|Full name||Caerphilly Rugby Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Cheesemen /The Castlemen|
|Ground(s)||The Vetro Recruitment Stadium (Capacity: 6,000)|
|League(s)||WRU Division Two East|
Caerphilly Rugby Football Club is a Welsh rugby union team founded in 1887. Their home ground is Virginia Park in Caerphilly and their nickname is The Cheesemen. Caerphilly RFC currently play in the WRU Division Two East and are a feeder club for the Newport Gwent Dragons.
Caerphilly RFC also run a thriving Mini and Junior Section with teams from Under 6's up to Youth. The Youth compete in the Dragons A League whilst the Seconds (known as the Diamonds) compete in a mid district 2nds league.
The club was formed on 26 August 1887 but the first printed report was not until October of that year; since then Caerphilly RFC have spent many years in the top divisions of Welsh league rugby. Caerphilly has twice been admitted as members of the WRU, once in 1900 and again in 1955 after the club had disbanded and then reformed.
Their home ground, The Vetro Recruitment Stadium (Virginia Park,) is a small stadium with all-seated stands on either side of the pitch and a non-seated stand at one end of the pitch. The ground has a maximum capacity 6,000. In World War II, German planes bombed Virginia Park, as they incorrectly believed it was being used as an airfield. On the 6th May 2018 Caerphilly played host to the PRO 12 match between the Dragons (rugby union) and the Cardiff Blues which was switched from Rodney Parade. The match finished 26-24 to the Blues.
Caerphilly made the national Bowl final in the principality stadium on 16 April 2017. The side lost to Shane Williams' Amman United 43-31.
The club were also narrow runners up in Division One East in 2007/2008 season.
The club made it to the final of the Worthingtons Mid-District Bowl Final for the 2014/15 season, the final being held at Beddau RFC. Caerphilly lost to Porth RFC 29-23.
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