Dolphin Rugby Club is one of the oldest rugby clubs in Namibia, being established in 1981. A few years later The Day of Dolphin Rugby Tournament was played for the first time. It is run normally the last weekend of October, it has grown from strength to strength, in 2019 there were 14 sides playing 24 matches between 7am and 6pm.

They are based in Swakopmund, a coastal city in Namibia, with a population of 45k, situated approx. 350 km from the capital Windhoek. The city also has another rugby club, Vikings Rugby Club.

The Namibian national team are commonly known as the Welwitschia. They have qualified for the last 6 Rugby World Cups, but have yet to win a game.

Other Dolphin Rugby sides

There are a number of both Rugby Union & Rugby League clubs, they all appear to have been formed more than 50 years after Dolphin RFC (1902)


Abeerdeen Dolphin’s Rugby Club- Hong Kong

Founded in 1997, mini rugby club,




Shanghai Dolphins- formed 2015.

Hino Red Dolphin’s – Japan  Founded 1997


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.