Glasgow University RFC

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Glasgow University
Rugby Football Club
UnionScottish Rugby Union
Founded1869
LocationGlasgow, Scotland
Ground(s)Garscube
ChairmanGrant Drummond
PresidentBobby Low
Coach(es)Stephen Leckey, Jamie McCarthy. Titch
Captain(s)Kerr Stoddart
League(s)BUCS North B
2018/191st
Official website
www.gurfc.org

Glasgow University Rugby Football Club is a rugby team at the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

GURFC was formed in 1869 and is one of the University's oldest student groups, predating the Glasgow University Sports Association, to which it is now affiliated. The Club is a founding member of the Scottish Rugby Union and has fielded thirteen full internationalists.

In a remarkably successful 2016/17 season the 1st XV finished 1st in BUCS Scottish 1A[1] as well as winning the BUCS Trophy.[2] The 2nd XV finished 4th in BUCS Scottish 2A[3] as well as reaching the final of the Scottish Conference Cup.[4] The 3rd XV narrowly missed out on promotion coming 2nd in BUCS Scottish 4A.[5] The club also had 7 representatives in the Scottish Students squad who defeated the Scotland U19s in February.[6]

The team plays in black and gold, the colours of the University, and is affiliated to the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA).

Notable players[edit]

The first GURFC Scotland cap was DA McLeod in 1886.[7]

Sevens[edit]

Glasgow University runs its own Sevens tournament. This began in 1898 with a tournament at Gilmorehill.[11]

Honours[edit]

  • Glasgow University Sevens
    • Champions: 1950, 1971
  • Clydesdale Sevens
  • Bearsden Sevens
  • Kilmarnock Sevens
    • Champions: 1940, 1945[14]
  • Ayr Sevens
    • Champions: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1952, 1954[15]

References[edit]

  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)
  • Jones, J.R. Encyclopedia of Rugby Football (Robert Hale, London, 1958)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6)
  1. ^ "BUCScore - BUCS Rugby Union 2016-2017 - Scottish 1A - Men's". BUCS. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  2. ^ "BUCScore - BUCS Rugby Union 2016-2017 - Trophy - Men's". BUCS. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  3. ^ "BUCScore - University of Glasgow Mens 2nd Rugby Union Team". BUCS. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  4. ^ "BUCScore - BUCS Rugby Union 2016-2017 - Scottish Conference Cup - Men's". BUCS. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  5. ^ "BUCScore - BUCS Rugby Union 2016-2017 - Scottish 4A - Men's". BUCS. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Scottish Student Rugby Squad Announcement". www.scottishstudentsport.com. Retrieved 12 May 2017.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ a b Jones, p42
  8. ^ Godwin, p255
  9. ^ Godwin, p173
  10. ^ Massie, pp145-147
  11. ^ "Glasgow University Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Clydesdale Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Bearsden Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  14. ^ "Kilmarnock Sevens". 7 June 2019.
  15. ^ "Ayr Sevens". 7 June 2019.

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Coordinates: 55°54′11″N 4°18′52″W / 55.903192°N 4.314476°W / 55.903192; -4.314476