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 2 League

First XV

905961_10153950914458255_3249333739446562019_oIdeal for those who have time to train and want to take their rugby seriously

Second Team

Currently play in the Local Merit Table

The Hamsters

Smiths Rugby Club the HamstersFor those who want to play a game on a Saturday followed by a few beers!


1st Team Next Fixture


Date: 22nd April 2017
Playing: Bristol Areoplane (Home)
Kick off: 3:00pm

2nd Team Next Fixture


Date: 2017/8 Fixtures TBC
Playing: TBC
Kick off: 3:00pm

Latest Results

First XV
Smiths Rugby 49 Bishopston 26

Second XV
Smiths Hamsters 19 Tewkesbury 2nds 22


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

1204, 2017

Smiths Rugby welcome Minchinhampton to PoW

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

11th March 2017 Smiths munch Minch in much improved performance Smiths Rugby beat Minchinhampton RFC 65-7 at the Prince of Wales Stadium.  The near-perfect rugby conditions suited Smiths' running game and started quickly, winning their [...]

1204, 2017

No disgrace for Smiths Rugby in the Senior Cup Combination

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Cheltenham North (Gloucester Premier) 29 - Smiths Rugby (Gloucester 2) 24 Smiths fall just short in tough Combination fixture Smiths Rugby made the short trip to Cheltenham North RFC on Wednesday evening  and narrowly missed [...]

1204, 2017

Match Report| Hampsters unlucky against Hardwick| Ferrets too strong for Minchinhampton

April 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Smiths proud to put out 3 teams Along with success for the first XV over the weekend of the 11th March  saw Smiths Rugby field 2nd and 3rd teams.  Smiths are continuing to grow as [...]