Oxford R.F.C.

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Full nameOxford Rugby Football Club
UnionOxfordshire RFU
Founded1909; 110 years ago (1909)
LocationOxford, Oxfordshire, England
Ground(s)North Hinksey Park, North Hinksey Village
Coach(es)John Brodley
Captain(s)Alex Kelly
League(s)Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier

Oxford Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Oxford. The club was founded in 1909 as Oxfordshire Nomads RUFC.[1] The club have the reputation of being the friendliest rugby union club in Oxford (not including the University teams).


Oxfordshire Nomads RUFC became Oxford RFC in 1948 and moved to their current ground in 1951.[2]

During the seventies the club were known as Oxford City RFC and competed in the 1971–72 John Player Cup which today is known as the Anglo-Welsh Cup.[3] Their most famous player was arguably Michael James Parsons known as Jim Parsons who was capped by England four times in the 1968 Five Nations Championship , after joining Northampton Saints. [4] In the 1988–89 Pilkington Cup they did well to progress to the third round but were then drawn away to four time winners and England's leading club at the time Bath, which resulted in an 82-9 hammering.

Current situation[edit]

The club runs 3 Senior teams, a Colts and a Ladies team. The 1st XV currently play in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premiership and play their home games at North Hinksey Park in North Hinksey Village. The club colours are Green, Black & Silver Hoops.[5]



  1. ^ "Oxford RFC history". Pitchero.com.
  2. ^ "Rugby Union in Oxford". Oxford Mail.
  3. ^ Jenkins, Vivian (1975). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook. Brickfield Publications Ltd. ISBN 0362-00221-5.
  4. ^ "Rugby Union". ESPN.
  5. ^ "South West Rugby Union". South West Rugby.co.uk/.