Norway Rugby Championship

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Norway Rugby Championship
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1994
Number of teams 6
Country  Norway
Holders Oslo (2011)

The Norway Rugby Championship (Norwegian: Norgesmesterskap) is the highest tier of domestic club rugby union competition in Norway. It is operated by the Norwegian Rugby Union (Norges Rugbyforbund)


The competition was first contested in 1994.


Six teams take part and each team plays six matches (one match against four other teams and two matches against one team) which then leads to play-offs and a final and placing matches.[1] The season runs from August through to October of the same year. The champion qualifies for the next Rugby Nordic Cup.


Year Champion Score Runner-up Place
1999 Bergen Rugbyklubb[2]
2000 Bergen Rugbyklubb
2001 Bergen Rugbyklubb
2002 Oslo RK 15-6[3] Bergen Rugbyklubb
2003 Oslo RK 5-3 Bergen Rugbyklubb
2004 Bergen Rugbyklubb 14-11 Oslo RK
2005 Bergen Rugbyklubb 18-7 Oslo RK
2006 Bergen Rugbyklubb 23-3 East Coast Barbarians
2007 Oslo RK
2008 Oslo RK 20-13 Bergen Rugbyklubb
2009 Bergen Rugbyklubb 32-24 Stavanger RK
2010 Oslo RK 21-5[4] Bergen Rugbyklubb Fana Stadion, Bergen
2011 Oslo RK