United Hospitals (UH) encompasses all the London medical schools – Barts, GKT, Imperial, RUMS and St George’s – and every year there are several events in which all member medical schools compete against one another. This year, RUMS has been hugely successful in the UH events.
In March, Rugby took part in the final of the United Hospitals Cup, the oldest rugby cup competition in the world. They were competing against Imperial at Ealing RFC in what turned out to be a dramatic evening. However, with tremendous support from the stands, and securing a 20-6 score, RUMSRFC was victorious, winning the trophy back after 128 years.
In April, the MDs took part in the UH Comedy Revue, where they were defending their title after winning the previous year. This year the event was held at St George’s and was a fantastic night filled with the best wit of the UH medical schools as they competed for the Moira Stuart cup. Fantastically, the MDs won.
RUMSBC has also had a hugely successful year with UH. The club takes part in a number of UH events each year, including the Allom Cup, UH Head, Winter and Novice Sprints and Bumps, and the medical school with the greatest total points from all UH events is declared the winner. This year, RUMSBC gained the most points overall and so thus became UH Champions.
In June, RUMS Cricket Club were triumphant winning the UH T20 Cup by beating Barts in the final, and likewise Badminton were also victorious, winning the UH Shield.
Finally, RUMS tennis had phenomenal success in the United Hospitals League Cup which is the second oldest tennis cup competition in the world and this year was held at the Olympic Park. The Mixed Team came runners-up in their competition and the Men’s Doubles Team beat strong Barts opposition to win theirs.
RUMS has clearly dominated across the London medical school scene this year and all of these UH successes are a credit to the exceptional skill, determination and teamwork within RUMS. Both the Rugby and Tennis UH Cup trophies will soon be displayed in the RUMS trophy cabinet and congratulations go to all participants who should be rightly proud of the excellent way in which they represented their medical school.
Sports and Societies Editor, the RUMS Review
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