The ISE v Irish Institutes annual rugby match

The annual rugby match between The Insurance Society of Edinburgh and the Irish Institutes (Belfast and Dublin) takes place on the Friday prior to the home nations match between Scotland and Ireland.

The teams take turns to host and compete for The Robertson Trophy, currently held by the Irish. We take great pride in the fact that this fixture is the longest running rugby international outside of the six nations with the 90th match taking in place in Edinburgh in 2023.

Not surprisingly many long-standing friendships have been formed both within and across the 3 Institutes leading to a thriving alikadoo section for non-players.

Naturally, 'what goes on on tour stays on tour', however you may see a few of the uncensored pictures from our Dublin trips below.

Dublin 2022

Dublin 2018

Dublin 2016