University Rugby

Jake Cooper-Woolley: Going to university was ‘very beneficial’ for my rugby career

Recently having left Wasps for pastures new in Sale, Jake Cooper-Woolley chatted to Joe Harvey about his journey in the game and why Cardiff University was a catalyst for his career.
23 August 2019

BUCS Super Rugby 2019/20: Champions Hartpury start by hosting Cardiff

The 2019/20 BUCS Super Rugby season is just over a month away and champions Hartpury begin the new campaign by hosting Cardiff University on 25th September.
23 August 2019

‘Outstanding’ Dombrandt impressing England coaches

John Mitchell admits Alex Dombrandt has been ‘quite outstanding’ during his time with the England squad as Eddie Jones’ side continue to prepare for the Rugby World Cup.
30 July 2019

Ross to use ‘New Zealand experience’ at NTU and Nottingham

David Ross has reiterated the importance of university rugby as he begins his new venture with Nottingham.
22 July 2019

Scottish-qualified Norville blazing a new Trail at Ealing and Brunel University London

Former Scotland under-20 cap Reuben Norville is buzzing ahead of the 2019/20 season as he looks to continue his rugby and education journey simultaneously thanks to an exciting link-up.
12 July 2019

Skeat Sevens set looking to kick on after summer success

Just over a week ago, Talking Rugby Union brought you the story of the England Universities sides that fought valiantly in the Nottinghamshire sunshine at the RFU National Finals.
10 July 2019

Heather Kerr and Clara Nielson: From two Twickenham meetings to facing the best teams in the world

As England prepare to take on France in their third match of the Super Series, university rugby was on the agenda as TRU spoke to two Red Roses who were involved in this year’s BUCS final.
10 July 2019

The Cardiff Met pathway which is continuing to thrive

In two months time, BUCS Super Rugby will be preparing to enter its fourth season and at Cardiff Met, their player pathway has certainly benefitted from the introduction of the league.
8 July 2019

University Rugby shines in the Nottingham sun

TRU’s Joe Harvey was in attendance at the Secure Trading National Sevens Series Finals on the weekend and he followed both English Universities sides during the competition.
1 July 2019

David Denton: Playing rugby doesn’t automatically mean you will be successful in life

Leicester Tigers and Scotland back-row David Denton explains why he is turning to education once again after concussion has halted his rugby career.
27 June 2019

University rugby continues to develop after Manchester Met venture to China

At the end of May, Manchester Met University were selected to represent the UK at a unique sport competition and cultural exchange in China.
14 June 2019

University Rugby remains close to Tonkin’s heart as he heads to the Premiership

Louie Tonkin is set to take up a coaching role with Exeter Chiefs following his work with Bahrain Rugby Club and the former Cardiff University man is still passionate about this level of the game.
12 June 2019

Josh Beaumont Column: It was a special day and one I will remember for a long time

After captaining his country on Sunday, TRU columnist Josh Beaumont has penned his final words of the season as he reflects on a special day at Twickenham, England and an exciting 2019/20 campaign to come.
6 June 2019

You get a ‘winning mentality' in both camps

Representing both the University of Exeter and Exeter Chiefs ‘drives you forward’, says England U20 international Richard Capstick.
28 May 2019

England Students to wrongly suffer after RFU cut backs

The RFU is cutting costs across all departments due to their current financial crisis and included in their reductions is the suspension of the England Students programme for 2019/20.
3 May 2019

Leeds Beckett take the BUCS Championship 7s title

Leeds Beckett gained their revenge over Hartpury University with a dramatic 26-21 victory in the BUCS Championship 7s final in Yorkshire.
2 May 2019

Exeter do the double with win at BUCS Championship 7s

Zoe Heeley scored a hat-trick in the BUCS Championship 7s final as Exeter beat Durham to secure another piece of silverware for Jo Yapp and her side.
2 May 2019

'Mature' England praised by Fearn ahead of second France test

Darren Fearn has saluted England Students for showing an ‘air of maturity’ in their historic 27-17 win over France Universities.
16 April 2019

University rugby on show at Melrose Sevens

BUCS finals day took place down at Twickenham earlier in the week and now a number of student teams are getting ready to show what they can do at the famous Melrose Sevens in the Scottish Borders on Saturday.
12 April 2019

Triple delight for Hartpury as they retain BUCS Super Rugby crown

Hartpury University proved too strong for Leeds Beckett University as they raced away in the final quarter to secure their third consecutive BUCS Super Rugby Championship title.
11 April 2019