Perthshire RFC

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Perthshire RFC
Perthshire RFC logo.png
Full name Perthshire Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s) The Eagles
Founded 1868
Location Perth, Scotland
Ground(s) North Inch
President Allan Brown
Coach(es) Andy Cummins
Mark Coupar
Captain(s) Adam Pattinson
League(s) Scottish National League Division Three
2015–16 5th
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
perthshirerfc.co.uk

Perthshire Rugby Football Club, formerly known as Perthshire Academicals, is a rugby union club located in the city of Perth, Scotland.

History[edit]

Founded in 1868, it is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Scotland. Perthshire was a consistently successful club in the 3rd Division of the old National League in Scotland until recently. Over the seasons 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005–06, the club gained successive promotions, reaching Scottish Premiership Division 3 for the first time in the 2006–07 season. They remained in this league until 2012–13 season when they were relegated to Caledonia Regional League 1. Perthshire also put a lot of emphasis into coaching youth players. The club has a development team who coach the youth teams and make regular visits to schools in the area to promote rugby. Perthshire recently launched its centre of excellence, which was the first in the country.

North Inch[edit]

Perthshire play their home games at the North Inch beside the River Tay in Perth.

The pitches on the North Inch

Notable players[edit]

Perthshire has provided Scottish internationalist with the first being Dr R W Irvine and Dr Charles Reid during the 1880s. Welsh captain J A G William played for the club in the early 1950s. Jimmy Greenwood was the club's last international cap. He toured South Africa with the British and Irish Lions in 1955.

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