist, Lasse Eri Marthinsen and Adriaan Botha with 116. This was followed by speed and explosiveness with Olly Stables. This session was a circuit style workout consisting of Med Ball Wall Throws, 1 leg box lunges and Elastic Band jumps. This would not be the last time the team would meet Olly as they were set to play against him on the Saturday.

The strength component was led by the man himself David Gover! This session was all about building up to a 1 Max Rep Front Squat and Tobias Carcary Nygaard came out with an impressive 130kg. This was particularly tough after running through the previous sessions but the team is starting to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Lastly, David led a conditioning session which combined principles from the previous sessions. All in all it was a tough start to the day, but all the players saw the benefits. The team finished the day with 2 field sessions at Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Union Football Club, the last of which was an opposed session against the club’s first team. Once again, the day was a tough and fatiguing one, but the team drew on what they learnt at Go:ver Training and came together.

Friday was a lighter day, with the team having the morning off. Some took this oppurtunity to sleep in and enjoy a long hot bath to rest the muscles, whilst others ventured into Hastings for a soft serve by the sea. The team enjoyed a light field session in the afternoon followed by a team dinner in Battle.

Saturday was match day with two forty-minute trial matches arranged against Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Union Football Club (London & SE Division – London 2 South East) and Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club (London & SE Division – London 1 North), with the latter being coached by Ben himself. Norway were to start the day off with a 40 minute trial against Sudbury, and you could tell that both teams shared the same coach with the same attacking philosophy. The teams played with the same shapes and had the same principles in attack and defence, with Sudbury being the better drilled side on the day. Norway were valiant in both attack and defence, but coming off a long preseason, Sudbury proved to be the fitter side scoring tries through some scintillating rugby and support play. The second of Norway’s matches came agains the hosts Heathfield and Waldron, and this would prove to be a tighter affair. Heathfield came out of the blocks scoring two quick tries, but as the game progressed so did Norway. The team showed great character and came back scoring 2 of their own, with a brilliant individual effort from flyhallf Stefan Dahle Ortiz being the pick of the day. None of this, however, was possible without the quick clean ball being provided by the forwards and the hard work being done off the ball by the support players. It was in these moments, when the chips were down that the leadership and commeraderie came out, which is summed up by Scully; “the team are buying in to our philosophy that whether in attack or defence we want a team of players that are comfortable making their own decisions and adapting their play according to the problem in front of them”.

All in all Norway travelled to England for a 5 day training camp taking with them a young squad with many new faces and although the results may not have gone their way, the players who attended learnt a lot not only about the rugby Ben and David want to play, but also a lot about themselves. “We still have plenty of work to do to get the team to where we would like them to be, as well as finding new talent and growing the training squad, but if the boys continue to apply themselves with the attitude they have demonstrated so far the squad will go from strength to strength” says Scully. This team has not yet reached their potential and with more new and old faces joining an already experienced squad, this team is sure to go places. In Norway, rugby is a minority sport with players and coaches paying their own way and taking time of work to attend training camps and away fixtures. It is part due to this that some players were unable to attend as they were unable to get additional time of work to play the sport they love. For this reason, the players have created a crowdfunding campaign to help those in need of financial aid. For more information visit . Any contribution, big or small will help the team reach their goals!

The players and coaching staff would like to thank Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Union Football Club and Battle Abbey School for their hospitality over the 5 days as well as Cordery Coach for providing the team with transport to and from the Airport, accommodation and playing facilities. They would also like to thank the professional and knowledgable staff at Go:ver Training and the players and coaching staff from Sudbury Rugby Union Football Club for making the journey over on Saturday. Last but not least, the players would like to thank all those involved in arranging the camp from the President of the Norwegian Rugby Federation and the team Manager as well as those already mentioned above.

