1919-2019 - Our Rugby Centenary


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The first ever men's First XV, captured on camera at the start of the 1919-20 season 

Wearing the Green and Gold is about so much more than just pulling on a jersey. Every student who does so becomes part of the fabric of the University’s illustrious sporting history.

The 2019/20 season marks a hugely significant milestone as our rugby club celebrates its centenary. From the stewardship of the first ever captain D.L. Nicholas, to today’s President Lawrence Davies, the club’s tradition is rich. Nottingham’s proud rugby heritage has contributed to the development of world-class rugby players; from the iconic Brian Moore, England caps Ron Jacobs and Nick Preston, and more recently Tim Streather and Chris Wyles.

The centenary season is about all of you, the thousands who have worn the Green and Gold. Whether for just one game or many, the experience of being part of the team makes a signifcant contribution to who you have become today.

Get involved during the centenary season

Share memories from your time on campus, join us in April 2020 for a special Centenary Dinner with the icon that is Brian Moore, or support our Centenary Appeal to provide current and future students with greater opportunities to benefit from the unique experiences which being part of the Rugby Club provides.

An article from The Gongster in 1919

Your club memories

Take a look back at the club's history through your eyes

Join us for our fundraising dinner!

Centenary Dinner

Join us on campus for dinner with guest speaker Brian Moore

Men's First XV captain Alfie Orchard with an archive photo of the first ever men's team in 1919

Centenary Appeal

Help more students follow in your footsteps



The 1919-20 First XV

Keep updated

Sign up for our centenary season newsletter

A photo of the 1960 men#s team

Share your memories

Tell us about your time playing rugby at Nottingham

The current men's First XV

Current team

Keep up to date with the Rugby Club this season


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