List of rugby union clubs in Germany

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This is a List of rugby union clubs in Germany. It lists all rugby union clubs in Germany registered with the German Rugby Federation, the DRV,[1] or taking part in the German league system.[2] As of April 2010, the International Rugby Board lists the number of clubs in Germany at 110.[3]

Some of the clubs competing in the German league system are clubs of the US and British armed forces in Germany and therefore not necessarily members of the DRV. Examples of US Army rugby clubs in Germany are the teams in Illesheim,[4] Ramstein and Vilseck, while other clubs, like in the RC Kaiserslautern, recruit some of their players from the US forces but have German players as well.[5] Up to 32 US forces teams had been playing in Southern Germany at its peak, based in Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, being organised in the "United States Forces Europe Rugby Union" (USFERU).[6] Most disappeared with the withdrawal of US forces from Germany at the end of the Cold War. A number of clubs remained but have since dropped out of the German league system, like the Bamberg RFC, Darmstadt 233rd BSB RFC, Hanau Hornets, Schweinfurt RFC, Spangdahlem RFC and Würzburg RFC, while a few, like the Ramstein Rogues RFC, Illesheim RFC and Baumholder RFC still compete in 2009-10.[7]

The RC Mönchengladbach Rhinos and the Elmpt Falcons are rugby teams of the British Army in Germany and still active.[8][9]

The oldest rugby union club in Germany is the DSV 78 Hannover, formed in 1878 as DFV Hannover, in a time when a differencation between rugby and football was not yet made in Germany.[10] While there is older clubs in Germany then DSV 78, like the Heidelberger TV which was formed in 1846, their rugby departments were established after DSV's.

Clubs by state[edit]

The German rugby clubs, listed by federal state, with the league their first men's and women's teams play in 2009-10, in as far as the clubs field a senior side at all:

Baden-Württemberg[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Baden-Württemberg:[11][12][13][14][15]

Club City 2015-16* Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Freiburger RC Freiburg RLBW III [14] [1]
TSV Handschuhsheim Heidelberg BL I [11] [2]
RG Heidelberg Heidelberg BL I [11] [3]
RG Heidelberg II Heidelberg RLBW III [14] [4]
Heidelberger RK Heidelberg BL I WBL I [11] [5]
Heidelberger RK II Heidelberg RLBW III [14] [6]
Heidelberger TV Heidelberg RLBW III [11] [7]
SC Neuenheim Heidelberg BL I WBL I [11] [8]
TB Rohrbach Heidelberg RLRP III [11] [9]
TSG Heilbronn Heilbronn RLBW III [12] [10]
Karlsruher SV Rugby Karlsruhe RLBW III [14] [11]
RC Konstanz Konstanz RLBW III [12] [12]
TV Pforzheim Pforzheim BL I [15] [13]
TSB Ravensburg Ravens Ravensburg [13] [14]
RC Rottweil Rottweil RLBW III WRLS III [12] [15]
Stuttgarter RC Stuttgart 2BLS/W II WBL I [12] [16]
VfB Schwarz-Rot Ulm Ulm RLB III [13] [17]

(* pending updates)

Bavaria[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Bavaria:[13][16][17]

Club City 2014-15 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Augsburg RFC Augsburg RLB III [17] [18]
RFC Bad Reichenhall Bad Reichenhall RLB III [17] [19]
RC Bayreuth Bayreuth VLB IV [17]
RC Fürstenfeldbruck Fürstenfeldbruck [13] [20]
VfB Hafenlohr Hafenlohr VLB IV [16] [21]
Illesheim RFC Illesheim VLB IV [16] [22]
TV Memmingen Memmingen VLB IV [17] [23]
TV 1861 Ingolstadt Ingolstadt RLB III [13] [24]
München RFC Munich 2BLS/W II W2BL II [13] [25]
StuSta München Munich 2BLS/W II WRLS II [13] [26]
RC Unterföhring Munich (district) 2BLS/W II WRLS II [16] [27]
TSV 1846 Nürnberg Nuremberg RLB III [16] [28]
RC Regensburg 2000 Regensburg RLB III [16] [29]
1. FC Schweinfurt 05 Schweinfurt VLB IV [17] [30]

Berlin[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Berlin:[18]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Berliner RC Berlin BL I [18] [31]
RK 03 Berlin Berlin BL I W2BL II [18] [32]
Berliner SC Berlin RLEB IV [18] [33]
SC Berlin Berlin W2BL II [18] [34]
Berliner SV 92 Rugby Berlin RLEA III WRLE III [18] [35]
SC Siemensstadt Berlin RLEA III [18] [36]

