Howe of Fife RFC
|Full name||Howe of Fife Rugby Football Club|
|Union||Scottish Rugby Union|
|Nickname(s)||Howe, The Howe, Howe o Fife, Quins, Harlequins|
|Emblem(s)||Knight in black armour on horse|
|Founded||1st XV - 1921, Quins - 2014|
|Ground(s)||Duffus Park (Capacity: 280)|
|Coach(es)||1st XV - Chris Martin, Quins - Craig Manson|
|Captain(s)||1st XV - James Lawrie, Quins - Emma Wood|
|League(s)||1st XV - Scottish National League Division Three, Quins - Tennent's Women's National League 1.|
|2017–18||Scottish National League Division Two, 12th of 12 (relegated)
Howe of Fife RFC is a rugby union club based in Cupar, Fife, Scotland. It was founded in 1921, and they play in blue and white hoops. The first XV team currently competes in Scottish National League Division Two, the third tier of Scottish club rugby.
Previously, the club had two undefeated seasons in 2007 and 2008, earning them rights to promotion. The 1st XV are currently coached by Chris Martin. The captain is James Lawrie. The Howe run teams from Primary 3 level up to under-18 colts level. Many players have gone on to represent Fife, Caledonia, and Scotland at age grade level, with a handful going on to represent professional clubs. In 2007, current first XV Captain Chris Mason led the under-18 Howe of Fife squad to a unique treble winning both the school (as Bell Baxter High School) and the Club Scottish cups as well as the Scottish schools sevens cup. A number of the players involved in that team now play for the senior side.
Howe Harlequins are the 1st XV Women's team, founded in 2014. The Duffus Park-based club have barely been in existence a few years but have been making massive strides in the women's game. In 2017, they won the BT National Division 2 Championship which promoted them into National 1. With the recent changes to the women's league names, they now start the 2018 season in the Tennent's Women's National League 1. The Harlequins originally got together as a way for women to keep fit through rugby. But with a competitive spirit growing, added to a developing skillset, the side started to play matches against other teams. Since then, the Harlequins haven't looked back. President Murdo Fraser paid tribute to the side after their title win. “Our women’s team have shown that anything is possible and we are all very proud of the team and what they have achieved,” he said at the time.
In November 2017 several of the club's 1st XV men's team received 347 total weeks of suspension for incidents that took place the previous year in which a new player was sexually assaulted by having a bottle inserted into their anus after a match.
- Scottish League Championship, third-tier
- Champions (1): 2011-12
- Runners-up (3): 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
- Scottish League Championship, fourth-tier
- Champions (1): 2009-10
Notable players and personnel
- David Rollo, 40 caps for Scotland, British and Irish Lions
- Cameron Glasgow/Cammy Glasgow
- Gordon Hamilton Ireland flanker, scored against Australia in 1991 Rugby World Cup
- Tom Pearson, president of the Scottish Rugby Union, 1988–1989
- David Whyte, 13 caps for Scotland, played for Howe during his youth.
- Charlie Drummond, Scotland cap, president of the SRU 1974–1975.
- Dougie McMahon, international referee 1960–1969
- John Howard Wilson, capped for Scotland in 1953.
- Ian Kirkhope
- HL Stewart, played cricket for Scotland.
- Bob Steven, Scotland 
- Peter Horne, Glasgow Warriors capped for Scotland in 2013
- Chris Fusaro, Glasgow Warriors capped for Scotland in 2014
- Fergus Thomson, Glasgow Warriors capped for Scotland A and Scotland
- Michael Fedo, Scotland sevens international
- George Horne, Glasgow Warriors and Scotland sevens international
- Jamie Ritchie, Edinburgh Rugby
- Cameron Fenton, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby
- Club history, retrieved 16 November 2009
- "Howe of Fife: Scottish Rugby Union hands out bans for initiation ceremony". BBC Sport. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- de Menezes, Jack (3 November 2017). "Howe of Fife RFC receive 347 weeks of bans after initiation ceremony saw 'bottle inserted in to player's anus'". The Independent. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- Ferguson, David Rollo sets target for pupils of today, The Scotsman, published 20 December 2006
- Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0-904919-84-6), p166
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2009.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)