Norske spillere tatt ut på eget Europa-lag mot Polen

I anledning det polske rugbyforbundets 60-årsjubileum, skal det arrangeres en vennskapskamp mellom Polen og et lag med spillere fra hele Europa. 15-mannskampen mellom Polen og Europa spilles lørdag 9. september i Lodz, Polen. På Europa-laget er Norge representert med Lars Thorkildsen fra Horten RK, Tobias Carcary Nygaard fra NTNUI og Aleksander Næss-Clarke fra Horten RK. Norges rugbyforbund ønsker dere lykke til!

The head coach Ben Scully and assistant coach David Cook have the following words for the chosen players from Norway:

“We have chosen to offer this opportunity to Aleks Neass-Clarke (Horten RK), Tobias Nygaard (NTNUI RK) and Lars Thorkildsen (Horten RK) as they have not only shown great dedication in developing themselves in to players that are integral to the national team at such a young age (21, 20 and 19 respectively); but we also believe that they have the right characters to be seen as role models and to help spread the wonderful game of rugby to the young and upcoming generation. We are extremely happy to learn that all three have been selected, and wish them good luck!

Aleks has shown himself to be equally comfortable playing on the wing or at full back. With elusive footwork and lightening top end speed, Aleks poses an attacking threat whenever he gets the ball in open space against a broken defence. His leadership qualities and his confidence to direct the players in front of him make him a great defensive general from full back and, when it is needed, his bravery in the tackle shows that rugby can be a game for all sizes if you have the heart and desire.

Tobias is a real power house of an athlete, who prefers his performances to do the talking. A player who clearly looks after himself physically, Tobias has the strength to go through the defence as well as the pace to go round it; as demonstrated by his multiple caps for the National 7’s team. Friendly and talkative off the pitch and physical on it, Tobias shows despite being a tough sport Rugby is played by gentlemen.

Lars is becoming a very skilful player, developing a great mix of the physicality required of the forwards and the silky handling skills required of the backs. His understanding of the game means he is becoming a real leader of men, able to help his team mates get in to effective positions during the heat of the game. Well liked amongst his peers and always looking to develop himself and the national team, both on and off the pitch, Lars could no doubt become a fantastic captain in the future.”


Rugby Europe team lead by coach Didier Retiere and Daniel Mitrea:

Ossi ARO (Finland), Jeremy BOUETTE (Monaco), Lars THORKILDSEN (Norge), Amir RADEMAKER (Nederland), Vasile BALAN (Romania), Julian HARTIC (Romania), Nathan PELSY (Sveits), Adam MARCUS (Luxemburg), Valentyn LYTVYNENKO (Ukraina), Jim BOELRIJK (Nederland), Tim VOEGTLI (Sveits), Pascal PAPE (Frankrike), Fredrik ENSTAD (Sverige), Storm CARROLL (Nederland), Sergiy TSERKOVNIK (Ukraina), Thomas FINELL (Finland), Jeremy TO’A (Sveits), Fabrice ESTEBANES (Frankrike), Tobias Carcary Nygaard NTNUI (Norge), Robin FRANSON (Sverige), Oleg KOSARIEV (Ukraina), Aleksander Næss-CLARKE (Norge)

Nye regler gjeldende fra 1. januar 2018

World Rugby har kommet med noen nye regler for scrum, tackles and rucks,,no,Referee Committee in national Union has decided that since the Norwegian season has already started,,no,so begins the rules initially apply from,,no,in Norway,,no,Information is sent to all clubs on email,,no,Contact judge selection if questions regarding regulations,,no,See link for more information,,no. Dommerutvalget i Norges Rugbyforbund har bestemt at ettersom den norske sesongen allerede er i gang, så begynner reglene først å gjelde fra 1. januar 2018 i Norge. Informasjon er sendt ut til alle klubber på epost. Ta kontakt med dommerutvalget hvis spørsmål angående regelverket. Se link for ytterligere informasjon.

