|Full name||Nottingham Rugby Club|
|Ground(s)||Lady Bay (Capacity:3,000)|
Nicknamed the Green & Whites, in reference to the club's kit, the first XV play at Lady Bay, The club has recently made a move from Meadow Lane, the home ground of Notts County to Lady Bay in West Bridgford, outside of Nottingham. They previously played at Ireland Avenue in Beeston until the end of the 2005–06 season.
The club was established circa 1877 by Alexander Birkin after returning from Rugby School, where he was introduced to the sport. The Birkin family later purchased the land at Ireland Avenue that would be the home of the club until 2006.
The club's heyday was in the late 1980s with a number of top international players representing the first XV. These included Simon Hodgkinson, Rob Andrew, Dusty Hare and Brian Moore (also a Lion) representing England and Chris Gray representing Scotland. Another famous international was flanker David Jones, who played 19 times for Wales. He is still working for the club as the assistant first team manager. However, the advent of professionalism saw the Green & Whites fall on hard times and the first XV narrowly avoided relegation into the regional divisions in 2002–03. The club has bounced back since then and was promoted into National League One in 2003–04. The club finished a creditable 7th in 2005–06 before leaving Ireland Avenue after 102 years.
Martin Haag appointed Dan Montagu captain on 21 July 2015. He replaced Brent Wilson who retired at the end of 2014–15 season.
The club currently play at Lady Bay, previously at Meadow Lane. On 30 July 2010 the club signed an agreement to become part of Notts County PLC. In early July 2012 it was announced that Martin Haag had become the new director of rugby at the club.
- Midland Counties Senior Cup winners: 1905–06
- Midland Counties Junior Cup winners: 1907–08
- Noel Syson Cup (Notts, Lincs & Derby Sevens) winners: 1935, 1936, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1959, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983
- Middlesex Sevens winners: 1944–45
- Midland Merit Table champions: 1984–85
- Selkirk Sevens winners: 1990–91
|Club||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points for||Points against||Points diff||Try bonus||Loss bonus||Points|
|1||Bristol Rugby (CH)||22||20||0||2||718||397||321||14||1||95|
|2||Doncaster Knights (RU)||22||15||2||5||588||470||118||10||5||79|
|3||Yorkshire Carnegie (SF)||22||14||0||8||655||466||189||15||7||78|
|4||Bedford Blues (SF)||22||12||0||10||623||599||24||10||6||64|
|Green background are promotion play-off places. Pink background is the relegation place.
Updated: 13 May 2016
Source: "Greene King IPA Championship". NCA Rugby.
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2016-17 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
Notable former players
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- Rob Andrew
- Vincent Cartwright
- Chris Gray
- Dusty Hare
- Simon Hodgkinson
- Brian Moore
- Gary Rees
- Chris Wyles
- Ali Williams
- Chris Oti
- Tom Youngs
- Alex Corbisiero
- Nick Preston
- Steve Holdstock
- "Ray Trew takes over Nottingham Rugby Club". BBC News. 30 July 2010.