BUCS Rugby

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

Durham and Cardiff Met remain unbeaten whilst it was a dream day for Exeter’s Tshiunza

Two sides maintained their strong starts to the season in BUCS Super Rugby, plus it was a memorable day for Christ Tshiunza who received a call-up to the Wales squad.
14 October 2021

Resilient Banatvala ready to take his rugby to the next level

Scottish loosehead prop Tom Banatvala is fully fit and ready to attack the rest of the 2021/22 rugby season with Durham University and hopefully the national under-20s team with gusto.
13 October 2021

Participation and enjoyment - why the University of Leeds are putting their players first

Whilst more competitive rugby returned across the student game on Wednesday, the University of Leeds are focused on reintegrating their players back into the sport.
7 October 2021

BUCS Super Rugby Round-Up: Beckett blow Bath away and Exeter thrash Swansea

The top league in the university game returned after an 18 month absence, but based on Round One's action, it was like BUCS Super Rugby had never been away.
29 September 2021

University Rugby is strengthening its status within professional pathways - and it is only going in one direction

With BUCS Super Rugby kicking off this week and the university game clicking back into life, the recognition this level of the sport is receiving is only increasing.
28 September 2021

BUCS Super Rugby: The blank canvas and why we are set for a season of intrigue

The perfect mix of stepping into the unknown and the excitement of a new term means we should be in for a fascinating BUCS Super Rugby campaign which begins on September 29th.
22 September 2021

Natasha Hunt: Gloucester-Hartpury are building both in the Allianz Premier 15s and further down the rugby pyramid

Combining her role with captaining Gloucester-Hartpury in the Allianz Premier 15s and coaching the university side in the BUCS National League, Natasha Hunt exclusively spoke to TRU about the pathway the club are providing.
3 September 2021

BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season cancelled due to 'unpredictable' coronavirus pandemic

BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] have confirmed that the BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
14 January 2021

Why wearable technologies could create more informed decisions around head injuries

Northumbria University are conducting extensive research into concussion injuries by testing wearable technologies on their leading rugby teams.
22 December 2020

Nottingham Trent University pay tribute after tragic death of Tom Miller

Nottingham Trent University have paid tribute 1st XV captain Tom Miller following his tragic death.
17 December 2020

Exclusive: ‘The University of Exeter are one of the reasons for my success’ - Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani

From the Wednesday nights at Topsham Sports Ground to facing Tier One nations, Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani chats to Talking Rugby Union about his journey to the international stage and the progress of the Lelos.
4 December 2020

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 in 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