Gosforth Rugby Football Club
|Full name||Gosforth Rugby Football Club|
|Union||Rugby Football Union|
|Location||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|League(s)||Durham & Northumberland Division 1|
Gosforth Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team, currently playing in Durham & Northumberland Division 1. The club was established in 1877 and they play at Druid Park stadium in Woolsington, Newcastle upon Tyne. During the 1990s the club split in two, with one half becoming the Newcastle Falcons, who have been the most successful club in Northern England with 1 Premiership and 4 domestic cups to their name.
Their local rivals are Northern Football Club.
The original Gosforth Football Club was founded in 1877 by a group of Old Boys of Durham School, in whose colours of green and white hoops the club played until the mid-1990s. In 1955, the club moved to a new ground at North Road which was to be its home until 1990. During that time and particularly in the late 1970s Gosforth enjoyed tremendous success both on and off the field winning the John Player Cup in seasons 1975/76 and 76/77.
Gosforth supplied innumerable players to all counties over the years, to the North of England sides and to the full international and British Lions teams.
- Arthur Smith, 33 caps for Scotland and never dropped.
- Ray McLoughlin
- Malcolm Young
- Roger Uttley
- Peter Dixon
- Jim Pollock
- Gosforth RFC