Our History

Chepstow Rugby club was formed in 1869 by former pupils of Chepstow Grammar School under the mentorship of headmaster George Dewdney.

Then in 1881 Chepstow player Edward Peake was selected to represent the very first Welsh rugby international, played against England. 

In 1969 a match was held between Chepstow and a Welsh XV that included many famous players such as Brian Price. This was part of the centenary celebrations.

Cliff Ashton who was capped seven times for Wales in the period 1959 to 1962 played for Chepstow during most of the 1960s and was for many years captain of Chepstow RFC. Glyn Davidge who was capped nine times for Wales and was the hero of the defeat of the All Blacks by Newport played for Chepstow for a number of years in the early 1960s