The King’s College Rugby team was formed in early 2015 by students at King’s college with the help of Dr. Jan Kretzschmar, professor at King’s College. What originally started as recreational touch rugby sessions quickly turned into more formalized and drill-oriented rugby practices. Eventually, a committed group of students voiced their interest in forming an official rugby team. Through support from the college’s
administration, the athletic department, and student affairs, a Rugby Club Sport Team was formed with full endorsement by the Athletic Department. The King’s College Rugby Club with play its first official season in the fall of 2015.
King’s College Rugby is an official member of USA Rugby, the National Small College Rugby Organization, and the Eastern Pennsylvania Rugby Union. Rugby is played both in the fall and spring semester. In the fall semester, rugby is played in the 10s or 15s format, while in the spring semester rugby 7s is played. In both seasons, regular-season play is followed by play-offs with a chance to enter the national finals.