Rugby Club Alumni
The origins of rugby at Exeter can be traced back to the early sides of St. Luke's College, which was founded in 1839, and held their first rugby match in 1860 against Exeter Grammar School. Before the merger between the two institutions in 1978, St Luke’s vs University fixtures were highlights of the Exeter sporting calendar. Since then, the University of Exeter has become renowned as a leading rugby institution with a great many students going on to play professional and international rugby. Our close links with local Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs provide great benefit to the whole Club.
Exeter last won the Men’s University Rugby Championship in 2001 with victory over Northumbria at Twickenham and we have since come agonisingly close to reaching the final on numerous occasions as we seek to match the achievements of our Women’s Rugby Club, who have lately reached finals in 2011 and 2013, winning silver and gold respectively.
The Men’s Rugby Club, or EURFC as it’s more commonly known, offers its former members a variety of opportunities to re-engage with the Club throughout the year. During the BUCS season, alumni are invited to attend the Club’s annual Varsity fixture at Exeter Chiefs’ Sandy Park which attracts thousands of supporters. In the summer term, the Club also hosts the popular ‘Touch Duckes’, a touch-rugby tournament at the University’s Duckes Meadows which is open to all. The University's event listings show all alumni events taking place.
For more information about the Men's Rugby Club alumni scene please contact us.
For further information on upcoming events, or to become part of the Rugby Club's alumni community contact us on 01392 722152 or e-mail SportsAlumni@exeter.ac.uk. All enquiries are totally commitment free and we are always happy to hear from our alumni.