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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…

RUMS 12 - 52 Imperial, 31/01/18

Last Wednesday saw the mighty 2nd XV take on pesky medics from UCL (RUMS) at Fortress Harlington – the same team that they’d comfortably beaten 36-7 away just a couple of weeks previously. With the classic bitter cold wind swirling in the Fortress, the anticipation of that night’s ACC on everyone’s minds and coach LJ with his standard “win this and go out and get smashed later” team talk, the scene was set. The match started perfectly for IC with some strong carries across the gain line sucking in the RUMS defence and leaving space out wide for Ifan Dafydd to go over in the corner for the first try of the match. Not long after, Harold Pinter crossed the whitewash after hitting a beautiful line through the midfield and with the pace of a back, second row Gianluigi Tosti also bagged a meat pie. By half time, Imperial were leading 19-0 and just one more try would secure them the bonus point.
Early on in the second half, after some pressure in the RUMS 22, it looked like Imperial were about to get this bonus point when Jack Fraser threw a beautifully weighted flat pass straight into the arms of a RUMS player who ran in a 90m interception try – always nice to give the opposition…

RUMS 12 - 52 Imperial, 31/01/18

Last Wednesday saw the mighty 2nd XV take on pesky medics from UCL (RUMS) at Fortress Harlington – the same team that they’d comfortably beaten 36-7 away just a couple of weeks previously. With the classic…

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The City Varsity II tickets have launched!

Friday 9th March 2018 @ Rosslyn Park RFC

Please follow our Facebook posts for the chance to get FREE admissions:

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Tickets can be purchased from:

www.thecityvarsity.com/tickets

Admission £7.50

After-Party £2.50

SAVE £2.50 with the EARLYBIRD discount code TCV2018

We look forward to seeing you there!

Best Regards,

The 2018 City Varsity Committee

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The City Varsity II tickets have launched!

Friday 9th March 2018 @ Rosslyn Park RFC

Please follow our Facebook posts for the chance to get FREE admissions:

www.facebook.com/thecityvarsity

Tickets can…