Medicals RFC

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Medicals RFC
Full name Medicals RFC
Union Northumberland RFU
Founded 1898
Location Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Ground(s) Cartington Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle (Capacity: 1000)
Captain(s) England Oliver Baines 2016-17
League(s) Durham & Northumberland 1
Official website

Medicals RFC is a rugby union club in Newcastle Upon Tyne who have been in existence since 1898. They currently play in the Durham/Northumberland 1 league having been promoted from Durham/Northumberland 2 in the 2009-10 season.

Medicals RFC are most famous for the 1995-6 side that reached the final of the RFU Pilkington Shield at Twickenham and won the trophy – beating Helston RFC, Cornwall 16 v 6.

The uniform of the Club is maroon jerseys with white collars, white shorts and maroon stockings with white tops.

Medicals RFC History[edit]

The club was formed in 1898 as the Durham University College of Medicine R.F.C. Medicals RFC was then elected a senior member of the Northumberland Rugby Union in 1920.

A Junior Club between 1934 and 1937 when they were again elected a Senior Member of the N.R.U. They were Northumberland Senior Cup Winners in 1922, 1923, 1952 and 1953.

Club Honours[edit]

Notable players[edit]

The Club has produced five Internationals:

  • England Dr EE. Chapman, 1910-14. (The first man to score a try and kick a goal at Twickenham)
  • England Dr R. Armstrong, 1924.
  • England Dr Stephen Peel, a wartime cap.
  • England W.G.D. Morgan, 1960-61.
  • England O.W.N. Caplan 1978.

Trialists also include Dr G.C.Taylor, Mr G. Scott-Page and Dr Maurice Jones.

RFU Presidents[edit]

Medicals RFC also has the honour and distinction of having two members elected to the position of President of the RFU

  • England Mr D.D.Serfontein, 1992-1993.
  • England Mr W.G.D. Morgan 2002-2003

Pilkington Shield (1996)[edit]

The finest hour of the club's achievement was on 4 May 1996 Twickenham, winners of the National Junior Club Knock-out Competition, The Pilkington Shield. Medicals RFC beat Helston RFC (Cornwall) by 16 points to 6.

Current Information[edit]

Currently, Medicals RFC play in Durham/Northumberland 1. Recently Medicals RFC have been successful within the Durham & Northumberland league competitions:

  • Northumberland Senior County Plate Champions 2011-2012
  • Runners up of Durham & Northumberland 2 in 2009-2010 Season. (Promotion)
  • Champions of Durham & Northumberland 3 in 2006-07
  • Winners of the County Challenge Shield in 1999-2000 Season.
  • Champions of Durham & Northumberland 1 in 1998-99 Season

All of the latest information can be seen at the clubs website: