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If you are thinking about coming to study in St Andrews and wish to find out more about how to apply or need more information on the rugby programme then please fill in the following form and we will be in contact with you.

We would also love to hear from prospective students who have accepted an offer and will be joining Saints Rugby when they arrive in St Andrews.

Every year we hold a two week pre-season training camp in St Andrews before the academic term begins to prepare for the season ahead and all members of the rugby club are invited to attend, including all our new intake of first year and postgraduate students.




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DIRECTOR OF RUGBY - DAVID ROSS

Director of Rugby

Director of Rugby
University of St Andrews
Sports Centre
St Leonards Rd,
St Andrews
KY16 9DY
E-mail: david.ross@st-andrews.ac.uk
Mobile: 07736 457607
Tel. 01334 467193


UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS RFC

MEN'S RUGBY

Men's Rugby
University of St Andrews
Sports Centre
St Leonards Rd,
St Andrews
KY16 9DY
E-mail: rugbym@saints-sport.com


WOMEN'S RUGBY

Women's Rugby
University of St Andrews
Sports Centre
St Leonards Rd,
St Andrews
KY16 9DY
E-mail: rugbyw@saints-sport.com


If you are an alum of the University of St Andrews or played for Saints Rugby and would like to receive further information and updates about the club, please click on the link below to fill out our alumni contact form.




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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.

1858 Club
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Rugby Club 150th Anniversary

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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