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Saints Rugby

In 1871 in the first international between Scotland and England at Raeburn Place, three St Andrews students, A. Clunies-Ross, R. Munro and J. S. Thomson are seen to have represented Scotland. Since then the club has produced 22 International Rugby players who between them have gained 150 international caps, 4 British & Irish Lions and 8 players have represented the Barbarians.




PAST CAPTAINS



TRADITION - COMMITMENT - ENJOYMENT- CULTURE - CHAMPAGNE

MENS 1ST XV CAPTAINS

2013-2014          Jeremy Gordon
2012-2013          Robert Davidson
2011-2012          Alan Little
2010-2011          Stephen Sims
2009-2010          Matt Cannon
2008-2009          Cammy Dickie
2007-2008          Mark Lewis - Blue
2006-2007          Andy Fraser - Blue
2005-2006          Mike Heslop - Blue
2004-2005          Alasdair Knight - Blue
2003-2004          Richard Matthews - Blue
2002-2003          James Petrie
2001-2002          Stu Fuller
2000-2001          Ben Leathes
1999-2000          Gareth Knight
1998-1999          Malcom McColl
1997-1998          Brett Pollard
1996-1997          Neil Christie
1995-1996          Len Riddell
1994-1995          Jamie Grant
1993-1994          Alan Montgomery
1992-1993          Guy Ayling - Blue
1991-1992          Jon Seedhouse
1990-1991          Chris Freeman
1989-1990          Chris Tattersall
1988-1989          Gary Hiscoke
1987-1988          Gordon Dodd
1986-1987          David Craig
1985-1986          Peter Black
1984-1985          Angus Dudgeon
1983-1984          P MacLeod
1982-1983          P MacLeod (aft xmas 83)
1981-1982          D Dodson
1980-1981          PS Bell
1979-1980          G McNaughton
1978-1979          N Stirling
1977-1978          DJT Watt
1976-1977          N Wood
1975-1976          A Hood?
1974-1975          A Hood?
1973-1974          Simon Easteel
1972-1973          Eric Lambert
1971-1972          David Borrowman
1970-1971          Keith Isles
1969-1970          David Bell
1968-1969          Dick Rawlinson
1967-1968          P Smith
1966-1967          M Singer
1965-1966          Gerry McPartlin
1964-1965          CP Carter
1963-1964          JD Cumming
1962-1963          DJ Whyte
1961-1962          AM Nicoll
1960-1961          KJ Dargie
1959-1960          RH Carruthers
1958-1959          Stewart Small
1957-1958          Gorrie(Gordon) Stewart
1956-1957          AK Dewar
1955-1956          JM Anderson - Blue
1954-1955          GW Adam
1953-1954          GK Shaw
1952-1953          Ian McNab
1951-1952          Ian McNab
1950-1951          P Baker
1949-1950          JA MacKinlay
1948-1949          JK Whyte
1947-1948          PW Grant
1946-1947          TB Cooper
1945-1946          WN Niven
1944-1945          Robert R Stevenson
1943-1944          David H Prevan
1942-1943          R Lind
1941-1942          TP Venning
1940-1941          FA Macrae
1939-1940          RM Mathers
1938-1939          AAM Heap
1937-1938          WNB Lawson
1936-1937          DJ Macrae
1935-1936          ER Winiton
1934-1935          JHF Wilson
1933-1934          AKM Reid
1932-1933          JS Sutherland (Res 8/10/1932)
1931-1932          J Carmichael
1930-1931          JS Wilson
1929-1930          J Muir
1928-1929         
1927-1928         
1926-1927         
1925-1926         
1924-1925          JKR Doak
1923-1924          HA Graham
1922-1923          DR Cameron
1921-1922          J Stevenson
1920-1921          J Lynn
1919-1920          GD Laing
1918-1919          NO TEAM
1917-1918          NO TEAM
1916-1917          NO TEAM
1915-1916          NO TEAM
1914-1915          NO TEAM
1913-1914          CCP Hill
1912-1913          CW Morrison
1911-1912          HA Young
1910-1911          JM Wallace (Res 1/2/1911, HA Young)
1909-1910          AR Moodie
1908-1909          R Stevenson
1907-1908          JM Craig
1906-1907          AR Moodie
1905-1906          RM Craig
1904-1905          James M Weir
1903-1904          AH Johnstone
1902-1903          Edward Robertson
1901-1902          Albert A McKenzie
1899-1900          D Williamson
1898-1899          T Gillespie

MENS CLUB CAPTAINS

2012-2013          Jeff MacDonald
2012-2013          Timothy Rogers
2011-2012          Jamie Irvine
2010-2011          Cammie Dickie
2009-2010          Steven Sims
2008-2009          Ian Salter
2007-2008          Giles Smith
2006-2007          Mark Thompson
2005-2006          Phil Rutterman
2004-2005          Tom Hurdman
2003-2004          Fergus Knight
2002-2003          Richard Laing
2001-2002          Ali Knight
2000-2001          James Hipkiss
1999-2000          Ben Collis
1998-1999          Brett Pollard
1997-1998          Alistair Duvoisin
1996-1997          Alastair Lindsay
1995-1996          Nick McLaren
1994-1995         
1993-1994         
1992-1993          Danny Roland
1991-1992          Dale Caton
1990-1991          Tim Jagger
1989-1990          Andy Coates
1988-1989          John Botia
1987-1988          Will Sanderson
1986-1987          Innes Wright

