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The History of the Dartmouth PigDogs RFC 

"Teaglach” - Irish Gaelic adjective. To pledge itself to guard with special care the institution of family and protect it against attack. 

The Dartmouth PigDogs Rugby Football Club (RFC) was founded in 2002 by Rick Kitchin as the Dartmouth RFC and quickly earned the nickname ‘Chameleons’ due to  their multi-coloured jerseys.  

The following year the club became the Dartmouth PigDogs RFC.  The name change came about after some club members watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The city of Dartmouth now had a rugby club.  

The club doubled in size in 2005, adding a Women's team that quickly became the Lady PigDogs more commonly known as the 'LPD'.

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in 2006, The Men's team took their show on the road to Belfast, Northern Ireland for their first International Road Trip.  The LPD followed suit in 2008 with their first International Road trip to Orlando, Florida. 

In 2009 the Men's team won their first Provincial Championship (Shannon Cup) and then the Maritime Championship (Wheaton Cup). 

2010 saw both the mens and womens teams travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland.

The PigDogs celebrated 10 years of rugby in 2011 in true PigDog form, with some rugby followed by a great time. The LPD celebrated their own 10 year anniversary in 2014.



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