Derby RFC

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Full name Derby Rugby Football Club
Union Rugby Football Union
Founded 1891; 126 years ago (1891)
Ground(s) Haslams Lane, Derby
Chairman Martyn Murney
President Stephen Muir
League(s) Midlands Premier
2016–17 9th
Official website

Derby Rugby Club is an English rugby union team based in Derby, Derbyshire. The club runs four senior sides, a veterans team, a ladies team, a colts team and a full set of junior sides.[1] The first XV currently plays in Midlands Premier, a fifth tier league in the English rugby union system.


Derby Rugby Club was officially formed in 1891–92 but it is believed that rugby union was played under the Derby name for a few seasons prior to this date but no written evidence to support this exists. The club has played at a number of grounds and has been at the present site at Haslam's Lane since June 2002 and since then the club has progressed from Midlands 2 West to the national leagues, winning promotion in 2011–12 from Midlands 1 East to National League 3 Midlands.[2]



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