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Imperial 1st XV 21 - 5 University of Kent 1st XV , 21/11/2018

The 1st XV went into this round of 16 cup match knowing that the game came at a pivotal point in the season. With this in mind, the team made their way to fortress Harlington eager to turn the season around and start off their cup run with a statement that we’re not here to take part, we’re here to take over.

The match started off with high intensity from both sides wanting to make a mark. Alex Amato showed his flair as he gassed his way around Kent’s defence, only to be on the end of a high tackle which robbed him of a try, resulting in a yellow card for Kent.

After strong carries up the field, Kent conceded a penalty 5m out from their try-line. The forwards set up and El Capitano Ali Zaboronsky bundled over the line to score Imperial’s first try. This was converted, putting Imperial ahead 7-0.

With pressure building from Kent, the last 5 mins of 1st half approached. Kent won a lineout 5m out from our try-line and decided to maul, which was successfully repelled by the forwards with Jerome Hallett securing the turnover. Unfortunately for Imperial, we lost the following scrum as the ball bounced out. Kent saw an opportunity to reverse the attack…

Imperial 1st XV 21 - 5 University of Kent 1st XV , 21/11/2018

The 1st XV went into this round of 16 cup match knowing that the game came at a pivotal point in the season. With this in mind, the team made their way to fortress Harlington eager to…

ICURFC is excited to announce that you can now purchase stash from STC through the online store on the following link:

https://touchlinestores.co.uk/collections/imperial-college-union-rfc

ICURFC is excited to announce that you can now purchase stash from STC through the online store on the following link:

https://touchlinestores.co.uk/collections/imperial-college-union-rfc

Imperial 2nd XV 7 – 5 Queen Mary 2nd XV

The first game of the 2XV’s season was a home match against Queen Marys, a side who last season were 2 leagues above us. Due to this theoretical gulf in quality, the Queen Marys side decided that they would turn up 45 minutes late, leaving little time for a warm up. Little did they know that this 2XV side were fired up and ready to go after their 2 hour warm up, and had a passionate fan base in the 1XV supporting them on the side-lines for added motivation.

The shining sun allowed for intense and quick rugby to be played and Imperial began at a ferocious pace, going through several phases in the opposition 22. Sorrell Cowen in particular was making breaks for fun, regularly chopping through the Queen Mary’s centres. Despite this early period of pressure, Imperial were unable to make it count and Queen Mary’s cleared their lines. As the game progressed and the effect of our extended warm up became apparent, the Queen Mary’s forwards employed a strong pick and go game that put our defensive discipline and fitness under pressure. Queen Mary’s used this tactic effectively and a few penalties meant that Imperial were now down in their own 22, defending their line. Some…

Imperial 2nd XV 7 – 5 Queen Mary 2nd XV

The first game of the 2XV’s season was a home match against Queen Marys, a side who last season were 2 leagues above us. Due to this theoretical gulf in quality, the Queen Marys side decided that…

SOAS 1st XV 34 – 27 Imperial 3rd XV, 10/10/18

Arriving with a squad of 19 to Regent’s park, and conditions looking ideal for a game of running rugby, the stage was set for what promised to be a tough first game against a rather unknown SOAS 1st XV.

As SOAS went through phases following kick off, Imperial’s defence was proving difficult to break down thanks to the focus on defensive structure in training last Saturday and Monday. Following a turnover, it was Imperials turn to attack, utilising strong carries off 9 before moving the ball wide with success. It was scrum-half Shuya who finished for the first five points of the game. Shuya had an overall solid game, demonstrating his attacking flair that will no doubt be an asset this season.

Imperial doubled their lead when Thornton scored a magical try. A crash ball off nine with nothing really on. A player who can create something out of nothing, he blasted through the first line of defence like the defenders were cardboard cut-outs. Stepping the full back with such elegance isn’t a skill you can teach – it’s something you’re born with. This gave Simon the space to exhibit his electric speed, darting for the line. The SOAS defenders caught up to him but they…

SOAS 1st XV 34 – 27 Imperial 3rd XV, 10/10/18

Arriving with a squad of 19 to Regent’s park, and conditions looking ideal for a game of running rugby, the stage was set for what promised to be a tough first game against a rather unknown SOAS…

Welcome to the official website for Imperial College Men’s rugby! If you’re looking for uni rugby during your time at IC, this is the place for you.

There’s nothing like a strong fresher intake to begin the year. Last year we enjoyed record fresher numbers, kickstarting a season which saw two of our three teams get promoted. If you’re an incoming IC student (undergrad or not) or just want to get in the mix next year, get in touch via either this page or by following the details at the end of the post, and we’ll let you know all the info you need!

TRAINING

We train twice a week (Monday night and Saturday morning) and play matches on Wednesday afternoons. The forwards also have additional lineout sessions on campus on Tuesday mornings before lectures. We also run strength & conditioning sessions.

FACILITIES

Most Mondays we train at Harlington, our home ground. On Saturdays and free Wednesdays, we will often have a run-out in Hyde Park, since this is closer and more convenient for most people.

TEAMS

We have three full time teams, suitable for a wide range of abilities. The 2’s and 3’s were both promoted at the end of last season, in no small part due to the record breaking freshers from last year.…

Welcome to the official website for Imperial College Men’s rugby! If you’re looking for uni rugby during your time at IC, this is the place for you.

There’s nothing like a strong fresher intake to begin the year. Last year we enjoyed record…