Founded in 1863, St George’s Hospital Medical School RFC is one of the oldest clubs in world rugby. We are most known for still competing in the United Hospitals Rugby Cup (UH Cup) - the oldest rugby cup in the world (4 years older than the Calcutta Cup!). George’s rugby is one of the largest sports team at the university with two regular men’s sides playing on Wednesday afternoons in the BUCS leagues and cups as well as the UH Cup.
Despite the club being called a “medics team”, all George’s students are eligible to play and the team is filled with medics, physios, parameds and biomeds. Each year, a whole range of freshers turn up for trials: some have played rugby to a high standard already, whilst others have never touched a rugby ball before with many in between the two. We welcome everyone to take part as you never know what potential you are hiding.
Rugby at George’s is much more than just the training and playing, we are one of the best social teams at the university, joining the other sports teams at Sport Circles on Wednesday evenings to celebrate our wins and occasional losses! We also organise regular team meals and nights out. As all great rugby teams, we have a tour each year and it’s a part of the year the whole team looks forward to. Many of the boys live in rugby houses when they move out of halls as they form close connections with their team mates. There is a real bond with all rugby boys throughout the years as we all help each other with the academic side of things such as running mock OSCE’s and simulation society. With the Rugby World Cup starting this month, there is no better time to get involved with university rugby!
Last year the 1st team won their BUCS league with a game to spare and have been promoted to the league above.
We train on Mondays at our local rugby Club (Wimbledon RFC) at 7:15pm, meet the team outside Peabodys (ground floor Hunter WIng) for 6:30pm. Check out our social media pages for more information about the club and training sessions. We are looking forward to meeting you!