Rugby is one of Downing's most sociable and successful sports - in the last three years we have won the top division of college rugby twice, the annual cuppers tournament once, and the annual plate competition once.

We encourage players of all abilities, including complete newcomers, to get involved as the sport is easy to pick up and great for fitness. We all help each other develop our skills, with weekly training sessions and matches, and we bond as a team with weekly social events.

The latter are particularly popular and a great way to meet new people and have a good time! On top of all of this, we have an annual tour and an annual Old Boys event which is a great way to meet alumni, talk about how the college used to be, and even get career advice.