BUCS Rugby

Exclusive: TRU Talks - BUCS Director of Delivery Jenny Morris

BUCS Director of Delivery Jenny Morris says there is still a chance that university sport could return before the beginning of next year.
30 July 2020

Zack Test - The Eagle that went to Loughborough

Zack Test experienced university rugby in England during his time at Loughborough and now the San Diego Legion coach hopes the system in the USA can follow suit by producing players who are ready to take the next step.
24 July 2020

The roadmap for a return: How university teams are dealing with the coronavirus crisis

With the spotlight on the possible return of the Gallagher Premiership and when the community game may resume, spare a thought for university rugby which is set to come back in January.
3 July 2020

European University Sports Association and Rugby Europe strengthen partnership

Rugby Europe has strengthened its partnership with the European University Sports Association (EUSA) as they aim to increase the development of sport among the university students.
20 May 2020

Harry Fry and Stephen Varney: Hartpury duo highlight the value of the student game

Gloucester pairing Harry Fry and Stephen Varney are two of Hartpury University’s most recent stars and they are hoping to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them.
29 April 2020

Glashan and Hurd fly the flag for Scotland in BUCS Team of the Year

Currently there are no Scottish university sides n the BUCS Super Rugby competition, but two players who have represented the Scots internationally at various levels impressed during the 2019/20 campaign.
22 April 2020

The fabric of Loughborough University

Loughborough's season of celebration has hardly ended in the way that they imagined due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Joe Harvey has looked into what makes the institution so successful.
25 March 2020

BUCS Super Rugby graduates Duff and Forrester cross paths at Moseley

After helping their respective universities reach the BUCS Super Rugby final last season, Chester Duff and James Forrester now find themselves in National One with Birmingham Moseley.
19 March 2020

BUCS Championship Finals suspended

This season's BUCS Championship finals at the Ricoh Arena have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
16 March 2020

Keay: 'The players have made a statement'

Alex Keay has admitted the hunger expressed by his Durham players to build on their successful BUCS Super Rugby domestic campaign can fuel a run to the Championship final.
8 March 2020

Charlie Venables - Juggling a Masters, Super Rugby and playing in the Championship

Charlie Venables' rugby journey has certainly been an interesting one. At the age of 23, he has already represented England Counties U20s, England Universities Sevens and Sale Sharks in the Premiership 7s, whilst also been an ever-present in Leeds Beckett's BUCS Super Rugby side.
4 March 2020

Durham extend lead at the top as Exeter move second

BUCS Super Rugby leaders Durham maintained their good post-Christmas form with yet another win. Beating the University of Bath 38-0 in Somerset, Exeter moved to second in the league after a last-minute winner over Cardiff secured them five points.
13 February 2020

Durham beat Leeds Beckett to stay top

A late penalty try helped Durham University defeat title rivals Leeds Beckett as the North-East side moved five points clear at the top of BUCS Super Rugby.
8 February 2020

University of Bath’s Aaron James - 'It's great to be part of a pretty good story'

England U20s kicked off their Six Nations campaign with a win over France and the University of Bath's Max Ojomoh is continuing to take everything in his stride.
6 February 2020

Josh Hodge - The Six Nations apprentice

The headlines from Eddie Jones' Six Nations squad announcement may have surrounded Saracens and the salary cap saga, but for TRU, there was a name on the apprentice list which grabbed the attention.
22 January 2020

Hugo Stiles: Former BUCS Super Rugby star on life in Hong Kong

Speaking in the wake of their heart-breaking loss to South Korea, Hong Kong Sevens player and former University of Bath student Hugo Stiles chatted to Joe Harvey.
17 December 2019

Durham cruise to win against Swansea

BUCS Super Rugby table toppers Durham University remain in control of the division after a bonus-point win over Swansea University.
13 December 2019

Alun Wyn Davies Column: Cardiff derby has that added spice

In our first BUCS Super Rugby column of the season, former Cardiff University Director of Rugby Alun Wyn Davies shares his thoughts on Wednesday’s derby at Arms Park + the direction university rugby’s top division is heading in.
10 December 2019

Durham and Beckett excel against current champions

Durham University and Leeds Beckett both produced impressive displays this week as the top two in BUCS Super Rugby sent out a statement to the rest of the division.
5 December 2019

Beckett up to third, Hartpury thump Northumbria and Durham bounce back

Leeds Beckett University have moved into the top three of BUCS Super Rugby after an excellent win on the road against Swansea University.
29 November 2019