University of St Andrews RFC

University Of St Andrews RFC

University of St Andrews RFC

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The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club is an affiliated member of the University of St Andrews Athletic Union in Fife, Scotland. It was founded in 1858, making it one of the oldest football clubs in the world. In 2008, the club celebrated its sesquicentennial year, marking its 150th anniversary. The club is one of the founder members of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU) and is often quoted as being the birthplace of 'running and passing' rugby, a distinct tactical advancement from the initial 'solo break/kick and chase' tactics which characterised the early years of the game's development.

The club's 1st XV play their home games at University Park, in the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Scottish Premiership and the Scottish Hydro Electric Regional Leagues Division One (Caledonia). In 2007, the 2nd XV were Scottish University Cup champions and currently play in BUCS Scottish Division 1.

Notable players

St Andrews has produced more internationalists than any other Scottish university, bar Edinburgh.

Notably, St Andrews provided three players for the first ever rugby international:

Subsequent international players include:
  • Kim Elgie, capped for Scotland, and also for South Africa at cricket.Godwin,......
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