Crawshays Welsh RFC is an invitational rugby union team.
In 1922 Captain Geoffrey Crawshay was invited by the Engineer Commander of Devonport Services, SF Cooper, to bring a team of Welsh rugby union players to play Devonport Services RFC. From this beginning, the start of one of the most famous amateur teams in the United Kingdom, was born.
The Crawshays are mainly a touring team who play fast entertaining rugby. Often classed as “The Welsh Barbarians”, it is regarded an honour to be invited to play for such a prestigious side. They are usually, a mix of seasoned internationals, and promising youngsters. Many Wales and international rugby legends have played for them.
Crawshays Welsh XV have played all over the rugby playing world. There is also an under 19 team that travels extensively and it is not unusual to for them to field a team in the international sevens tournaments.