Durham University Rugby

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Durham University Rugby

Durham University Rugby Football Club is one of the oldest sporting clubs in the University, dating back to the foundation of the University in 1832, and has a proud tradition, with many successes in the UAU and BUSA competitions.

Many international players have come through DURFC including England captains Phil de Glanville and Will Carling to name but a few.

Since their separation from Newcastle in 1967, thirty-five Durham players have won international honours. In recent times Durham Alumni, Will Greenwood, Tim Stimpson, Duncan Hodge, David Walder and Charlie Hodgson have all represented their countries. Three Durham players have also captained England and five have played for the Lions.

Durham University field four competitive teams ranging from our 1st XV which competes in the BUCS Premier Division to the Freshers team – an integral part of the club, which plays Saturday fixtures throughout the season. Our freshers team has produced 3 Student Internationals in the last Three Seasons – so we are enthusiastic about the standard of rugby at Durham. In order that we find the right team for you, we hold trials at the beginning of each season.

DURFC are proudly sponsored by PlayerLayer, YourGolfTravel.com, Maximuscle, BP and Norton Rose Fullbright.