Rugby

Rugby

‘I am IMRFC:’ Three words, eight letters, but for those who are members it is much more. Whether you want to play top class competitive rugby, or have the occasional run out with your mates, Imperial Medical RFC should be your choice for rugby at Imperial. A club steeped in history and tradition dating back to 1865, Imperial Medicals are the most successful team in UH history winning the oldest competition in rugby union a glorious 51 times. On a Wednesday afternoon we field three teams in BUCS with our 1sts being in BUCS South East 1A. The club has a reputation for producing a number of international players, as well as fully retiring others. Whilst offering a chance for players wanting to perform at an elite level, IMRFC has a team for you irrespective of your rugby ability.

The 2013-2014 season saw the Phoenix rise, as IMRFC won ICSMSU Club of the Year with all teams performing with spirit, skill and dedication. The third team completed the quadruple gaining promotion in their BUCS league and winning their respective BUCS, Varsity and UH Cups. The first team regained both the UH and JPR Williams Cups, defeating strong opposition on both counts; a testament to the dedication shown by the squads involved. The club holds a training session on Mondays, and holds weekly skills and strength and conditioning sessions on a Thursday and a Sunday.

Rugby however, is not all that IMRFC has to offer. We have a great club spirit, and whilst having fun on the pitch, we also have fun off the pitch. The club is the heart beat of Sports Nights in the Reynolds, other social events and also supports all other teams in the Medical School. We have two domestic tours a year, one to Bristol in October and the other to Cornwall over Easter weekend is the longest running annual sports tour celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014. IMRFC also has regular international tours, having travelled to South Africa and Canada in recent years. Recently the club has invested significant time in developing an educational support program for its members, offering tutorials for first and seconds years, whilst also providing mock examination for older years.

You can find our stand at freshers’ fair behind a large group of girls who will be fighting over the male specimens exhibiting the very best of IMRFC. We look forward to meeting you then.

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Committee Details:Club Captain:

Kiran Patel

Treasurer: Thomas Sheerin

Secretary: Matthew Gunnee