Queen’s University Belfast RFC

Queen’s University Rugby Football Club is the rugby union team of Queen’s University Belfast. Founded in 1869, it is the second oldest rugby union club in Northern Ireland. They originally played as Queen’s College, Belfast and have won the Ulster Senior Cup a record 21 times.

In 1993 when the AIB League was expanded to four divisions with forty six senior clubs, five university clubs, including Queen’s, joined the league. Queen’s entered Division Four. Since then they played regularly in Division Three and Division Four.

In 2000 they were relegated to the Ulster Senior League but returned to the AIB League two years later. Their senior team will play the 2014-15 season in Division 2A after winning the Ulster Senior cup and Dudley Cup in the 2013-14 season.

Queen’s University RFC Women compete in the Ulster Women’s Premiership and are the holders of the Ulster Women Junior Cup.

Honours

  • All-Ireland League
    • 1923-24, 1931–32, 1936–37
  • Ulster Senior Cup: 23
    • 1885-86, 1886–87, 1889–90, 1890–91, 1891–92, 1899–1900, 1902–03, 1908–09, 1911–12, 1920–21, 1923–24, 1924–25, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1946–47, 1950–51, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1980–81, 2009–10, 2013-14
  • Ulster Senior League: 17 (3 shared)
    • 1890-91, 1899–1900, 1911–12, 1919–20, 1921–22, 1922–23, 1923–24, 1946–47, 1947–48, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1952–53 (shared), 1953–54 (shared), 1956–57 (shared), 1963–64, 1966–67, 1979–80
  • Ulster Junior Cup: 15
    • †1888-89, †1889-90, †1920-21, †1932-33, †1933-34, †1937-38, †1946-47, †1947-48, †1948-49, †1950-51, †1951-52, †1958-59, †1963-64, †1968-69, †1969–70
  • Irish Universities Dudley Cup
  • SONI Ulster Rugby Premiership Division 2
    • 2017–18
  • Ulster Women Junior Shield
    • 2018-19

† Won by 2nd XV † Won by Freshers

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