Rugby (BL)


Barts & the London RFC is the oldest sports club in the University, with a long history of consistently being one of the most successful sports clubs. We play in BUCS and in the United Hospitals Cup, the oldest rugby competition in the world.

We welcome players of all abilities and experience and pride ourselves on our team ethic, catering for players from academy level to those who have never picked up a rugby ball. We are an all-inclusive club with opportunities for all levels of player

This year we have celebrated our 154th Season, and we welcome anyone who wants to be part of this history to come down and see what we’ve got to offer.

This year is likely to look a lot different due to the effects of COVID-19. To understand how you can still get involved during freshers week and the first semester, please get in contact with one of the committee members down below. 

Taster Session

Join us for a meet and greet curry after the Freshers fayre to meet current players and other first years.
On the Monday after the curry there will be a training session so that you can try out rugby and see whether we’re the club for you. You will also meet the coaches and the other members of the club.

A full day of basic skills for new players will be organised with the older more experienced players in the club, and a fun social afterwards to get everyone together.
THERE IS NO SELECTION PROCESS. If you want to play rugby at Bart’s and the London, we WILL provide that opportunity, be it in BUCS1 or in more of a social rugby environment.


Mondays 19:00-20:30 at East London Rugby Club (West Ham 3G) 

Equipment - We Provide Playing Kit
We need you to bring a gum shield, Rugby Boots and generic training kit

Commitment levels required - Attendance at all Training Sessions (Monday Nights) is compulsory. Attendance at all Wednesday Games is compulsory or at Wednesday afternoon Training should no game be played. Attendance at Socials is strongly encouraged but is, of course, optional.


2 Teams in BUCS

2 Teams in the United Hospitals Challenge Cup

2 Teams in the University Hospitals 7’s.

  • Wednesday 1-5pm at Chislehurst
  • BUCS- Throughout Winter & Spring semesters
  • UH Cup- End of Spring semester (Feb-Mar)
  • UH 7s – Start of season
  • Student RFU Merit – Winter and Spring semesters

Club Socials

Every Wednesday night, occasional Saturdays or Sundays, get-togethers for Home Nations International Games, Occasional attendance of Major Rugby Fixtures (e.g. Twickenham 7s or Premiership Matches)

How to get involved

1. Join the Facebook group and get in contact with the club committee members.
2. Attend the taster session - this first session is free!
3. Purchase your subs - at the Hub (Mile End), BLSA reception (Whitechapel) or online.
4. Enjoy! Attend the training sessions and take part in the matches.

Committee details

President - Luke Williams (

Works to oversee day-to-day running of the club. Works with QM Club Sport to ensure the club has the tools it needs to grow. Oversees recruitment of new members into the club

1st Team Captain - Arjun Dasgupta 

Leads the team on the pitch and in training, selects the 1st Team and defines the team’s playing philosophy

2nd Team Captain - Najim Seddique

Leads the team on the pitch and in training, selects the 2nd Team and defines the team’s playing philosophy

No elections are currently running

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