RUMS Rugby

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 18.39.08RUMS Rugby is a club for all abilities. Our 1st XV are UCL’s highest ranked rugby team and the highest ranked sports team in RUMS, making us ideally suited to the established player. Our 2nd XV, known as the Boars, are the heart and soul of the club and cater to players both new and old. Our 3rd XV, known as the Piglets, are perfect for those new to the sport or the casual player looking for an occasional game.

We’re more than just a rugby team though. We host weekly socials following our Wednesday matches in the Huntley Bar, as well as occasional trips to curry houses, karaoke and sporting events. We travel to Germany every year to sample the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest and participate in the Munich 7s Festival. We’ve also struck up a partnership with French university PSL in recent years, meaning an annual fixture alternating between London and Paris!

The rugby club are also responsible for one the biggest events in the RUMS calendar. The Bill Smith’s Cup is an exhibition match contested between First Year and Second Year sides, held in the final week before the Christmas holidays. The game commemorates a late medical school lecturer that dedicated a huge amount of time and effort to our club. The match always draws a big crowd, but is perhaps best known for its infamous promotional videos, which allow members to show off their creative sides.

Whether you’re an experienced player or you’ve never picked up a rugby ball in your life, we’ve got a spot for you. If you’re interested in joining the rugby club, or just want to ask a question or two, follow the club on Twitter (@OfficialRUMSRFC) or drop an email to the Club President, Jack Smith (

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