After a 13 year hiatus, rugby returned to Lincoln University in 2009. The University is very pleased to have rugby back on campus after this prolonged absence and to begin re-building the long tradition it has enjoyed as a successful rugby club. This success incorporates a large number of regional and national representative players amongst its alumni, including famous All Black captains such as the late Sir Wilson Whineray (an honorary Vice-President of Lincoln University Rugby Club), Andy Dalton, Ruben Thorne and a large number of All Blacks (DOC 15 KB) who have been involved in Lincoln University Rugby. Our latest All Black is current student Sam Whitelock.
The Lincoln University Rugby Club plays in the Christchurch Metropolitan Rugby Competition and fields teams in Senior Division One and Two, the Colts Premier and Colts Reserve grades and two teams in the infamous University Social grade. Aside from focusing on success in terms of results on the field, the LU Rugby Club is also convinced that the social side of sporting involvement is something that contributes to the physical and emotional health of our students and players. As a result Lincoln University Sport and the Sports Scholarship students hold many joint social gatherings throughout the year.
A detailed account of the season can be read by following the link
2012 season review (PDF 185 KB)
Upcoming news and events
The Lincoln University RFC teams will travel to Ilam Fields to take on Canterbury University in the annual Uni Battle (PDF 299 KB) this Saturday the 18th of May. Come down and make some noise for the Lincoln boys with games being played at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:45pm.
Attention all past Lincoln College, Merivale Lincoln University and Lincoln University rugby players, coaches, managers, parents and supporters.
We want you to become a RAM and support the oldest University rugby club in New Zealand as Lincoln University Rugby Football Club celebrates over 130 years of existence and beyond.
Please fill out and return your membership form (PDF 373 KB) to the address listed.
See what is new in the latest 2013 issue 1 RAM Club newsletter (PDF 774 KB)
2009 season review
2010 season review
2011 season review
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Club Captain Peter R Magson
Secretary and Sports Coordinator Graeme S Campbell