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Sharing the Spirit
of the Game

Supporting the game of Rugby in New South Wales and elsewhere.
However, to best achieve that objective in a sustainable way, by also promoting good fellowship amongst players of, and persons interested in, the game.

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Upcoming Events

29 November 2019 - Annual Lunch




Our Impact

Throughout our history, the Club has played a significant role in spreading and strengthening the influence of the game around Australia. Among other things:

  • In 1945 our original premises were established as a city base for all lovers of the game.

  • It was also where the Australian and New Zealand Rugby Boards met and agreed to establish the Rugby World Cup and later the Super Rugby and Tri-Nations competitions.

Following the change in focus and change of name in 2017 the Club (called The Rugby Club Foundation Limited, to better reflect its new principal object and activities) now has a new vision of “Sharing the Spirit of the Game’’ to encourage the sport of Rugby, and, through this vision, we are increasing our financial support of grassroots Rugby across the country. The Club currently gives financial support to grassroots Rugby programs across NSW.

As a member of The Rugby Club Foundation and an active participant in its events, you continue to play an integral role in supporting grassroots Rugby. 




Our members are the heart and soul of the Club and include current and former participants, passionate fans and dedicated supporters of the game of Rugby in Australia. Your ongoing membership and support are an essential part of the persuit of the Club's new vision and focus.



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Established in 1945, originally at Lambs Building, 32 Jamieson Street, and then at Rugby Place (formerly Crane Place) off Pitt Street in 1952, The Rugby Club was originally the headquarters of the NSW Rugby Union and later the Australian Rugby Union.



Grassroots Rugby Programs benefit from The Rugby Club Foundation grants program

As at the close of the financial year ended 30 June 2019, The Rugby Club Foundation has given financial support to 23 grassroots Rugby programs benefiting players at junior and senior levels as well as coaches and match officials across the State of NSW. The Rugby Club Foundation looks forward to expanding its grants program in the future.


Become a part of
The Rugby Club Foundation

become a member

The exclusivity attached to membership of The Rugby Club Foundation will mean that the members will be fundamental in “Sharing in the Spirit of the Game” by participating in the strategies and events which are evolving for the benefit of Rugby in Australia.

join us at an event to Support the Game of Rugby in Australia

The Rugby Club Foundation holds numerous events throughout the year, from inspiring talks and Rugby lunches, to pre-match drinks and Rugby presentations. Gain exclusive invitations to events or secure your tickets to all test matches in Australia.

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Our Partners

The Rugby Club Foundation is proud to partner with some of Australia's most passionate and respected supporters of Australian Rugby.

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