Melville College FP

Melville College Former Pupils is a former rugby union side in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1]

Melville College FP
Full nameMelville College Former Pupils Rugby Football Club
Founded1936
Disbanded1973
Ground(s)Ferryfield

HistoryEdit

The club was originally known as Edinburgh Institution F.P.. However the Edinburgh Institute college, that the rugby union club was based on, moved its premises and was renamed Melville College in 1936.

Similarly the Edinburgh Institution F.P. club was renamed on the move. The Melville College Former Pupils rugby football club thus began in 1936.

MergerEdit

In 1973 the rugby union teams Melville College FP merged with Stewart's College FP when their two constituent colleges also merged.[2]

The new side was named Stewart's Melville RFC.[3]

Notable former playersEdit

Edinburgh DistrictEdit

The following former Melville College FP players have represented Edinburgh District at provincial level.

HonoursEdit

  • Edinburgh Borderers Sevens
    • Champions: 1973

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Macsporran, Socrates (8 June 2018). "Aristotle Armstrong - Scottish Rugby Philosopher: A History Lesson As I Look At How We Got Here with Stupid-6".
  2. ^ "Rugby following in football's footsteps". www.scotsman.com.
  3. ^ "Contenders limber up to be SRU president". www.scotsman.com.
  4. ^ https://theoffsideline.com/6-best-classic-inter-city-derbies-years/