Club History

The Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Club (MRUFC) had it's official beginnings on January 26th, 1965 at 8pm. This was the time and date of the Inaugural Meeting for the Moorabbin RUFC, held at the Moorabbin town hall. The nucleus of players for the new club came from the Marlins, the St Kilda and Kiwis rugby clubs. The current jersey is actually the former jersey of the Marlins.


Since this time, the club has experienced impressive growth both on and off the field to the point where it has the largest player base in the Victorian Rugby Union.


In its 50 year history the 'Mighty Rams' have become the most successful club in the Victorian Rugby Union (VRU) competition having won fifteen 1st Grade Premierships. The club fields teams in all senior and junior grades and is renowned for the incredible junior talent that continually evolves from the club.


The MRUFC consistently provides the vast majority of players to the VRU junior representative sides and some of these players have gone on to play representative schoolboys rugby for Australia.


Many of the great names of Victorian rugby were proud members of the Rams throughout its halcyon days of the late 70's through to the late 80's. This success from these great teams has been mirrored in recent times by current teams.


The MRUFC is sometimes referred to as the United Nations of rugby and proudly boasts over 19 nationalities in its teams today. This makes for a great social environment. The majority of the players are from New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and the United Kingdom.


It is one of only two clubs in the VRU competition that can boast its own dedicated rugby grounds and, with recent refurbishment to both the playing surfaces (including the addition of a 3rd pitch) and significant building renovations the club is able to boast a first class facility.


*The copy of the original "Inaugural Meeting Minutes" was provided by Ron Caterson courtesy of the late Harold Caterson.

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