Cardiff Quins Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union club based in Cardiff in Wales. The club is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union and is a feeder club for the Cardiff Blues.[2]

Cardiff Quins RFC
Full nameCardiff Quins Rugby Football Club
Nickname(s)Cardiff Harlequins
LocationCardiff, Wales
Ground(s)Diamond Ground
PresidentPhil Judd
Coach(es)Andrew Price, Mark Wysocki, Chadd Mutyambizi, Paul Newman
League(s)WRU Division Four East
Team kit
Official website

Cardiff Quins RFC owe their creation from student pressure to play the game of rugby in Cardiff High School where football (soccer) had been the sport of choice. In 1921 a rugby game was played between the Old Boys and a school XV. They played for two seasons but were disbanded after the loss of their playing field.

In 1928 the team was reformed when a new playing ground was made available, and it is this date that the team take as their founding year. Their first match was surprisingly against the far more experienced and grounded Cardiff RFC at the Cardiff Arms Park. As with all clubs in Wales the team disbanded during both World War periods but have been playing continuously from 1928. Originally the club only selected former students from Cardiff High School, but open membership was allowed in 1966.

Notable former players



  1. ^ WRU official site Archived 2009-05-15 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ BBC News (8 July 2004). "Wales' regional rugby map". BBC. Retrieved 28 May 2008.