May 6, 2017

Wessex Wyverns RFC return to the UK with the Bronze Union Plate trophy

The Union Cup is a biennial European, non-professional, gay rugby union tournament, bringing together teams and joint teams from all over Europe.

The first edition was held in May 2005 in Montpellier,...

June 29, 2015




The Friday night had been a fairly muted evening… Wyverns were represented at the meeting of the IGR clubs held after the matches where bids were presented by Newcastle Ravens and Madrid Titanes for the rights to host the 2017 Union Cup. There was also debate...

June 12, 2015

Friday Ctd… 


Game 1: Wessex Wyverns V Amsterdam Lowlanders, 09:00


The Lowlanders were the seeded team in our group so we knew from the start this would be our biggest challenge. The game was being played at 09:00 so while some (perhaps including our beloved Captain) we...

June 4, 2015

Exciting times… Wessex Wyverns' first full trip abroad and our first appearance in a major competition…


16 players, along with a small but hardy band of supporters, made their way to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to be hosted as one of 24 European inclusive rugby t...

April 28, 2015




Last July I went down to Bournemouth for the Bourne Free weekend and found the Hampshire Constabulary LAGLO stall and spoke to Martyn Gorse who was giving out flyers to come along to a gay rugby team up at Southampton Common, I though...

April 14, 2015


Wessex Wyverns RFC Vs Bristol Bisons  


Cotham Park RFC, Saturday March 28th 2015



A wet and windy afternoon greeted the Wyverns as we arrived at Cotham Park RFC to take on Brisol Bisons. 


The Wyverns' lineup was slightly amended from previous games - Nick Va...

March 2, 2015

By Martyn Gorse,


Wessex Wyverns RFC Vs King’s Cross Steelers 3rd XV  


Millbrook RFC, Saturday February 28th 2015



It was a wet and windy morning that welcomed the team from East London to Southampton. Rain overnight left the grounds of Millbrook RFC wet...

February 5, 2015

By Martyn Gorse,


Wessex Wyverns V Kings Cross Steelers RFC


On Saturday Januray 21st 2015, Wessex Wyverns travelled to East London to take on the King's Cross Steelers 3rd XV in our fourth ever match.


It was a bright and sunny day but crisp and cold… perfect weather for...

January 23, 2015

By Martyn Gorse,



Life Changing Story


I've loved rugby since I was a teenager. It had so much more appeal to me as a sport than football - more physical and more fun but I guess it's hard to describe the innate appeal of the sport. So, at university, I started playing...

January 8, 2014

By Kevin Morgan,


The Wyverns make their first appearance at a rugby tournament.


The first outing for players of the Wessex Wyverns RFC took the form of the Birmingham Bulls ‘Touch My Brum’ rugby tournament. Four players for the Wessex Wyverns turned up in Birmingham in...

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