BUCS Rugby

Tom Pearson Exclusive: Battle for the top four, time at Cyncoed & England

Ahead of London Irish’s St. Patrick’s Party at the Gtech Community Stadium this Saturday, Tom Pearson spoke exclusively with TRU’s Joe Harvey about his club’s ambitions, his rise from university rugby and international ambition.
24 March 2023

Tom Hitchcock Interview: 'BUCS Super Rugby and my time at university is the next best thing outside of being a professional'

Having helped the University of Exeter achieve BUCS Super Rugby glory last April, the London Irish centre will come up against one or two familiar faces in Sunday's Premiership Rugby Cup final.
19 March 2023

Alex Dombrandt: ‘We’re under no illusions that it’s going to be a tough challenge’

Ahead of England’s trip to Wales, Harlequins No. 8 Alex Dombrandt spoke about his return to Cardiff, the famous Principality Stadium crowd and silencing their opponents.
24 February 2023

Win against Wales was “electric” - now Jake Parkinson is keen to kick on with Scotland U20s

Ealing and Brunel youngster Jake Parkinson is embracing every second of his time with Scotland U20s, who are looking to build on their recent success against Wales this weekend.
21 February 2023

Cardiff Met give unprecedented access to university’s ‘breeding ground’ for rugby stars

In an 'All or Nothing' type series, Sport Media students at Cardiff Met have been documenting the highs and lows of their BUCS Super Rugby side throughout the 2022-23 campaign.
16 February 2023

Charlie Bracken Exclusive: ‘We are just focusing on being the best we can be’

Ahead of taking on Italy in the U20 Six Nations, England, Saracens and Loughborough University scrum-half, Charlie Bracken, spoke to TRU about their opener against Scotland, giving away jerseys and more.
9 February 2023

Wales U20 coach Hayward – ‘We showed how much potential this group of players has’

Wales’ U20s will be looking to bounce back from their first round loss against Ireland in the 2023 U20s Six Nations this Friday night. They take on Scotland, who were denied what would have been a famous win over England in their opening game.
8 February 2023

Saracens' StoneX Stadium to host 2023 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League finals

Saracens' StoneX Stadium is to host the 2022-23 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League Championship finals on Wednesday 19th April.
26 January 2023

RFU announce ‘waist and below’ tackle policy for community game for next season

The Rugby Football Union have confirmed that the RFU Council had voted to lower the height of the tackle in community rugby.
19 January 2023

Ruaridh McConnochie: ‘I couldn’t believe it when Gregor called me’

Following his call-up to the Scotland national team, Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie says that it has been “surreal” to be named in Gregor Townsend’s squad for the Guinness Six Nations.
18 January 2023

Exclusive – Edinburgh lock Sam Skinner on how BUCS rugby Exeter University shaped his career

Having had his career launched at the University of Exeter, Edinburgh and Scotland lock forward Sam Skinner spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about why playing BUCS rugby was integral to his development, the growth of the university game and his move north of the border.
7 December 2022

Aaron Wainwright Exclusive: ‘University rugby is probably what got me where I am’

Playing the All Blacks XV on Sunday afternoon at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Barbarians flanker Aaron Wainwright spoke to Joe Harvey about how his time at Cardiff Met shaped him and playing for rugby’s most famous tourists.
11 November 2022

Dan Murphy Exclusive: ‘I am a massive believer and advocate of this league’

Starting his professional career in the Premiership off the back of two years playing university rugby, Hartpury’s head coach Dan Murphy spoke to TRU about the Hartpury ‘pathway’.
8 November 2022

The glory days were special at Cardiff Met - but a new era for the Archers is beginning to shine through

Silverware and developing stars of the future such as England's Tatyana Heard used to be the currency of success at Cardiff Met but under the guidance of former player, captain and now head coach Lisa Newton, the Archers are building again.
4 November 2022

BUCS Double-Header: Cardiff Met stun Hartpury in second-half to win 26-25 at Kingsholm

On a blustery Wednesday night in Gloucester at Kingsholm, Cardiff Met picked up an invaluable win 26-25 over home team Hartpury to boost themselves up the BUCS Super Rugby table following two back-to-back losses.
2 November 2022

BUCS Double-Header: Champions Hartpury defeat stubborn Cardiff Met to go three from three

Hartpury University maintained their 100 per cent start to the BUCS National League season with a hard-fought 29-14 victory against Cardiff Met in testing weather conditions at Kingsholm.
2 November 2022

Exclusive – Bath’s Michael Etete on BUCS ‘launch pad’ and National League experience

Having taken an unconventional route to professional club rugby with Bath, Michael Etete spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about how his formative years in BUCS Super Rugby and National League Rugby helped him reach the Gallagher Premiership.
25 October 2022

Cardiff claim another eye-catching win to head BUCS Super Rugby standings

The Welsh university won just six games in the entirety of last season, but three straight victories to begin this term have caught the attention.
12 October 2022

Why Claire Cruikshank's involvement with Scotland is another major tick in the box for university rugby

Cruikshank is one of several excellent coaches in charge of women's rugby programmes at university level and experiencing a World Cup will only help drive the standards at Edinburgh and across the BUCS National League.
6 October 2022

Max Brown guides Nottingham to debut BUCS Super Rugby triumph

BUCS Super Rugby's newcomers get off to a dream start, Hartpury and Cardiff Met come from behind and Durham and Cardiff grind out solid wins.
29 September 2022