Hampshire Rugby Football Union

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Hampshire Rugby Football Union
Association crest
Sport Rugby union
Founded 1883
President Ian Kerr
Men's coach

Tim Allen (Rugby Director)
Simon Burns (County XV Team Manager)
Alan Morgan (Under 20s Team Manager)
Mike Glogg (Under 18s Team Manager)
Mike Greenslade (Under 17s Team Manager)
Lynn Lawrence (Under 16s Team Manager)
Simon Burns (Under 15s Team Manager)

Steve Walker (Under 14s Team Manager)[1]
Women's coach Wyn Jones and Jason Kehoe
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 County Championship final was in 1962 although they did play in the County Championship Plate final in 2008 at Aldershot, beating Leicestershire 22-12.

County side[edit]


The county side has been in the county championship cup final four times, winning the title on two occasions. They have also played in the Plate (now named Shield) final two times, winning on both appearances.

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
2008 Hampshire Hampshire 22-12 Leicestershire Aldershot Championship Plate
2016 Hampshire Hampshire 33-11 Staffordshire Twickenham Championship Shield

Notable players for the County side[edit]


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