The Cambridge Blue jersey made its first appearance when the school opened in 1936. When Ben Smith was selected for the 2009 All Blacks he became the school’s 13th player to be selected for his country at the highest level. 

There are 10 teams playing Rugby at King’s and over 200 students putting on the Cambridge Blue jersey every weekend. There is a team to suit every player regardless of their skill level or the level they wish to play. With excellent player numbers, talent, depth and structure, King’s enjoys success with players selected in various Otago age group, representative and provincial teams each year. 

King’s has the biggest representation of All Blacks from Otago secondary schools in the modern professional era. Over 70 Old Boys have represented Otago at first class level and the school looks set to continue to contribute to Otago and New Zealand Rugby for many years to come. Ray Bell became the school’s first All Black in 1951 and started a list of very classy players in John Hotop, Chris Laidlaw, Ian Smith, Laurie Mains, Lindsay Clark, Kupu Vanisi, Tony Brown, Carl Hayman, Paul Miller, Tom Willis, Joe McDonnell and Ben Smith.