BUCS Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby fixtures: Champions Exeter host Hartpury, new boys Nottingham take on Leeds Beckett

Hartpury University will visit BUCS Super Rugby champions the University of Exeter in the opening week of the 2022-23 season, whilst Women's National League winners Hartpury face Durham.
24 July 2022

Archie Kellett - Former Sale youngster aiming high with Manchester Met

Archie Kellett had a fruitful end to the season with MMU and English Universities on the Sevens circuit, but now he is hungry to achieve more as preparations begin for the new campaign.
11 July 2022

Jamie Adamson Exclusive: “As far as sevens seasons go, it is a big year”

The England 7s flyer was given another opportunity to link up with the programme and the Durham University graduate is now looking forward to an exciting period for sevens which begins in London this weekend.
25 May 2022

Desire, half-time wisdom and indoor cricket – How the England Students beat France

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.
26 April 2022

England Students beat France Universities 16-15 at Kingston Park

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.
22 April 2022

Mark Wilson Exclusive: Former England flanker on coaching England Students

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.
22 April 2022

Exeter leave it late to overcome Durham and clinch an historic BUCS Super Rugby title

The Palatinate had topped the table in the domestic season in BSR, but Dafydd Jenkins's late try saw Exeter pick up their first Championship crown since 2016.
13 April 2022

Late flurry of Hartpury tries secures Mo Hunt’s team National League Championship title

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.
13 April 2022

Near misses of years gone by cannot be in Exeter's thoughts as they target university rugby's biggest prize

Having progressed to the latter stages in BUCS Super Rugby in recent years, the Green and Whites are determined to finally get their hands on the championship title.
13 April 2022

Lewis Barrett Exclusive: The University of Nottingham flanker balancing BUCS with the Championship

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.
12 April 2022

Edinburgh University skipper Sarah Denholm and her squad out to emulate the 'Class of 2017'

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.
12 April 2022

Durham University well represented as England Students return

After a long absence due to funding cuts and Covid-19, England Students will take on French Universities at Kingston Park on April 22nd in a standalone fixture.
8 April 2022

Fitz Harding Exclusive: “University rugby can be a breeding ground”

Bristol Bears announced the signing of three exciting prospects from BUCS Super Rugby this week and Durham University graduate Fitz Harding discusses how student rugby paved his way to the big time.
8 April 2022

Determined Davies wants Durham double before he heads south this summer

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.
30 March 2022

Nottingham enter BUCS Super Rugby play-off on cloud nine after pulsating Vase win

Paul Westgate’s side completed part one of what could be a memorable season whilst the University of Exeter ended the campaign with a league and cup double on BUCS Big Wednesday.
24 March 2022

A trip to Cardiff Met - Why the Archers really are a "popular breeding ground" for future stars

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.
23 February 2022

The past, the present and the future - Exeter University is a proven pathway for success

The University Rugby pathway has quite rightly been in the headlines over the last couple of weeks and at Exeter, their conveyor belt of talent is also something to applaud.
22 February 2022

‘Uncomplicated and exceptional’ - Tom Pearson: BUCS Super Rugby’s latest graduate

The London Irish forward has played his part in the Exiles’ recent upturn in fortunes and TRU heard from his former and current head coach about the 22-year-old’s rise to the Premiership.
3 December 2021

A glimpse into the rise of 'athletic' Christ Tshiunza

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.
13 November 2021

No rain on Cardiff Met’s parade whilst Durham lead the way

Danny Milton’s side braved the elements to see off Hartpury in Round Four whilst there were victories for Durham, Exeter, Loughborough and a first win for Swansea.
21 October 2021