Brandenburg[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Brandenburg:[18]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Stahl Brandenburg Rugby Brandenburg an der Havel RLEA III [18] [37]
Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby Hennigsdorf RLEB IV [18] [38]
RU Hohen Neuendorf Hohen Neuendorf 2BLN/E II [18] [39]
USV Potsdam Rugby Potsdam 2BLN/E II [18] [40]
Veltener RC Empor Velten RLEA III [18] [41]

Bremen[edit]

Rugby clubs in the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen:[19]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Bremen 1860 Bremen RLN III [19] [42]
Union 60 Bremen Bremen RLN III WRLN III [19] [43]

Hamburg[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Hamburg:[19]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Hamburg Exiles RFC Hamburg RLN III [19] [44]
Hamburger RC Hamburg 1BL N/E II [19] [45]
Hamburger SV Hamburg VLN IV [19] [46]
FC St Pauli Rugby Hamburg 1BL N/E II WBL I [19] [47]

Hesse[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Hesse:[11][20]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
CRC Babenhausen Babenhausen RLH [D] III [11] [48]
TG 75 Darmstadt Darmstadt RLH III [11] [49]
Eintracht Frankfurt Rugby Frankfurt am Main RLH III WRLW III [11] [50]
SC 1880 Frankfurt Frankfurt am Main BL I [11] [51]
URC Gießen 01 Gießen RLH III [20] [52]
RK Heusenstamm Heusenstamm BL I WRLW III [11] [53]
RU Marburg Marburg RLH III WRLW III [20] [54]
TGS 1897 Hausen Obertshausen [11] [55]
BSC Offenbach Offenbach am Main RLH III [11] [56]

Lower Saxony[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Lower Saxony:[20]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Welfen SC Braunschweig Braunschweig RLN III [20] [57]
RSV Göttingen Göttingen RLLS III [20] [58]
VfR Döhren Hanover 2BLN/E [B] II [20] [59]
DRC Hannover Hanover 2BLN/E II [20] [60]
DSV 78 Hannover Hanover BL I [20] [61]
SV Odin Hannover Hanover 2BLN/E [B] II [20] [62]
NTV 09 Hannover Hanover [20] [63]
SC Linden Hanover [20] [64]
FV 1897 Linden Hanover [20] [65]
TSV Victoria Linden Hanover 2BLN/E II [20] [66]
SC Germania List Hanover 2BLN/E II WBL I [20] [67]
SV 08 Ricklingen Hanover RLLS [A] III [20] [68]
TSV Karlshöfen Karlshöfen WRLN III [69]
TKW Nienburg Nienburg [20] [70]
FC Rastede Rastede RLLS III [19] [71]
VfL Jesteburg Jesteburg RLN [C] III [19] [72]
SC Varel Varel VLN IV [19] [73]

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern:[18]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
SV Dynamo Rostock Rostock VLN IV [18] [74]

North Rhine-Westphalia[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia:[20][21][22]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
RC Aachen Aachen RLNW III WRLW III [22] [75]
RC Bielefeld Bielefeld VLNW IV [20] [76]
TV Phönix Bocholt Bocholt VLNW IV [21] [77]
RC Bonn-Rhein-Sieg Bonn RLNW III [22] [78]
Brühler TV Brühl VLNW IV [22] [79]
RFC Dortmund Dortmund VLNW IV WRLW III [80]
TV Aldenrade 07 Duisburg VLNW IV [21] [81]
TuS 95 Düsseldorf Düsseldorf RLNW III [21] [82]
Elmpt Falcons Elmpt RLNW III
Grashof RC Essen Essen VLNW IV [83]
RC Hürth Hürth VLNW IV [22] [84]
ASV Köln Rugby Cologne BL I W2BL II [22] [85]
RC Krefeld Bradbury Barbarians Krefeld [21] [86]
TV Lemgo Lippe Lions Lemgo VLNW IV [20] [87]
Cherusker RC Lothe Lothe VLNW IV
RC Mönchengladbach Rhinos Mönchengladbach RLNW III [21]
Münster Marauders Münster RLNW III
RT Münster Münster RLNW III [21] [88]
WMTV Solingen Solingen RLNW III [21] [89]
Wiedenbrücker TV Rheda-Wiedenbrück RLNW III W2BL II [20] [90]

Rhineland-Palatinate[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate:[11][22]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
DJK Andernach Andernach RLRP III [22] [91]
Baumholder RFC Baumholder RLRP III [92]
RC Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern RLRP III [11] [93]
RC Mainz Mainz 2BLS/W II [22] [94]
VfL Pünderich Pünderich RLRP III [95]
Ramstein Rogues RFC Ramstein RLRP III [96]
FSV Trier-Tarforst Trier RLRP III WRLW III [22] [97]
RC Worms Worms RLRP III [11] [98]

