Stirling County RFC

Stirling County RFC is a Scottish rugby union club based in Stirling. The club plays its home games at Bridgehaugh. The men’s side competes in the Super 6, the women’s side competes in the Scottish Womens Premiership.

Scottish rugby union club, based in Stirling
Stirling County
Full name Stirling County Rugby Football Club
Union Scottish Rugby Union
Nickname(s) The County
Founded 1946; 75 years ago (1946)
Ground(s) Bridgehaugh (Capacity: 4,000)
President John Gibson
Captain(s) Shaun Macdonald
League(s)

 Men: Super 6
 Women: Scottish Womens Premiership

2019–20  Men:  Super 6, 5th of 6
 Women: Scottish Womens Premiership
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.stirlingcounty-rfc.co.uk

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During the season of 2004–05, Stirling County celebrated its centenary. Rugby has its origins in the town in the 1870s, resulting in the formation of Stirling HSFP in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The F.P. club joined the Scottish Rugby Union in 1904, hence the celebration of the centenary this season. In 1925, Bridge of Allan Rugby Club was founded with both clubs uniting in 1946 to form Stirling County.

While the team of 1959–60 went undefeated, it was not until the formation of the national leagues in the 1970s that Stirling had a springboard to success. Another vital factor was the creation of a strong and vibrant youth section at this time. In 1995, County achieved the unique distinction of being the first club to rise through the ranks from the depths of the seventh division and win the Scottish Championship.

Uniquely, the club played against the Barbarians at Stirling Albion F.C. home, Forthbank Stadium in 1995. The club has been prolific in producing a large number of age-group internationalists while senior internationalists who have worn County’s colours include George Graham, Allister Hogg, Ian Jardine, Alastair Kellock, Kenny Logan, Kevin McKenzie, James McLaren, Grant Gilchrist, Adam Ashe, Nick Grigg Jamie Bhatti and Finn Russell.

In 2012–13, County recorded their highest league finish for 16 years, third place in RBS Premier One, and qualified for the cross-border British & Irish Cup competition for the second consecutive year.

Stirling County also has the most successful youth set-up, winning the Scottish National Youth League Cup more times than any other team,

Stirling County RFC Squad compete in the Scottish Rugby Super 6 Competition

Stirling County’s Wolves XV compete in National League Division 1 while the Wolves Second XV play in West Reserve League Division 1.

Stirling County’s Women’s play in the top-flight BT Women’s Premier League.

Stirling County Super 6 squad

Props

  • Billy Dineen
  • Adam Wood
  • Murphy Walker
  • Lewis Skinner
  • Charlie Brown
  • Fergus Bradbury

Hookers

  • Reyner Kennedy (c)
  • Angus Fraser
  • Aaron Thomson

Locks

  • James Pow

Back row

  • George Arnott
  • Ollie Bartlett
  • Dean Taylor-Menzies
  • Connor Gordon
  • Josh King
  • Alasdair Mackie

Scrum halves

Fly halves

Centres

  • Grant Hughes
  • Andrew McLean
  • Mark New
  • Landon Hayes
  • Craig Jardine

Wings

  • Robbie Kent
  • Ewan McGarvie
  • Oliver Horne

Fullbacks

  • Logan Trotter
  • Bruce Sorbie
(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Scotland on residency or dual nationality.

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