WOMENS PRESIDENTS

2013-2014          Sarah Thompson
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WOMENS CAPTAINS

2012-2013          Rebbeca Thompson
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The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club has a strong touring tradition and has travelled across the globe to many exotic locations. The first recorded tour was during the 1951-52 season when the club travelled to the Scottish Borders and Yorkshire, playing the Royal Signals Batterick, Ottley, Harrogate, Jedforest and Hawick.

Over the next 25 years the club continued touring the UK, with further tours to Yorkshire, the Scottish Borders, London and Cambridge, Devon, the Isle of White and many trips to Ireland. In 1971 the club travelled to Holland to take part in an International Student's Tournament organised by the Dutch to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the rebuilding of Rotterdam and thus started the tradition of international touring.

Every two years the club embarks on an international trip during the summer vacation and in the past has travelled to Grenoble, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South America, Poland and South Africa.




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PERFORMANCE SPORT

The Men's Rugby Club is one of four Focus Clubs within the University which means they receive support from the Department of Sport and Exercise ranging from fitness testing to educational seminars relating to improving performance in sport.

RUGBY UNION PROGRAM

The University of St Andrews has developed the most advanced rugby program in Scotland which offers student athletes a range of coaching, training and support opportunities, allowing them to excel in their sporting achievements.

FACILITIES

The rugby pitches at University Park in St Andrews are the home of Saints Rugby and renowned across the country as amongst the finest in Scotland. A fully floodlit training pitch is complemented by the new fully floodlit Rugby 4g pitch, one of only two in Scotland.

COMMITTEE

The Rugby Club is run by two student committees, one for Men's Rugby and one for Women's Rugby, both of which are responsible for the club's off field management and both led by a full time Director of Rugby, David Ross.

ADMISSIONS

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. Over six centuries it has established a reputation as one of Europe's leading and most distinctive centres for teaching and research.

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1858 CLUB

The University of St Andrews RFC is proud to announce the creation of a supporters club, the 1858 Club, which enables alumni, friends and family the chance to invest in the future of rugby at St Andrews and provide the very best facilities, training and experience for future students.

HISTORY

Rugby has been played in St Andrews for over 150 years, since the rugby club's foundation in 1858. A founder member of the Scottish Rugby Union (SRU), the club was the nursery of Scottish rugby football in the 1860s and the birthplace of 'passing' the great feature of the back game.

HALL OF FAME

In 1871 three St Andrews students represented Scotland in the first ever international rugby fixture against England. In total, the club has produced 22 international rugby players who between them have gained 150 caps, including 4 British and Irish Lions and 8 Barbarians.

PAST CAPTAINS

Captaining The Saints is a huge honour for any student coming to study and play rugby in St Andrews. In 1986, the role of captain was split in two for the first time, with off field duties assigned to the Club Captain leaving the 1st XV Captain to concentrate on the club's on field performances.

150TH ANNIVERSARY

In 2008, the club celebrated 150 years of rugby in St Andrews with a special week of events which saw the South Africa Rugby Legends take on the Scottish Legends on University Park, a coaching clinic for local kids and culminated in the Sesquicentennial Alumni Dinner.

Scottish Varsity Match
St Andrews 7s
Saints Rugby Squads
Outreach
Sponsors

SCOTTISH VARSITY MATCH

The Scottish Varsity Match between the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh takes place every year in London, following the inaugural match back in 2011 and dates back more than 150 years predating the annual Oxford versus Cambridge Match.

ST ANDREWS 7s

Since its inception in 1970, the St Andrews Seven-a-side Tournament has grown to become the largest student run 7s in the UK, with teams from around the country returning to University Park at the end of April each year to fight for the historic Drummond Trophy or Stanley Plate.

SQUADS

The club turns out three Men's teams and one Women's team on a Wednesday in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships. Men's and Women's 1st XV squads play in the Premier 1A leagues, and participate in the BUCS Cup competition, with the Men's 2nd and 3rd XV squads in the lower tiers

OUTREACH

Along with the Rugby Club's charity work, the Community Outreach Program, in partnership with SportScotland, Active Schools, Fife Rugby and Saints Sport sees members from Saints Rugby coach after school rugby in the local primary schools for 6 weeks.

SPONSORS

The University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club is very grateful for the kind and generous support of sponsors KPMG, Alliance Trust, Kukri and Nutrition X. Click on the link below to find out more about our sponsors and the sponsorship opportunities available.

ALDI
Alliance Trust
Nutrition X
O'Neills
St Andrews Dental Care
Sandy's Bar

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