Trondheim Rugbyklubb has been NTNUIs close partner since the creation of TRK in 2002. In 2008 the two clubs merged under the NTNUI umbrella in order to maintain one solid rugby club in Trondheim. In 2015 the time was come for the two clubs to form two clubs again, with NTNUI focusing on the students in Trondheim and TRK focusing on locals, expats and juniors. The clubs still work closely together and will work together to develop rugby in Trondheim and the Tr√łndelag region.