Cambridge University Rugby Football Club (CURUFC)

CURUFC is a wholly amateur but professionally-run student rugby club representing the University of Cambridge.

The Club is made up of both men’s and, women’s teams – the Blues (men’s and women’s 1st teams), the LX Club (men’s 2nd team), the Tigers (women’s 2nd team) and the U20s, together with occasional fixtures for the Colleges XV and Jaguars (women’s 3rd team).

Both the men’s and women’s teams have strong midweek fixture lists incorporating top professional clubs and universities. The LX Club and U20s generally play at weekends.

Teams are selected on merit and all teams receive coaching, strength and conditioning guidance and medical support from our well-qualified staff.

The club has a great tradition of touring, with different squads touring South Africa, Scotland and the USA in recent years.

On Saturday afternoons there are 20 College teams who compete in a structured league system.

There are five leagues with each team playing once with regular promotion and relegation.

The Lent term is used for the knockout Cuppers tournament with the finals being held at Grange Road.

In addition the season ends with a Colleges Sevens tournament.

The ultimate aim of every rugby player at Cambridge should be to play in a ‘Varsity’ match.

In the 2019-20 season there were seven Varsity matches played at Blues, Second team, U20’s and Colleges level, ensuring that over 100 players gained the honour of playing against ‘the other place.’

The Varsity series traditionally culminates at Twickenham in early December with the men’s and women’s Blues matches in front of approximately 25,000 spectators and a worldwide television audience.



Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) was founded in 1872, the year the first Varsity Match was played against Oxford ..

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Founded in 1988, the CURUFC Women field two teams: the Women’s Blues and the Tigers (Women’s Second XV) ..

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