Occupied position: HEAD COACH, NATIONAL MEN’S XVs


The Norwegian Rugby Federation is seeking qualified and motivated applicants for Head Coach, Men XVs.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work with an ambitious group of players that represent their country in the Rugby Europe Championship Conference 2 North Competition.
The successful applicant will play a key role in the team’s continued change, development and goals toward 2020 to become the proud flag bearer of Norwegian Rugby.
The job is not salaried, but expenses as agreed will be reimbursed.
Norway play 4 Internationals a year, with 3-4 training weekends.
In total the successful applicants must be willing to work 6-8 weekends.

The Head Coach will be a person who has:

  • Advanced level coaching accreditation accompanied by recent experiences as a high performance coach. Minimum RFU Level 2, ideally Level 3 or 4, World Rugby Level 3 ideally 4 or equivalent
  • Evidence of recently upgraded accreditation, recent attendance at coaching workshops or 
evidence of other forms of self education that displays currency as a coach who continues to 
seek further development;
  • Experience at managing assistant coaches and working cooperatively with team managers, 
strength and conditioning coaches, team medical staff and performance analysis personnel
  • Evidence of understanding of current best practice and a history of performing best practice 
(preferably recent best practice) as it applies to rugby coaching;
  • Demonstrated evidence of an ability to understand, support and implement development plans
  • Demonstrated evidence of being able to influence others including an ability to build good 
relationships with others who may not be receptive to change
  • A background that displays people management and people leadership skills and attributes, and the ability to assist in growing rugby as a new sport in Norway


The assigned person will perform the role of Head Coach of Norway Men’s XVs Team.
The role will be viewed as being an integral and significant element of the high-performance player pathway process, as we are building rugby in Norway and set the Long-Term Rugby Development framework for the National Teams.
The Head Coach, National Men’s Team will lead the team in the preparation for the Rugby Europe Championship Conference 2 North, and will be responsible for developing and rebuild a successful team environment during the selection and preparation stages as well as in the competition itself.


The Head Coach, National Men XVs Team will be responsible for creating a successful team environment, based on elite level coaching skills and processes, and close co operation with the club coaches.
The appointed person will work alongside assistant coach, the Manager and the physio.


The Head Coach, National will be responsible for performing the following roles and/or delivering the following outcomes.

  • Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  • Player Development
  • Reporting

Key Activities

  1. Coaching, Team Preparation & Performance
  2. Plan, develop and initiate the National Men XV’s team’s technical, youth and tactical development adhering to The Norwegian Rugby Federation strategies.
  3. Evaluate and record the effectiveness of individual, unit and team performances.
  4. Monitor the performance of assistant coaches, specialist coaches and other staff available to the
  5. Work cooperatively with the team’s assistant coaching staff, management staff and Integrated 
Support Team
  6. Work cooperatively with the National Senior Men’s Team Coach and the Manager, Player 
Development on a regular basis

Player Development

Liaise with the Manager and club coaches, Player Development on all policy and procedural expectations. Ensure players receive adequate feedback from training, playing and review.


  • Provide match by match reports and end of program reports

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Per Thorkildsen on +47 41011100. Please apply by 4th February 2017 by mail to:



Norge reiser til Danmark (XV)

Norge reiser til Danmark for å spille landskamp 22. oktober i Odense. Kampen er det andre i Rugby Europe Championship Conference 2 North for xv-rugby.

Norge spilte første kamp i Rugby Europe Championship Conference 2 North på Bislett 8. oktober. Den gangen gikk Norge seirende ut av oppgjøret 41-31.

Følgende spillere skal representere Norge i Danmark:

Lloyd Christian Hopkin – BRK
James Buncle – SRK
Lewis Eaton – SRK
Axel Wilhelmsen – SRK
Pascal Raclin – ORK
Andrew F. Smith – Blindern
Fredrik Skovly – ORK
Joe Kennedy – BRK
Mickael Guardia – SRK
Nathan Cummins – SRK
Fredrik Nordtun – SRK
Adam Jones – SRK
Kristoffer Borsheim – SRK
Adriaan Botha – ORK
Martin Cartwright – BRK

Benoit Deleneuville – SRK
Bastian Fromm – Blindern
Kristian Skjold – BRK
Sondre Gundersen – SRK
Martin Skovly – ORK
Erlend Laukvik – ORK
Carlos Rodriguez – SRK
Halvor Hoftun – ORK

Trener og kaptein: Nathan Cummins
Lagleder: Kristian Skjold

Vi gratulerer og ønsker lykke til.

