Diggers Rugby Football Club  

Diggers History

Diggers Rugby Club was founded in 1893, which makes it one of the oldest rugby clubs in South Africa. Founding members such as Fred Frazer, Percy Alexander, Tommy Duff, Dave Eskine, Tile Corbett, W Wayland and G Ladds started the Diggers Rugby Club. Dr Louis Luytt was a former Chairman and President of Diggers. 

Over the past 130 years we have produced the following:

  • 200 players capped for Transvaal
  • 30 Springboks, including the former President of the Golden Lions Rugby Union Kevin de Klerk
  • 3 Springbok Captains
  • 2 Vice Captains

It was decided in 1992 that Diggers Rugby Club would move from its traditional home in Springfield in the South of Johannesburg to merge with Randburg Rugby Club and they united at The Randburg Sports Complex.

In 1999 the Junior Club, fondly known as The Impi's was started by Hans Marx. The age groups are u6 - u18, before our Impi's move into the Senior Club.


Springbok Captians

Avril Malan
Dr Alex Frew
Piet Greyling
Dr Dawie de Villiers
Hansie Oelofse