BUCS Rugby

Gareth Baber Exclusive: 'That’s what makes a good environment, one that is aspirational'

The Olympic gold medal-winning coach is now working with Cardiff Met University as Director of Rugby System, sharing his wealth of experience across the programme.
1 December 2023

Zach Kerr Exclusive: I try not to look at comments - I just block certain accounts and key words so I'm not seeing that stuff

It is always a challenge for any young player trying to find their way in professional rugby, but social media abuse can add to that pressure. Newcastle's Zack Kerr understands the negative impact it can have.
26 November 2023

Record-breaking Loughborough put on attacking clinic as African Violet steal the show

Last year's BUCS Super Rugby league champions scored the most points, the most tries and secured the highest winning margin in the history of the competition after thrashing Swansea University.
23 November 2023

LJ Lewis Exclusive: Red Roses success gives us lots of good things to signpost our players to

The England U20s head coach chats to TRU's Ben King about unearthing the next generation of stars, the impact of a home World Cup in 2025 and the quality that lies within university rugby.
16 November 2023

A break for BUCS Super Rugby - so what's the state of play after the first six rounds?

The top-flight of university rugby will return next week and Exeter have begun the campaign like a side on a mission.
8 November 2023

Will Becconsall Interview: "The structure of play is all very linked so they can keep everyone progressing in both environments"

Exclusive: The scrum-half tells TRU's Ben King how much of an influence the university game had on him making his Exeter Chiefs debut last season + his hopes for this campaign.
2 November 2023

Bath up and running while the Archers continue to show their credentials

Despite testing conditions in Cardiff, Durham and everywhere in between, Round 4 of BUCS Super Rugby and the Women’s National League still had its fair share of enthralling games this week. 
19 October 2023

Diogo Hasse Ferreira Exclusive: 'This is going to give us a big boom just like in 2007'

The Portugal prop and former Durham University player reflects on a memorable few weeks for Os Lobos, his hopes for the nation and why student rugby played a part in him reaching the World Cup.
13 October 2023

Double delight for Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League

A second victory of the campaign for the current BUCS Super Rugby champions represents the ideal start to the season while Exeter's Women's side exacted some revenge.
5 October 2023

League champions Loughborough off the mark with battling win over Nottingham

After an absorbing 2022/2023 season, BUCS Super Rugby has made its return, with the first round of fixtures setting the tone for what should be another memorable campaign.
27 September 2023

BUCS Super Rugby preview: Can Exeter match Hartpury's record and claim a hat-trick of titles?

Here we go again. BUCS Super Rugby is back and after a period of dominance from Hartpury, is it now Exeter's turn to create a dynasty at the top of the student game?
26 September 2023

Exclusive – Ollie Leatherbarrow on uni rugby lessons, Exeter and Newcastle Falcons

As he settles into life with Newcastle Falcons, former University of Exeter and Exeter Chiefs back-row forward spoke to Joe Harvey about BUCS Super Rugby and his arrival at Kingston Park.
30 June 2023

Exclusive: New Scarlets fly-half Charlie Titcombe on Worcester, returning to Loughborough and achieving his dream

BUCS Super Rugby's Player of the Season has always wanted to play professional rugby and after the opportunity was taken away from him at Worcester, his sensational form for Loughborough attracted the attention of Scarlets.
15 June 2023

England Students secure 25-21 victory over France Universities

England Students were victorious with a 25-21 win over France Universities, marking the side’s first win on French soil in 17 years.
6 May 2023

James Cherry Interview: Finishing my last year by playing for England Students will be another milestone

Exclusive: The University of Nottingham's skipper is about to close the book on his student rugby career and while he is now thinking about his future, his primary focus is on representing his country this weekend.
3 May 2023

BUCS Super Rugby Final: Exeter clinch successive titles after BUCS Super Rugby final for the ages

After arguably the greatest BUCS Super Rugby final in history, the University of Exeter sealed consecutive titles as they defeated Loughborough University 48-44 following extra-time.
19 April 2023

BUCS Women's National League Final: Hartpury beat Exeter to go back-to-back

Natasha Hunt's Hartpury retained their Women's National League Championship crown by beating the University of Exeter 45-12 at Saracens' StoneX Stadium.
19 April 2023

'For anyone thinking of coming down to Manchester Met...just come'

There are a cluster of ambitious and developing universities below BUCS Super Rugby and while they may have missed out on a league title, Manchester Met's progression isn't necessarily measured by silverware.
12 April 2023

Alex Keay Exclusive: 'It was hard to walk away - but it came to the stage where it was the right time'

The sharp end of the BUCS Super Rugby campaign is here but the climax of the season will happen without one of university rugby's great characters after the former Durham Director of Rugby called time on his tenure earlier this year.
4 April 2023

'Where History Begins' - With the league title in the bag, can Loughborough do the double?

Director of Rugby Rhys Edwards explains the shift in focus which has enabled Loughborough to clinch the BUCS Super Rugby league title and why they aren't settling for just the domestic crown.
28 March 2023