Note : the reports for the 2015/16 season are in the 2016 Booklet which can be found on this website.
Sunday October 9th 2016 v East India Club at Richmond. Won 51-7
Sunday October 23 2016 v Old Bryanstonians at Bryanston Lost 29-7
Despite the scoreline, it was a closely contested game with several ex professional players turning out for Bryanston who had gathered together a squad sufficient for them to field a virtually fresh team in the second half.
Played in gloriously sunny autumnal weather with perfect conditions for running rugby and watched by perhaps 150 spectators we matched them in the forwards for the first half and it was only in the last third of the game that the lack of fresh legs began to tell. Following the game we were entertained to a splendid supper.
Photo opposite: Patrick Windle, Archie Stead(Bryanston) & Ben Lyons
Saturday 28 January 2017 v Merlins RFC .Won 38-24
The Merlins were an unknown quantity but it turned out to be a hard fought, entertaining match .
Saturday 4 February 2017 v Edinburgh University Medics at Edinburgh
The Pilgrims tour to Scotland was much anticipated and fulfilled all expectations. The majority of the 23 strong squad travelled up from London by train the previous afternoon arriving in time for suitable refreshment and sleep in preparation for the match the following morning.
The game itself was extremely well contested in dry sunny conditions and although the result was always in the balance we just prevailed. We were then well entertained by the Medics as the teams watched the Scotland v Ireland match on the television.
Photo opposite: Will and George Smibert.
Friday 17th February 2017 v Eastbourne Stags at Rosslyn Park.
Report to follow.