About Us: Magdalene’s rugby team is steeped in history and is one of the college’s biggest and most established sides. In the past it has included a great many international players, fielding an entire back line of internationally capped players in the early nineties, and two Scotland captains and British Lions players in Gavin Hastings (one of the greatest players of all time) and Rob Wainwright. There is, however, no need to be intimidated by the illustrious past of the club. Our team is inclusive, welcoming those who have never made a tackle in their lives just as warmly as experienced players. We currently play on Sunday afternoons and are lucky enough to have our pitches a mere ten minute walk from college.
Our activities as a club are not confined to the pitch, it must be confessed. Old Boys fixtures, club barbecues, rugby dinners and many other social events provide the opportunity to get involved in a friendly group that spans across all years in college. Magdalene-Magdalen is our annual fixture with our sister college Magdalen Oxford. Every year we compete for the Spanish cup and the fixture alternates between Oxford and Cambridge. The fixture is followed by a boat race in the bar and a swap where we get the chance to prove that Cambridge comes above Oxford in drinking as well as sporting and academic excellence. The Pickerel Inn is our official HQ, a location where many winning game plans have been devised.
Get in Touch: regardless of your ability, join us for a fun run around on Saturday afternoons and a packed social calendar. For more info please get in touch with this year's Captain, Jack Bowskill (email@example.com), or our Vice-Captain, Angus Coyne-Grell.