On 23rd May 1873, Monmouth Rugby Club was formed, making the Club one of the oldest rugby clubs in Wales. The game came to be played in the town through a master at Monmouth Boys School and it was a combination of older school boys and town players who initially established the Club. We continue to play both English and Welsh clubs, with most away fixtures within 40 minutes drive from Monmouth. The game of rugby is almost unique amongst sports, for the camaraderie and goodwill that it fosters.
Monmouth RFC Today
As the Club has grown over the past few years, it has still managed to maintain the same ethos. The prime focus of the Club is player enjoyment, coupled with rugby skill, development and teamwork for players of all ages. Social skill development is also a key factor - learnt through camaraderie on the field as well as friendship in the Clubhouse. New members and players are always welcome. We hope to see you at our Clubhouse Headquarters, at Chippenhamgate Street, Monmouth, where you are sure to receive a warm welcome.
Our Senior Club provides the opportunity for players, young and not-so-young, to participate in an exciting and skilful team game. Our senior club is split into three playing categories - 1st XV, 2nd XV The Druids and our Youth Team.
Monmouth Young Rugby is now one of the largest junior clubs in Monmouthshire with over 250 children enjoying their rugby at the club. Young Rugby is split into ten age categories with each team having their own name and identity within the Club. The Under 16s are the Tiger, the Under 15s are the Wasps, the Under 14s are the Bears, the Under 13s are The Lions, the Under 12s are the Chiefs, the Under 11s are the Sharks, the Under 10s are The Griffins, the Under 9s are the Warriors, the Under 8s are the Dragons and the Under 7s are the Crusaders.