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Surrey Rugby Football Union

Surrey RFU
Surrey rugby logo.png
Full nameSurrey Rugby Football Union
UnionRFU
Founded1879; 139 years ago (1879)
RegionSurrey, parts of London
PresidentKeith Neal
Team kit
Official website
www.surreyrugby.co.uk

The Surrey County Rugby Football Union is the union responsible for rugby union in the county of Surrey, England, and is one of the constituent bodies of the national Rugby Football Union having been formed in 1879.

History

Early years of County representative team

The earliest recorded game played by a team purporting to represent Surrey under rugby union auspices was played before the Surrey County Club has been formed. This was played on 21 February 1878 against Middlesex and won by Surrey with a try scored by AS Trevor.[1]

Formation of the County Club

On 22 December 1879, a meeting was held at the York Hotel, on Waterloo Road, South London (then in Surrey), at which the County Club was formed. Two fixtures were played that season. The first was against Middlesex which turned out to be an easy win for Surrey. However, their confidence was put into check when they were soundly beaten by Yorkshire.[1] Another match with Middlesex was played at Old Deer Park on 6 December 1880 with the result of each fifteen scoring one goal, in what was described as a ″splendidly-contested game″.[2]

County side

Honours

County Championship finals (2 wins);

Year Winners Home team Score Away team Venue Notes
1896 Yorkshire Surrey 4 – 16 Yorkshire Richmond
1938 Lancashire Lancashire 24 – 12 Surrey Blundellsands
1960 Warwickshire Warwickshire 9 – 6 Surrey Coundon Road, Coventry
1967 (replay) Surrey 14 – 14 Durham County Twickenham
Durham County 0 – 0 Surrey Hartlepool title shared after a drawn replay
1971 Surrey Gloucestershire 3 – 14 Surrey Kingsholm

County Championship Shield finals (4 wins);

Year Winners Score Runners-up Notes
2005 Surrey 29 - 18 Somerset [3]
2011 Dorset & Wilts 43 – 22 Surrey [4][5]
2012 Surrey 43 – 12 Leicestershire [6]
2013 Surrey 21 – 16 Cumbria [7]
2014 Surrey 39 – 12 Leicestershire [8]

County Championship Plate finals (1 win);

Year Winners Score Runners-up Notes
2015 Surrey 17 – 3 Eastern Counties [9]

Notable players for the County side

Many notable players have represented Surrey. The most appearances in County Championship games for the Surrey side have been by:[1]

Other famous players include:

Presidents

The 2008–09 president of Surrey RFU is John Vale.[1]

Affiliated clubs

There are currently 73 full member adult clubs affiliated with the Surrey RFU, most of which have teams at both senior and junior level and are based in Surrey and parts of London. Many of the London based sides are also members of the Middlesex RFU.

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County club competitions

The Surrey RFU currently runs the following club competitions for club sides based in Surrey and parts of London:

Leagues

Cups

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Notes

  1. ^ Barnes are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  2. ^ Battersea Ironsides are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  3. ^ Bec Old Boys are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  4. ^ Croydon are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  5. ^ Ealing Trailfinders are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  6. ^ Effingham & Leatherhead are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  7. ^ Despite being currently based in Berkshire, London Irish are joint members of the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  8. ^ London Irish Wild Geese are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  9. ^ London Exiles are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  10. ^ Merton are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  11. ^ Old Emanuel are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  12. ^ Old Haileyburians are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  13. ^ Old Pauline are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  14. ^ Old Tiffinians are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  15. ^ Old Whitgiftian are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  16. ^ Old Wimbledonians are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  17. ^ Rosslyn Park are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  18. ^ Streatham-Croydon are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  19. ^ Teddington are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  20. ^ Warlingham are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.
  21. ^ Wimbledon are joint members of both the Middlesex RFU and Surrey RFU.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Rugby in Surrey at Old Cranleighan Rugby Club Official site
  2. ^ "Football". The Cornishman (126). 9 December 1880. p. 7.
  3. ^ "County Championship Plate Final 2005". englandrugby.com. 29 May 2005.
  4. ^ [www.bournemouthecho.co.uk]
  5. ^ "Dorset & Wilts claim Shield win". BBC News. 29 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Leicester Aim for Shield Success". RFU. Archived from the original on 2 June 2014. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Surrey retain County Championship Shield". RFU. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Surrey finish strongly to seal hat-trick". rfu.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2014. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
  9. ^ "Super Surrey call Twickenham their home once again". Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser. 31 May 2015.
  10. ^ "Senior Clubs Near You". Surrey RFU. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Incentive FM KO Competitions". Surrey RFU. Retrieved 15 June 2017.

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