Dolphin RFC was founded in 1902- is it the original or the only rugby club of that or similar name. ?

There are a number of both Rugby Union & Rugby League clubs, they all appear to have been formed more than 50 years after Dolphin.


Abeerdeen Dolphin’s Rugby Club- Hong Kong

Founded in 1997, mini rugby club,




Shanghai Dolphins- formed 2015.

Hino Red Dolphin’s – Japan  Founded 1997



Dolphin Rugby Club  – Founded in 1981, also seems to br called Dolphins. Last weekend of October is their big  weekend of the year, known as Day of Dolphin, the longest running competition in Namibian rugby history.


South Africa

Founded in 2002.



Rugby League team, founded in 2017.



Broulee Dolphins


Surfers Paradise  Rugby Club – Founded 1974

“Home of the Mighty Dolphins”

Noosa Dolphins as they are known- founded 1984.

The oldest of these clubs, founded in 1947.