Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club (CURUFC) was officially founded in 1872. CURUFC officials helped to draw up the laws of the game as adopted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) when it was established in 1871. It became a Constituent Body of the Union in 1872, a status which it still enjoys.
In 1874, Cambridge provided their first international player directly from the club, when John Batten represented England.
The highlight of the season for any player at Cambridge will undoubtedly remain that day in December when he turns out at Twickenham in front of 40,000 people to challenge the old enemy. The previous fortnight will have included with the Steele-Bodger match and dinner, daily intensive training, hospitality from the Club and its officials, the press launch in London, being measured for Blues blazers, team photographs, and, finally, that extraordinary atmosphere of Varsity Match day at Twickenham.