Somerset College is forging a reputation as one of the leading rugby playing schools on the Gold Coast. One of the factors assisting in this development has been the participation in an International Rugby Tour. We conduct a biennial rugby tour for our senior players to British Columbia, Canada.
Our first tour was conducted in 2008, with subsequent tours in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. In that time, Somerset College has played 35 games, winning 27, drawing 1 and losing only 7. We have been fortunate to develop reciprocal relationships with Canadian schools who often tour Australia. This gives our players the opportunity to repay the generosity of our Canadian hosts.
Through rugby, our students make life-long friendships while also having the honour of wearing the College colours, bonding with their teammates, representing themself, their College, their family and their country to our Canadian hosts.