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Rugby today

King's Rugby Team, 1920sKing's Rugby Team, 1920sSuccessful early players included dozens of internationals such as England captain Leonard Stokes (1875-81), Alec Pearson and Allan Jackson, and during the 1920s, W R F Collis for Ireland, R Cove-Smith for England and D J MacMyn for Scotland.

King's College Rugby, 2008King's College Rugby, 2008Typically, many Victorian sportsmen, such as William Hancock who competed for Guy's in the 1890s, were often highly successful in a number of sports including tennis, rowing, cricket and boxing.

King's now fields several strong men and women's rugby teams, including the Guy's, King's and St Thomas's Hospitals Rugby Club that was formed following the 1998 merger of United Medical and Dental Schools (UMDS) and King's College London.

Its teams compete in a variety of regional and national club competitions and are members of the British Universities Sports Association (BUSA) which is the governing body of university sport in the UK and co-ordinates the British team in the World University Games.

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