Southern Suburbs Rugby Union Club is a grassroots club based in leafy Clarence Gardens. Founded in 1946, we are one of the oldest continuously operating Rugby Clubs in South Australia. With 10 teams and over 300 active members, we are also one of the largest clubs in the State.

Today Southern Suburbs currently have over 200 juniors registered and between 6 teams ranging from U7’s to U18’s and over 190 senior players between 4 Seniors teams (Mens Div 1 – Div2 – Div 3 & a women’s team). It is also the club in which South Australian Rugby choose to hold the finals for all junior and seniors grades at the end of the season. The finals prove to be a great few weeks of rugby with tens of thousands of competitors and spectators walking through South’s Gates.

Southern Suburbs Rugby Union Football Club is located in Clarence Gardens and has been the home of South Australian Rugby Union finals series for the last 10 years. Our facilities have two rugby fields which are used for the final weekends and we are the only club that has a covered grand stand which sits over 400 supporters who get to enjoy the finals at Southern Suburbs Football grounds. Over the three weekends in which the finals are held, Southern Suburbs host over 20,000 spectators, and players from all over Adelaide.

It is Southern Suburbs mission to build a sound and successful Rugby Union program that contributes to nurturing and encouraging team work whilst building individual confidence, self-respect, unity, and individual skill development. Do this by providing an environment where families are welcomed, valued, accepted and included in all that the club does within the community and individual lives.