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I am immensely proud to have been elected President of Norwich Rugby Football Club as it enters its 134th season. For those of you who do not have a clue who I am, I fully intend to spend as much time as possible during the season meeting as many of ... More
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Welcome all to Beeston Hyrne for what we hope will be another exciting season for the Club.

Our coaching team and the players have been working hard pre-season and our aspiration is to build and progress on last year’s success on the ... More

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Latest Club News Item

- 29/03/2020


In these difficult times, some of the players, and the head coach have put a light-hearted video together in support of Norfolk Air Ambulance, requesting donations.





Stay safe, stay at home to help those that are here to help us.



The Organising Committee has been compelled to postpone the Norwich RFC Sevens event until next year. Provisional date June 5th 2021.

Because of the Covid-19 pandemic the RFU have withdrawn from the National Sevens events, so therefore our tournament would no longer be a qualifying event. This fact may well impact on the major teams deciding on turning out, even if it was able to go ahead.
The organisers may try to run a much scaled-down event at NRFC in August if things improve.


Today the  RFU has deemed the season over. Whilst it’s a huge disappointment that we haven't been able to conclude the season as planned, the RFU will resolve the league outcomes for each club on a fair and balanced basis. We will hear that outcome by the middle of April. As you know, we are top of our league and would have required seven points from our remaining four games to guarantee promotion, so it’s a difficult one to call, but we shouldn’t speculate until the outcome is known.

Without doubt its been some of the best rugby we have seen at Beeston Hyrne in many years and the first team have made our home ground a winning fortress this year.

Congratulations to Lee Parry and his coaching team , Skipper Matt Selby and all of the players for their fantastic commitment and hard work this season. They should all be very proud , as we are, of what they have achieved.
I also want to thank all of our fantastic volunteers, staff  and sponsors, without whom , the club simply would not operate and thrive, for their unconditional help and support.
We will continue to update you on all developments at the club over the coming weeks , through the usual channels and as matters unfold.
Meantime, to all of you and your families,  stay safe and well during these difficult times.

King regards

Bob Annable - Chairman




As expected the event has been cancelled and it will resume again in 2021 with North Walsham hosting it, as planned for this season.



Following the announcement by the PM last evening the Committee has agreed to cancel/postpone the Annual Dinner on Thursday the 7th May 2020 at OPEN. Depending on the progression of COVID-19, we may try to re-arrange for Sept/Oct as this is a significant fund-raiser for the Club.

Apologies for any arrangements or invites you may have arranged but we believe this is the correct course of action in the current climate.

Any concerns or issues, please let me know. Please contact me for any payments already made.

Steve Henson



We were saddened to hear of the death of former 1st XV winger Nigel Howes on 15th March. Nigel played for the Club in the late 1960's  & early 70's and was well known to older members. He had been unwell for some time. The condolences from all at the Club are extended to his widow Pat and all his family and friends.

Funeral details as we get them.


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Latest 1st XV Match Report

Wanstead 14 Norwich 24 - 29/02/2020

Norwich consolidated their lead at the top of London Division 2 North with a 14-24 win at Wanstead. After going through several phases with the forwards the ball was fed to full-back Chris Parrott who made a clean break before passing to second row Jack Walsh who scored. This went unconverted leaving the score 5-0 to the visitors after 8 mins. From aWanstead defensive scrum on their 5 meter line, Norwich pushed them off the ball and no 8 Laurence Austin offloaded to winger Adam Huggins who beat .....
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Latest Vets News

Latest from the Vets 24.01.20 - 24/01/2020

Vets news

We’re meeting every Thursday at 6.00pm at the club to show you’re never too old to play. Many have told me they’re ’past it’ or &.....
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Latest 1st XV News

'The Last' Man of the Match v Diss - 02/02/2020

Congratulations to Josh Wilson who was awarded 'The Last' Man of the Match in the home game v Diss. Josh gets a bottle of Champagne and a meal for two at the superb The Last - Ba.....
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Latest 2nd XV News

Waffle House Man of the Match v Diss 2's - 10/11/2019

Congratulations to Michael Barber who won the Waffle House Lions Man of the Match award in the narrow defeat to Diss 2's yesterday. Michael (who a lot of people kept calling 'Mark' all afternoon) i.....
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Latest 2nd XV Match Report

Ipswich 2's 14 - Norwich 2's 31 - 29/02/2020

On a bitterly cold and windy day, a strong lion’s side arrive to waterlogged pitches, at the home of a side we’ve not met before.

Norwich kicked off and as in our two recent.....
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Latest 3rd XV News

Wally's Man of the Match v Dereham - 02/02/2020

Congratulations to Guy Bill who received Wally's Man of the Match award (donated by Mark 'Wally' Walton) in the AXV game against Dereham, which they won 43:34. He received the od.....
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Latest 3rd XV Match Report

Holt 3s 33 Norwich 33 - 07/03/2020

On what was meant to be a rest week, the AXV made the journey into deepest, darkest North Norfolk to play Holt 3s, who have been rivals since before Adam caught his Mrs behind the orchard with a sn.....
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Latest Girls Youth Rugby News

Norwich Girls Festival Sunday 27th November - 13/11/2019

On a sunny autumn afternoon at Norwich RFC, around 275 girls from 13 different EC clubs took to the pitches for what turned out to be a fantastic display of quality girls rugby.

The Clubhouse.....
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Latest Girls Youth Rugby Match Report

Match report from the Sudbury 7's - 29/09/2019

On a somewhat changeable afternoon in Sudbury our U18s arrived, fired up for their first set of matches this season.
We had a squad of 10 – a little depleted and certainly le.....
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Latest Under 15's Match Report

WEst Norfolk 19 Norwich 22 (EC Cup) - 03/11/2019

For the second time in four weeks we found ourselves heading out to the distant lands that are West Norfolk Rugby Club. Whilst it was an overcast and dull journey we were hopeful that the rain woul.....
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Latest Under 14's Match Report

North Walsham 55 Norwich 0 - 15/03/2020

Norwich U14s made the short trip up the road for their final Norfolk County Cup fixture with North Walsham, pretty much a dead rubber for both sides so it was agreed to treat this as a friendly. Unfor.....
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Latest Under 13's Match Report

Report on U13 Festival - 26/01/2020

The under 13s visited Wymondham on Sunday for the second Norfolk leg which saw us playing Beccles, Wymondham, Crusaders and Yarmouth and Lowestoft in 15 minute straight through games and kindly the.....
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Latest Mini Squad Match Report

Minis Reports 15th March - 15/03/2020


The under 7's had a fantastic turn out this weekend despite media pressure against organised events. We had the best weather for the match against our friendly opposition an.....
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