Nottingham Rugby

Alistair Bow, Managing Director at Thomas Bow City Asphalt, is the current Chairman of the Board Nottingham Rugby.

Nottingham Rugby (aka ‘the Green & Whites’) are a rugby union club based in Nottingham, England. The club’s first team currently play in the Green King IPA Championship, the second tier of English Rugby.

The club was established circa 1877 by Alexander Birkin after returning from Rugby School, where he was introduced to the sport. The Birkin family later purchased the land at Ireland Avenue that would be the home of the club until 2006.

Many consider that the club’s heyday was in the late 1980s with a number of top international players representing the first XV. These included Simon Hodgkinson, Rob Andrew, Dusty Hare and Brian Moore (also a British Lion) representing England and Chris Gray representing Scotland. Slightly earlier than this the clubs David Jones played 19 times for Wales, and is still working within the club to this day. However, the advent of professionalism saw the Green & Whites fall on hard times and the first XV narrowly avoided relegation into the regional divisions in 2002/03. The club has bounced back since then and was promoted into National League One in 2003/04. The club finished a creditable 7th in 2005/06 before leaving Ireland Avenue after 102 years.



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