Following the England Students’ 16-15 win over France Universities at Kingston Park last Friday, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to coaches and members of the playing squad about their week and how the team rallied to beat the French.
England Students picked up a 16-15 win over France Universities at Kingston Park on Friday afternoon, the boot of Loughborough’s Charlie Titcombe doing the work in the northeast as the Students returned after three years.
Ahead of the England Students’ return this Friday afternoon against France at Kingston Park, former England flanker, Mark Wilson, spoke about coaching the team with Darren Fearn and his thoughts on the value of university rugby.
Hartpury lifted the BUCS Women’s National League National Championship for the first time on Wednesday afternoon by beating the University of Edinburgh 36-22 at Sixways, with a hat-trick of tries coming from hooker, Amy Dale.
After an injury-ravaged spell in Premiership Academies, Lewis Barratt is now loving life with the University of Nottingham as the team aims to reach BUCS Super Rugby, all whilst balancing his studies and playing in the Championship at the weekends.
Denholm was part of the Edinburgh side who were denied an appearance in the final in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the Scottish outfit are back on the big stage and ready to add another title to their list of honours.
After defeating Loughborough in the semi-finals, the Durham University skipper has one final assignment to complete before he joins Bristol Bears as the Palatinate aim for a BUCS Super Rugby league and cup double.
As England prepare to face Wales, there will be some noise surrounding Alex Dombrandt given his affiliation with Cardiff Met and whilst he is one of the university's biggest stars, TRU's Joe Harvey took a closer look into the fabric of the Archers.
Wales boss Wayne Pivac has tipped the 19-year-old to be an international star and Tshiunza's university coach has also predicted a bright future for the teenage powerhouse who is set to earn his first cap.