Edinburgh University RFC

Edinburgh University RFC

Edinburgh University RFC

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Edinburgh University Rugby Football Club is a rugby union side based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is one of the eight founder members of the Scottish Rugby Union. In the years prior to the SRU's introduction of club leagues in 1973 and professionalism in 1990's, EURFC was a major club power and it won the 'unofficial' Scottish Club championship several times. EURFC has produced 21 young international players whilst still students representing the Club; these include 1924 Olympic 400m Gold Medallist Eric Liddell and 1904 British Lions captain David Bedell-Sivright - the latter being the first of three Club representatives to also play as British Lions whilst still students. Many more of Rugby's international players worldwide played for the University prior to being capped from other clubs; these include Scotland and British Lions greats Dan Drysdale, and Andy Irvine, both future SRU Presidents from Heriot's FP, and David Johnston (Watsonians RFC) who had also played as a contracted footballer for Heart of Midlothian FC. A great rarity happened in 1910 when EURFC player C.G. Timms had the distinction of representing the Club and the 1910 British Lions without ever going on to win an international cap.

Established in 1857, the Club now plays its home fixtures at the Edinburgh University's Peffermill playing grounds, having moved from its traditional ground at Craiglockhart in 1983. Its first ever match was in 1857 against Edinburgh Accies - in 2007 the two clubs...
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