As a former England and British and Irish Lions player, it gives me tremendous pleasure to see the touring traditions of this fantastic sport continue with a whole new generation of athletes and upcoming pros.
Now in collaboration with MSG, I’m delighted to be working alongside their passionate sports tour co-ordinators, assisting in the development of innovative rugby touring destinations for schools and clubs at every level — in conjunction with helping teams to raise the necessary funds to help achieve their sportive ambitions on an international level.
The gauntlet has been emphatically thrown down as an abundance of countries awaits your team in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world in this most traditional of touring sports.
Our rugby tours portfolio — developed alongside former England and Lions pro, Tim Stimpson — spans a variety of worldwide destinations, but remains equally focussed on locales that deliver excellence in both sportive and memorable travel experiences. From the neighbouring Irish counties to the glistening coasts in Fiji, right through to the fiercest competition any team could arguably face in sunny New Zealand, we’ve spent a great amount of care putting together amazing packages for rugby teams across all skill levels and age groups.
Meanwhile, our base of operations in the Basque Country makes challenging, competitive fixtures just a stone’s throw away. Often cited as the heartland of rugby, the standard of play is extremely high here — boasting France’s Aviron Bayonnais and Biarritz Olympique as chief rivals in the region — and serves as the ideal base for touring teams looking to test their resolve on both sides of the Spanish and French border. Teams can also prepare for the rigours of the season with a productive stay at one of our Basque Country pre-season rugby camps.
Wherever you decide to travel, all our rugby tours are expertly coordinated to combine focused training with competitive play, as well as giving teams the chance to immerse themselves in the local sights, attractions, and culture.
What people are saying about our rugby tours
Last year, the boys and staff at Tonbridge School joined us for a week of pre-season prep at one of our training camps in the Basque Country. During their seven-day trip, headed up by ex-Wales rugby player Ben Broster, the boys received expert coaching in between some challenging local matches.
— MSG Tours (@msgtours) August 26, 2017
“The Basque Country has proved ideal as a pre-season destination, meeting all our requirements and exceeding expectations. An all-round amazing experience.”
– Chris Morgan, Director of Sport at Tonbridge School (2017 Rugby Tour to Bayonne, France)
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Here at MSG Tours, we understand exactly what goes into creating memorable, truly bespoke rugby trips designed to meet the sportive needs of your group. With the best consultative advice, experience and resort knowledge, our passionate team is waiting to hear from you.
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