Troppen Norge – Tyrkia

Etter tap borte mor Tyrkia forrige helg, er det norsk XV landslaget sugne på revansje. 11295789_1258431537507431_2306135904497880060_nFørstkommende lørdag kl 15:00 på den internasjonale skole i Stavanger er det klart for returoppgjør.

Følgende spillere representerer troppen:

1.) Levan Abramashvilli – Stavanger RK
2.) James Buncle – Stavanger RK
3.) Lewis Eaton – Stavanger RK
4.)Axel Wilhelmsen – Stavanger RK
5.) Pascal Raclin – Oslo RK
6.) Fredrik Skovly – Oslo RK
7.) Nick Sæby – Stavanger RK
8.) Joe Kennedy – Bergen RK
9.) Sondre Gundersen – Stavanger RK
10.) Nathan Cummins (C) – Stavanger RK
11.) Fredrik Nordtun – Stavanger RK
12.) Adam Jones – Stavanger RK
13.) Kristoffer Borsheim – Stavanger RK
14.) Tobias Nygaard – NTNUI RK
15.) Robert Gannon – Oslo RK
16.) Even Ellingsen – Blindern RK
17.) Russel Watson – Stavanger RK
18.) Lloyd Hopkin – Bergen RK
19.) Lars Thorkildsen – Horthen RK
20.) Anders Teigland – Bergen RK
21.) Simen Eriksen-Hammer – Horten RK
22.) Martin Skovly – Oslo RK
23.) Clive Davis – Oslo RK

Lykke til!

Mer informasjon om kampen finner dere her.

Landslagstroppen Tyrkia – Norge

Følgende spillere representerer landslagstroppen for Norge mot Tyrkia førstkommende lørdag:


Heia Norge!

Levan Abramashvilli – Stavanger RK
James Buncle – Stavanger RK
Lewis Eaton – Stavanger RK
Axel Wilhelmsen – Stavanger RK
Lars Thorkildsen – Horten RK
Fredrik Skovly – Oslo RK
Nick Sæby – Stavanger RK
Joe Kennedy – Bergen RK
Sondre Gundersen – Stavanger RK
Nathan Cummins – Stavanger RK
Fredrik Nordtun – Stavanger RK
Simen Hammer – Horten RK
Anders Teigland – Bergen RK
Tobias Nygaard – NTNUI RK
Kristoffer Borsheim – Stavanger RK
Even Ellingsen – Blindern RK
Russel Watson – Stavanger RK
Martin Skovly – Oslo RK
Clive Davis – Oslo RK
Pascal Raclin – Oslo RK
Bård Berthelsen – Stavanger RK
Adam Jones – Stavanger RK
Mattias Lindqvist – NTNUI

Vi gratulerer og ønsker lykke til!

Norge – Bosnia i Stavanger 16. april

Bli med å heie Norge til seier over Bosniaplakatttt

Det norske xv-landslaget tar imot Bosnia på hjemmebane på den internasjonale skolen i Stavanger lørdag 16. april. Etter et knepent tap sist de to lagene møttes er de norske guttene nå sugene på revansje.

Kampen starter kl 15:00, og portene åpnes kl 14. Inngang til kampen er selvsagt gratis, og det vil i god rugbytradisjon være kiosk med grillvarer og loddsalg. Mer om kampen finner du på facebook.

På kvelden inviteres det til festmiddag i Mathallen, biletter til denne finner du her.

Adresse og mer informasjon finner du her.