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The Team

Grasshopper Club 1st XV

GC Zürich's first team is one of the show pieces in Swiss Rugby. With its long history which dates back to early 1900's the club boasts as offering not only excellent rugby but also camaraderie and the real feeling of rugby pride.

Many successes have been gained over the years, not least repeated wins of the Fair-Play-Cup a reflection of club policy to play attractive, fair rugby, something which is imperative to 1st team philosophy.

Over the past few years our 1st team has almost always finished in the top 5 of the Swiss 1st Division (NLA), coming close to winning the Championship on several occasions. In 2013 they became Swiss champions by beating Nyon in the NLA finals. The 1st XV has also has added great depth to the regional representative team, North Swiss Rugby Association representative XV as well as constantly feeding an average of 5 players into the Swiss National XV which competes in European Championship games.