Exchange Rugby Matches

There have now been five exchnage mataches between youth rugby teams from Berry Hill RFC and Drybrook RFC and a St Hilaire de Riez team. The matches were played in good spirit and shirts were exchanged before the match that was held at Berry Hill Rugby Club in 2019. The left hand photograph was taken after the match in 2022 and shows how friendships have formed. 

2024 Match

A youth team from Drybrook RFC travelled to St Hilaire de Riez to play a team from the Rugby Club St Hilaire Ocean at the end of March. It was an enjoyable match and played well, with the St Hilaire team winning for the first time, with a very creditable score of 34 - 5. As usual the hosts were extremely generous and provided wonderful hospitality for the visiting team from Drybrook RFC. 

Other sporting events 

Half Marathon in St Hilaire de Riez

In 2018 Michael and Alan from the Forest of Dean Athletics Club, travelled to St Hilaire to compete in their half-marathon. The temperatures were close to 30'C so it was a grueling run through the pine trees alongside the beach. However, both completed the half-marathon. 

Petanque Matches

The Angus Buchanan Petanque Club and teams from St Hilaire de Riez have played matches. In 2019 the Coleford team were well beaten by a St Hilaire team that included international players.