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    Hello,

    will be heading to ucl in September for medicine,

    I haven't played rugby in a couple of years and wanted to start playing agin at uni, was pretty good played for county. but was also thinking about taking up rowing. I know i wouldn't be able to do both so i just wanted to see what people have heard about the rowing and rugby clubs?

    also for rowing and rugby would it be best to join RUMS clubs or ucl clubs??? i haven't rowed before except at gym but i would want to take it seriously if i started and row competitively.

    Any help appreciated,
    thnks mat
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    Sorry, don't know about ucl rowing or rugby, but why on earth wouldn't you be able to do both?
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    (Original post by Mithra)
    Sorry, don't know about ucl rowing or rugby, but why on earth wouldn't you be able to do both?
    Training times will likely clash (Wednesday afternoons, for example).
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    As a medic you'll really have little choice to join anything but RUMS. You'll be banished if you don't.
    You also find some RUMS teams in higher divisions than their UCL counterparts - sad but true.
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    for rugby it wouldn't bother me, the rums team seems better, but looking at the boat club websites, it seems the uclbc trains a lot more, so for rugby i would join rums, but rowing uclbc looks better. tbh i think ill just have to take it as it comes

    Thanks for replys!!!
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    You sort of have to join RUMS. I'm not even joking.

    Rugby is a lot about drinking with a little rugby on the side. The rugby doesn't come across as all that serious and the standard is probably lower (according to my rugby playing bf, though to be fair I think UCL and RUMS 1st XV are in the same division this year and have been promoted. The seconds might have been promoted too...can't remember that long ago!) There is also a thirds team this year.

    Rowing is also about drinking but is probably a lot more serious about the sport as well. You have to do time trials and fitness tests to get into rowing, I think, whereas you get to turn up to rugby practice. They do quite well - a team of girls I know won the UH cup this year or something along those lines.

    If you've any more specific Qs about rowing or rugby, ask and I can find out from people who are in the teams.
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    Great thanks for the reply Becca2389, why does it have to be rums???
    Ive never rowed before so will give it ago during freshers fortnight or something.
    The only question i have is for rums rowing and its how often they train, number of times a week in boats, and how many nights in gym. If you know that would be helpful, but i can find out in a couple of weeks so dont go out of your way or anything. thnks again
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    They train a *lot*. Fitness once a week *at least* (and probably advisable to go gymming yourself), then I think races are on Wednesday and over the weekend (these can be far away and they often have a whole weekend of it). Presumably there is actually boat practice at other times too, probably on Wednesday afternoons as I reckon the boat houses are too far away to go at night. I will ask someone in the know though.

    The rowers have a taster sesh on the first Wednesday afternoon of Fresher's Week with an induction into the circle that evening at Huntley (or you could join the rugby circle if you want to keep that up)

    I'm pretty sure rugby and rowing would not mix very well, both in terms of practices and socialising.

    And it's just RUMS...medics generally only join UCL teams when there are no RUMS equivalents. You spend so much of Fresher's Week with medics that it's hard to go to UCL events.
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    Yeah i couldn't do both and ill give rowing a go and if i dont like it ill fall back to rugby. i guess rums teams it is then. thnks for your help!!!

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    I think ill try rowing and if i don't like it go with rugby.
    So it looks like its rums teams then, thanks for your help, once i learn how to give rep ill give you some :-s

    Oh and on another topic, i got a uclu freshers pack, do rums send out one as well? i really hope the rums events don't clash with the really cool ucl ones, im looking forward to a few already
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    RUMS have a fresher's thing too...I think it's still in progress at the moment. You should get it very soon. The theme for this year is "animals".

    The RUMS events tend to be better and so medics choose those in preference of UCL ones and thus you start to see the medic/non-medic split...
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    (Original post by becca2389)
    RUMS have a fresher's thing too...I think it's still in progress at the moment. You should get it very soon. The theme for this year is "animals".

    The RUMS events tend to be better and so medics choose those in preference of UCL ones and thus you start to see the medic/non-medic split...
    The lawyers have their own freshers fortnight (france, paintballing, thames cruise) so does a division between medics/lawyers/everyone else emerge?
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    (Original post by nayiseda)
    The lawyers have their own freshers fortnight (france, paintballing, thames cruise) so does a division between medics/lawyers/everyone else emerge?
    I don't know any lawyers so can't say for sure, but I haven't heard of a similar lawyer/non-lawyer divide. We do have our own union (RUMS), sports teams and Huntley Street so that probably contributes as well.
 
 
 
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