Medicals RFC is a rugby union club in Newcastle Upon Tyne who have been in existence since 1898. They currently play in the Durham/Northumberland 1 league having been promoted from Durham/Northumberland 2 in the 2009-10 season.
|Full name||Medicals Rugby Football Club|
|Location||Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England|
|Ground(s)||Cartington Terrace, Heaton, Newcastle (Capacity: 1,000)|
|Captain(s)||Oliver Baines 2016-17|
|League(s)||Durham & Northumberland 1|
The uniform of the Club is maroon jerseys with white collars, white shorts and maroon stockings with white tops.
Medicals RFC HistoryEdit
A Junior Club between 1934 and 1937 when they were again elected a Senior Member of the N.R.U. They were Northumberland Senior Cup Winners in 1922, 1923, 1952 and 1953.
The Club has produced five Internationals:
- Dr EE. Chapman, 1910-14. (The first man to score a try and kick a goal at Twickenham)
- Dr R. Armstrong, 1924.
- Dr Stephen Peel, a wartime cap.
- W.G.D. Morgan, 1960-61.
- O.W.N. Caplan 1978.
Trialists also include Dr G.C.Taylor, Mr G. Scott-Page and Dr Maurice Jones.
Medicals RFC also has the honour and distinction of having two members elected to the position of President of the RFU
Pilkington Shield (1996)Edit
The finest hour of the club's achievement was on 4 May 1996 Twickenham, winners of the National Junior Club Knock-out Competition, The Pilkington Shield. Medicals RFC beat Helston RFC (Cornwall) by 16 points to 6.
Currently, Medicals RFC play in Durham/Northumberland 1. Recently Medicals RFC have been successful within the Durham & Northumberland league competitions: