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Dundee HSFP

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Union  Scottish Rugby Union
Captain(s)  (2012–13) Neil Dymock
Founded  1880
Location  Dundee, United Kingdom
President  Gerry Tosh
2015–16  3rd
Coach  Ian Rankin
Ground  Mayfield Playing Fields
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Full name  Dundee High School Former Pupils Rugby Football Club
League  Scottish National League Division One

Dundee High Rugby are a rugby union team that play their home games at the Mayfield Playing Fields, Dundee, Scotland.


The team was founded in 1880 by former pupils of the High School of Dundee, and currently play in Scottish National League Division One, the second tier of Scottish club rugby.


No doubt inspired by Abertay's Louis Auldjo, Dundee's first international rugby player, who had represented Scotland against England at the Oval in 1878, Dundee High School Former Pupils' Rugby Football Club was formed in 1880 by a group of schoolfriends and rugby aficionados, David Hynd, David Hutchison and Tom Ferguson, the principals of the affectionately monikered "Maryfield Gang" after the scrap of wasteland on which they would play after school. With no sport on the school curriculum in the 19th century, the boys passionately followed local teams Abertay and Red Cross and upon leaving school met in The Victoria coffee house on November 23, 1880 and decided to form their own team.

That meeting produced the first office bearers of the club:

1st XV

  • Captain: David M Hutchison
  • Sub-Captain and Secretary: Thomas C Ferguson
  • Treasurer: David Hynd
  • Committee: Herbert Bell, James Martin, David Robertson
  • 2nd XV

  • Captain: Alexander Hynd
  • Sub-Captain: G. Stevenson
  • Secretary: William Ross
  • Scotland national rugby union team

  • Stewart Campbell (17 caps)
  • Alasdair Dickinson
  • Iain Fullarton (6 caps)
  • Sean Lamont (35 caps)
  • David Leslie (31 caps, Rugby World's Player of the Year 1984, 5 Nations Grand Slam winner)
  • Shaun Longstaff (15 caps)
  • John Manson (1 cap)
  • Jon Petrie (35 caps)
  • George Ritchie (1 cap, first ever DHSFP player to be capped in 1932)
  • British and Irish Lions

  • Andy Nicol (23 Scotland caps, European Cup 1997/98, World XV v NZ 1993)
  • Chris Rea (13 Scotland caps)
  • Tom Smith (60 Scotland caps)
  • Rob Wainwright (34 Scotland caps)
  • Others

  • Frank Hadden – Former Scotland coach
  • Jason Hewett – New Zealand national rugby union team
  • Jacob Rauluni – Fiji national rugby union team
  • Moses Rauluni – Fiji national rugby union team
  • Adam Russell – USA national rugby union team
  • References

    Dundee HSFP Wikipedia

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