Saarland[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Saarland:[11]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
Stade Sarrois Rugby Saarbrücken RLRP III [11] [99]

Saxony[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Saxony:[23]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
SV Stahl Brandis Brandis E7
Tower Rugby Chemnitz Chemnitz E7 [100]
RV Dresden Dresden RLEB IV WRLE III [23] [101]
ATSV Freiberg Freiberg E7 [23] [102]
Eastern Province RC Gera Gera E7 [23]
SV Horken Kittlitz Kittlitz E7 [103]
RC Leipzig Leipzig RLEB IV WRLE III [23] [104]
ESV Lokomotive Riesa Riesa [23] [105]
HSG Turbine Zittau Zittau [23]

Saxony-Anhalt[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Saxony-Anhalt:[23]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
USV Halle Halle E7 [23] [106]
WG Magdeburg Magdeburg E7

Schleswig-Holstein[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Schleswig-Holstein:[19]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
FT Adler Kiel Rugby Kiel 2BLN/E II [19] [107]
VfL Geesthacht Harlekins Geesthacht RLN [C] III [19] [108]

Thuringia[edit]

Rugby clubs in the state of Thuringia:[16]

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
SSV Erfurt-Nord Erfurt E7 W2BL [16] [109]
USV Jena Jena RLEB IV W2BL [110]

Foreign clubs[edit]

In the 2009-10 season, two clubs from outside the borders of Germany take part in German league competitions, one from Luxembourg and one from Austria:

Club City 2009-10 Source
Men Tier Women Tier Ref Link
WRC Innsbruck Innsbruck WRLS III [111]
RC Luxembourg Luxembourg 2BLS/W II [112]

Defunct clubs & teams[edit]

Germany[edit]

The following clubs have ceased to exist or stopped operating a rugby department:

Club City Fate Ref
BFC Frankfurt 1885 Berlin club switched codes from rugby to football, now defunct
SG Ordnungspolizei Berlin Berlin
Tennis Borussia Berlin Berlin rugby department left club in 1936 to join Berliner SV and form Berliner SV 92 Rugby [24]
SV Polizei Hamburg Hamburg rugby department defunct
SC Elite Hannover Hanover rugby department defunct since the 1970s [25]
FC 1897 Hannover Hanover
Hawa-Alexandria Hannover Hanover club defunct since 1931 [26]
VfV Hannover Hanover rugby department defunct since 1963, when the department joined NTV 09 Hannover [27]
FV Stuttgart Stuttgart club switched codes from rugby to football, merged to form VfB Stuttgart [28]

East Germany[edit]

The following clubs existed in the former country of East Germany. Some of them have ceased to exist or to operate a rugby department while others have changed their name:

Club City Fate Ref
BSG Lok Berlin Berlin rugby department defunct, club now ESV Lok Berlin-Schöneweide [29]
BSG Post Berlin Berlin rugby department now RK 03 Berlin [30]
ASK Vorwärts Berlin Berlin rugby department defunct
BSG Stahl Brandenburg Brandenburg now Stahl Brandenburg Rugby [31]
SG Dynamo Dresden Dresden rugby department defunct
BSG Lok Falkensee Falkensee
Ingenieurschule Hennigsdorf Hennigsdorf club defunct
BSG Stahl Hennigsdorf Hennigsdorf now Stahl Hennigsdorf Rugby [32]
BSG Stahl Leegebruch Leegebruch club defunct
DHfK Leipzig Leipzig rugby department now part of RC Leipzig [33]
BSG Gastronom Leipzig Leipzig rugby department now part of RC Leipzig [33]
BSG Lokomotive Wahren Leipzig Leipzig rugby department now part of RC Leipzig [33]
SG Dynamo Potsdam Potsdam club defunct [34]
RG 88 Potsdam Potsdam now USV Potsdam Rugby [34]
Empor Velten Velten now Veltener RC

Key[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ Playing as 08 Ricklingen/Wunstorf, a partnership of SV 08 Ricklingen and TuS Wunstorf.
B. ^ Playing as SG SV Odin/VfR Döhren, a partnership of SV Odin Hannover and VfR Döhren.
C. ^ Playing as SG Jesteburg/Geesthacht, a partnership of VfL Jesteburg and VfL Geesthacht Harlekins.
D. ^ Playing as SG 80 III/Babenhausen, a partnership of the third team of SC 1880 Frankfurt and CRC Babenhausen.
E. ^ The East 7s league, or Mitteldeutsche Siebener Liga, is a development league for emerging rugby clubs in what was formerly East Germany.

References[edit]

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