History

Rugby has a long tradition in Zug.

It has been played for almost 30 years.

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But only in 1992 Rugby Club Zug has been founded by a group consisting of Swiss, British and New Zealanders. Rugby has been seen as a niche sport and enjoyed only little acceptance in the canton. In the early years it was played on various fields in the Canton, sometimes on a cow pasture. Finally, the “Lidowiese” in Unterägeri stepped up and has been, for a long time, the homeland for the rugby players and Unterägeri the birthplace of rugby in Canton Zug. During this time RC Zug played in the National League C and B. The participation of the RC Zug at FSR Cup Final 2003 and FSR Cup semi-final 2007 can be mentioned as sporting highlights.

From the ranks of the school teams of St. Michaels and the Riverside School the Saints were formed in 2005 as a youth team of the RC Zug. From this team, the Rugby School Zug will develop later.

In 2006 the Gemeinde of Baar gets its own rugby club with the establishment of the Rugby Football Club Baar Panthers.

Created in 2010 the Rugby Bombers Zug finally become the first Rugby Club in the City of Zug.

The growing number of expats is also responsible for the growth of rugby in recent years. Particularly evident is the growing numbers of our youngest players, the Minis section.

In 2012 Rugby Club Zug finally celebrates its 20th anniversary. The milestone for sustainable development of rugby was set in the summer of 2012 with the school program Rugby4School, when the school rugby tournament was held in the Canton Zug for the first time.

In the spring of 2013 all rugby clubs in the Canton decide to strive for a common future. With over 300 members the new club Zug Rugby Club unite all rugby enthusiasts in the canton with the aim of promoting the development of rugby within the region.

In 2014  Rugby Club Zug, Baar Panthers Rugby Football Club and Rugby Bombers Zug are dissolved. In their stead the sections of Zug RC in  Unterägeri, Baar and the City of Zug are established.

In 2015 Zug RC wins the relegation game against RC Luzern and celebrates the promotion to NLB.

2016:  Zug Rugby welcomes the new women’s section as a new member of the Zug Rugby family. The members of Zug Rugby adopt with the Agenda 2020 an ambitious program for the growth of Rugby in Canton Zug.

Today, our club is represented by two teams in the Swiss Rugby Championship. The first team, more competitive and success- oriented, plays currently in National League B. The second team plays in First League East with the focus on development of our younger players and fun for the eternally young at heart.

Our club is especially proud of its youth section. The Rugby School of Zug RC has grown now to over 150 kids and youths. The club also runs a Touch-Rugby section, for those who want to enjoy rugby without the contact.

A good social life is very important to us! Our ” Xmas Party “, “End -of-the -Season Party” and the annual 6Nations tour are just some social highlights. Naturally we also celebrate the “third half” after each game…

We abide by The Playing Charter of the International Rugby Board (IRB). Values ​​like passion, discipline, integrity, solidarity and respect for our teammates, opponents and referees are held in high regard within our club.ZRC History

 

 

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