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Welcome to King's Twos - Surrey Championship Side 2015-16

Welcome to King's Twos

The last few seasons have proved to be a good vintage for King’s Twos. After winning the now defunct Surrey Alliance League in 2012-13 under the leadership of Darryn Clark, King's Twos were promoted into the all new Conference 1 – then the loftiest Surrey Reserve league – where they finished 5th in 2014, just 5pts off top spot. The feat was repeated in 2015, in a season during which King’s beat every side (bar one) at least once and notably were the only team to beat London Irish Amateur who won the league at a canter.

The divisions have been reconfigured again for 2015-16 and once again King’s find themselves in the top flight now called the Surrey Championship. Waiting in store for Captain Lorcan O'Duffy and friends are a host of new opponents as only Esher Amateurs, Farnham and Old Emanuel have been carried over alongside King’s. There are several local rivalries to settle with London Exiles, Teddington, Weybridge Vandals and Rosslyn Park as well as the Law Society 2s whose meteoric rise through the reserve leagues continues apace. The longest trip is down the M3 to Watchetts Recreation Ground to face old adversaries Camberley. All sides that visit Motspur Park can be sure of a hard but fair game on the pitch followed by a warm welcome in the clubhouse off it.

King's has historically drawn players from far and wide with old boys of KCS Wimbledon running out with local residents, friends, colleagues and overseas players from Zimbabwe, Hungary, Slovenia and Argentina to name but a few as well the traditional Southern Hemisphere rugby playing nations. We also have a thriving mini and junior section who attract players from numerous local schools and produce a constant stream of talent for the senior teams. The minis are particularly proud to have played their part in nurturing Northampton, England and British Lions prop Alex Corbisiero, guest of honour at the 2013 club ball and whose shirts adorn the clubhouse walls.

If you are new to the area, looking to get back into the game after a break, keen to get fit, or simply want to play some rugby closer to home, then please get in touch through the website or with our Club Manager (paddy@kingsrugby.org.uk) direct. Alternatively feel free to come down to training at 7.30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays where you will benefit from the guidance of, amongst others, forwards coach Harlequins and England hooker Joe Gray.

It's not often Americans speak sense but I will leave you with the words of Joe Theismann of NFL fame who got the game just about right when he said "...rugby is great. The players don’t wear helmets or padding; they just beat the living daylights out of each other and then go for a beer. I love that."

Training times

  • Day: Tuesday, 19:30
  • Venue: Motspur Park
  • Day: Thursday, 19:30
  • Venue: Motspur Park

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