Murrayfield Wanderers RFC

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Murrayfield Wanderers
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Murrayfield Wanderers FC Club Badge
Full name Murrayfield Wanderers Football Club
Founded 1997
Location Edinburgh, Scotland
Ground(s) Murrayfield
Coach(es) 1st XV: Aaron Richards
2nd XV: Ralf Farthing
League(s) Scottish National League Division Three
2017–18 Scottish National League Division Three, 4th
Team kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/murrayfieldwanderersfootballclub

Murrayfield Wanderers Football Club is a rugby union side based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Formed in 1997 after the amalgamation of Murrayfield RFC (1971) and Edinburgh Wanderers F.C. (1868), both clubs brought together a long history of rugby excellence which can trace its roots back to 1868 when the Edinburgh Wanderers Club was formed.[1] The team currently compete in East Regional League Division One and play their home matches on the back pitches of Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish Rugby.

Current Form[edit]

Murrayfield Wanderers finished in 10th place at the end of season 2010–11 but had a much more successful 2012–13, finishing in 4th place. The club currently have three men's teams playing on Saturday, a social team (Pirates) and a Colts (u18).

They most won promotion to National League 3 in the 2016/17 season and won the BT Edinburgh Shield, beating Linlithgow 66-10. They are now competing for the BT Men's Shield Final against Carrick on 22 April. They also boast one of the most successful women's team in Scotland who currently hold the Scottish Cup (2015-16) and are the current BT Women's Premier League Champions (2016–17).

Honours[edit]

  • Scottish Rugby Shield
    • Winners (1): 2004-05
    • Runners-Up (1): 2016-17

References[edit]

  • Goodwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0713718382)
  • Jones, J.R. Encyclopedia of Rugby Union Football (Robert Hale, London, 1976 ISBN 0709153945)
  • Massie, Allan A Portrait of Scottish Rugby (Polygon, Edinburgh; ISBN 0 904919 84 6)
  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Rugby Union Football, p36

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