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Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Hospitals RFC


 

Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Hospitals RFC represents the medical students from the King's College London School of Medicine. We are the result of the merging of three formerly distinct hospital rugby clubs each with a long history, having all been founded in the nineteenth century. Guy's Hospital RFC is recognised as the oldest rugby club in the world, established in 1843.
 
The teams from Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital were the first to merge following the union of their respective Medical Departments. When King' College Hospital also merged in 1999 the King's College Hospital RFC opted to remain separate and in so doing became an open rugby club that no longer represented the Hospital Medic's. We are noted for having been part of the twenty-one founding members of the Rugby Football Union, and across our joint history we have produced a large number of international players including representatives for the British and Irish Lions.
 
In more recent times as a result of changes at the university and medical school mergers the club has struggled to find its place, following restructuring and reorganisation the we are raring to once again climb the medical school ladder and compete as one of the top medical school rugby sides in the country. In addition to playing NAMS rugby, we also compete in the British University and College Sport (BUCS) South Eastern 2B League and the United Hospitals Cup.

 

Contact Details: 

 

Twitter: @GHRFC

 

 

 

Committee Details: 

Tom Francis - Club Captain - thomas.francis@kcl.ac.uk

Stuart James - Honorary Secretary - stuart.james@kcl.ac.uk

Alex Arbis - Fixtures Secretary - alexander.arbis@kcl.ac.uk

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