Crawshays Welsh RFC is an invitational Rugby Union team.
In 1922 Captain Geoffrey Crawshay was invited by the Engineer Commander of Devonport Services, SF Cooper, to bring a team of Welsh rugby union players to play Devonport Services RFC. From this beginning, the start of one of the most famous amateur teams in the United Kingdom, was born.
They are mainly a touring team who play fast entertaining rugby. It is regarded an honour to be invited to play for such a prestigious team. They are usually, a mix of seasoned internationals, and promising youngsters. Many Wales rugby legends have played for them, including JPR Williams, Phil Bennett and Jonathan Davies.
Crawshays Welsh XV have played all over the rugby playing world. There is also an under 19 team that travels extensively and it is not unusual to for them to field a team in the international sevens tournaments.
Terry Rees has recently taken over as Secretary for Crawshay's Welsh R.F.C., bringing much rugby administration experience to the role due to his many years on the committee as President and Chairman of Selectors of the North Midlands Rugby Union. He was a headmaster for many years, but don't let that put you off as his lovely wife, Jane, will be doing most of the work.