Club Information

Kings Old Boys' Rugby Union

John F. Kennedy on a visit to West Berlin at the height of the Cold War in 1962, forgot to utter the immortal words, “Ich bin ein Kings Rugby first grader”, and so that this oversight would never be repeated by future US presidents, Kings Rugby Club was formed a few years later.

Since then, for the past 52 seasons, the mighty Kings Rugby Club has entered teams in the NSW Suburban Rugby competition. 2024 finds KOBs once again intrepidly taking rugby balls where others fear to go (i.e. The Kingdome).

The Kings Old Boys Rugby Club is proud to be associated with the The Glebe Hotel.

A good way to meet the club members is to drop in after training or a Saturday evening at the TGH, you’ll usually find some of the boys  enjoying a burger or steak in the beer garden.

The Glebe Hotel

The home of Kings Rugby is McKay Oval at Centennial Park. We play most of our home games there, which is a central location for the majority of our members.

We also play selected home games on the spectacular White Oval at The Kings School in Parramatta, and at the Kingdome - our hallowed original home ground situated in the tree-lined expanses of The Kings School in Parramatta.

It may have been the late American writer Truman Capote who described King’s Old Boys Rugby as “…frighteningly realistic…” but he was inclined towards understatement, just ask anyone who has come up against KOBs in a post match boat race. Apart from the competitiveness of its rugby teams, the club is famous for its skill in producing first rate boat racers. Undefeated in over six years and in many different formats the KOB boat racing team is legendary. It doesn’t matter to them the type of beer or how it is served, they accept nothing less than victory.

World famous drinker, the late Oliver Reed explained their success thus, “The secret is they don’t actually like beer, they can’t stand the sight of it, the longer it sits in front of them the more they just want it to disappear…the quickest way for this to happen is to pour it directly down their throats, I respect that, they obviously have given away the enjoyment of a cold beer after the game to excel at this strange custom. I admire their dedication, but watching them is kind of scary, particularly if you like beer as much as I do. Whoever instilled this hatred of beer in them has a lot to answer for”.