United Services Portsmouth RFC was founded in 1882. Funded by the Royal Navy to provide service men with the opportunity to play competitive rugby in civilian leagues. USPRFC is steeped in history boasting a glorious and unique past.
Before the days of professionalism, HM Armed forces was the biggest and best supply of conditioned athletes in the country. This fact coupled with the level of organisation, discipline and facilities brought to United Services by its Royal Navy ties made the club a dominant force in the days of Amateur Rugby. United Services Portsmouth competed with Rugby's Elite (Bath, Leicester, Harlequins, etc) on a regular basis and usually came out on top. In fact, United Services Portsmouth were a regular fixture on the All Blacks touring card!