Heriot's Rugby Club

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Heriot's Rugby Club
Heriot's Rugby Club (emblem).jpg
Union Scottish Rugby Union
Founded 1890; 128 years ago (1890)
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s) Goldenacre (Capacity: 3,000+[1])
President Scotland Jonathan Turnbull
Coach(es) Scotland Phil Smith
League(s) Scottish Premiership
2017–18 Scottish Premiership, 5th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Heriot's Rugby Club, also known as Heriot's FP, is one of Scotland's senior rugby football clubs in the Scottish Rugby Union, whose 1st XV play in the Scottish Premiership. The club's home is Goldenacre in Edinburgh.[2] The rugby club, founded in 1890, was originally intended for former pupils of George Heriot's School, but is now an open club, welcoming rugby fans of all levels.[2]

The club had a very successful season in 2008–09, winning the Scottish Cup and coming in as runners up in Scottish Premier 1 league, qualifying for the new British and Irish Cup. The club's second and third senior squads were also very successful, winning their respective leagues.

Player development starts with a highly successful Mini/Midi Section and moves onto the senior levels. The club has coaching staff that are very well respected in Scottish rugby. Heriot's Rugby club are the only Scottish club never to have been relegated from the first division.

The team had the surprising honour of having a player, Chris Fusaro, called for Scotland A for the IRB Nations Cup, in 2010. He was the only amateur player called and it was announced that he was joining Glasgow Warriors.[3]

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