Welcome to Smiths Rugby Club Cheltenham

Smiths Rugby Club is a mens rugby club based in central Cheltenham at The Prince of Wales Stadium. We currently have first and second rugby teams, and have ambitions of starting a thirds/vets team.

Whilst we train and play our rugby matches very seriously, we have a strong emphasis on keeping the fun and social atmosphere that has been the blueprint of our 60 year rugby club history here in Cheltenham. Fair to say our social side is as strong as our playing side!

Founded in 1952, Smiths Rugby Club was initially a closed club for Smiths employees only, opening up for anyone to join in the mid seventies. Smiths Rugby Club have always been proud of being a family friendly club, with many generations going on to play for the club.

We’re always looking for new players, young and old and you’re always welcome to come along to one of our training sessions to meet the squad and our coaches and see for yourself what the club has to offer you.

This year we are creating the “Smiths Rugby 1952 Club” to celebrate not only the year the club formed but more importantly to hopefully bring back all those past players, friends and team mates to join in with the burgeoning success of the club.

Look forward to seeing you soon at the Prince of Wales. Our new home right in the heart of Cheltenham, boasts facilities you’ll struggle to find at any other club in the county, So come along and get involved with a squad that’ll help you enjoy even more playing the great game of rugby.

Smiths Rugby Club Player flying down the wing

First Team

Currently play in the Gloucester 1 League

First XV


 First XV– Ideal for those who have time to train and want to take their rugby seriously

Second Team

Currently play in the Wadworth 6X District League

The Hamsters

Second XV – For those who want to play a game on a Saturday followed by a few beers!


1st Team Next Fixture


Date: 09thFebruary 2019
Playing: Old Colstonians
Kick off: 2:30pm

2nd Team Next Fixture


Date: 02nd March 2019
Playing: Tewkesbury 2nds
Kick off: 2:30pm

Latest Results

First XV

North Bristol 15  Smiths Rugby 12

Second XV


Can we help?

If you’d like us to help promote your business locally, why not talk to us about our sponsorship packages and become an official supporter of the club?

Club News

2201, 2019

Hamsters Narrow Win Over Badgers

January 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Hamsters Narrow Win Over Badgers

Hamsters take narrow win over Badgers Smiths Rugby 2nd XV won 15-10 vs Brockworth RFC 2nd XV in their Reserve League fixture in the 'Hamster Cage' at Prince of Wales Stadium. Disappointed to play uncontested [...]

910, 2018

Cirencester too strong for Smiths but Hamsters overwhelm Longlevens

October 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Cirencester too strong for Smiths but Hamsters overwhelm Longlevens

Smiths hit the buffers vs Ciren Smiths Rugby were beaten 43-7 at home against a well-drilled and skilful Cirencester RFC. With Ciren having been relegated into Gloucester 1 last season and Smiths earning promotion, some [...]

1610, 2017

Smiths make it four from four vs Bristol Aeroplane

October 16th, 2017|2,034 Comments

Smiths Rugby beat Bristol Aeroplane Company RFC 31-24 at Prince of Wales Stadium. This match had been rearranged from last week after the referee pulled up lame after 15 minutes with Smiths 12-0 up. After [...]