Thu 27 Aug 2020 18:56

Our next piece in the recruitment jigsaw comes in the shape of experienced scrum half, Darryl Veenendaal.

With nearly 250 championship games under his belt, Darryl will become a valuable asset both on and off the field. He joins us from a player coaching role at Ampthill RFC where he helped steer the teams attack. His overall game awareness and tactical appreciation will complement our playing philosophy.

This is a really significant signing and gives us another experienced player in the spine of our team. We are excited about Darryl supporting some of our younger decision makers and helping drive the teams attacking strategy. We are now in the enviable position of having 3 quality scrum halves at the club, all of whom will drive the levels of performance.

I’m very excited to be joining Cambridge and starting what is a new chapter in my life. After 11 years as a full-time professional rugby player I’m able to continue playing and coaching at a high level while starting a new career outside of rugby.

After consulting close friends Lawrence Rayner and club legend Stef Liebenberg, it was an easy decision to join what I think is a club with huge potential and tradition.

I feel this is echoed in the players and staff that Richie has brought in over the summer and bodes well for the direction he wants to move the club towards.

news articles

  • We are Back

    Wed 02 Dec 2020 13:28

    FOR ALL M&Y MEMBERS GREAT NEWS - Training is back on this weekend (Sunday 6th December) With Lockdown now over, we can now get back out to the Rugby Club and start training again – … view

  • Autumn Nations Cup on Prime Video

    Fri 13 Nov 2020 09:12

    Catch the Autumn Nations Cup every weekend from Nov 14th to Dec 6th, on Prime Video. Tune in to watch the six EU Nations; England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, Italy, as well as … view

  • Welcome James Hall

    Wed 11 Nov 2020 15:12

    It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce James Hall as our new Head of Girls’ rugby at Cambridge RUFC. James will continue to build on the strong foundations that have … view

  • Mental Well Being

    Thu 05 Nov 2020 11:29

    Message from Lawrence Rayner Mental Health is something everyone in modern life encounters and has a relationship with (with or without realising), including myself. Since finishing … view