The club had the typical start of many Gulf expatriate clubs. Some like-minded, mainly British expatriate workers started throwing a rugby ball around. An “official” club was formed in 1974 and was known as the Qatar Rugby Union Football Club. It is one of the oldest clubs of any type in Qatar and one of the oldest rugby clubs in the Arabian Gulf.
The club’s name was later changed to Qatar Rugby Football Centre for legal reasons. To all we are just “The Rugby Club”.
The AGRFU was formed
In 1974 the AGRFU was formed and the club was a founder member of the organisation.
In 1977 the club moved to its present site and slowly but surely the facilities have improved, from laying a grass pitch in 1998 to putting in a 4G pitch and stand and shop in 2016.
Today our membership is representative of the many nationalities resident in Qatar and includes a thriving minis and youth section.