|Devon Rugby Football Union
The Devon Rugby Football Union is the governing body for the sport of rugby union in the county of Devon in England. The union is the constituent body of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for Devon, and administers and organises rugby union clubs and competitions in the county. It also administers the Devon county rugby representative teams.
The first rugby team representing Devon was formed in 1877 but was solely a team with no organisation role. The Devon RFU was formed, as the Devon County Football Club, in 1881. Devon were the first opponents of The Original All Blacks during their famous 1905-6 tour. They lost 55–4.
The Devon senior men's county side currently play in the Bill Beaumont Division 1 South. Historically, they are one of the strongest counties in the competition having won it multiple times although they have not won a trophy since 2007.
There are currently 49 clubs affiliated with the Devon RFU, most of which have teams at both senior and junior level. The majority of teams are in Devon but a couple are based in Cornwall.
The Devon RFU currently runs the following competitions for club sides based in Devon: