Hampshire Rugby Football Union

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Hampshire Rugby Football Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1883
President Peter Topham
Men's coach Tim Allen (Rugby Director)
John Byett (Team Manager)[1]
Women's coach Wyn Jones and Jason Kehoe
Official website www.hampshirerugby.co.uk

Hampshire Rugby Football Union is the governing body for rugby union in the county of Hampshire, England.


At the initiative of the Trojans Rugby Club and Eastleigh Rugby Football Club, a meeting was held on 13 April 1883 to discuss the formation of "The Hampshire County Rugby Football Union".[2] In this inaugural season at least seven Trojans represented the County. The United Services proved to be the other early mainstay of the county side. In 1901 County activities had ceased. Once again, the Trojans, along with United Services Portsmouth RFC convened a meeting in 1910 at the Trojans Club for the purpose of forming a Rugby Football Union in Hampshire. Since then, with a notably strong side in the 1930s (drawn largely from the United Services) the county has won the County Championship twice, featuring in four finals. Their last appearance in the final was in 1962.

County side[edit]


The county side has been in the final four times, winning the title on two occasions.

Year Winners Home Team Score Away Team Venue Notes
1926 Yorkshire Yorkshire 15-14 Hampshire Bradford
1933 Hampshire Hampshire 18-7 Lancashire Boscombe
1936 Hampshire Northumberland 6-13 Hampshire Gosforth
1962 Warwickshire Hampshire 6-11 Warwickshire Twickenham

Notable players for the County side[edit]


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