BUCS Super Rugby

‘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

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

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

BUCS Super Rugby 2021/22 fixtures: Champions Durham begin title defence on the road

BUCS Super Rugby have announced their schedule for the 2021/22 season and TRU chatted to Durham University boss Alex Keay about the last 18 months + the return of the student game.
15 August 2021

Miles Reid Exclusive: F1 fanatic, tackle machine and one of Bath’s rising stars

Miles Reid has been one of Bath's shining lights this season and the young back-row spoke exclusively to TRU ahead of the Gallagher Premiership weekend.
5 March 2021

TRU Talks - Six Nations Special: Seb Negri

TRU are joined by Italian international Seb Negri to talk about the Azzurri's defeat to France in the opening round of the Six Nations + we preview their trip to England.
10 February 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

Rugby needs to ‘change its culture’ over concussion injuries

Dr Matthew Attwood of Cardiff Met University believes the resources are already out there to help reduce the number of concussion injuries
23 December 2020

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

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

Why Newcastle's wingers showcased their abilities against Bath

Joe Harvey has analysed how Newcastle’s wingers, Adam Radwan and Ben Stevenson, helped the Falcons defeat Bath.
25 November 2020

“It is no small challenge” - How the rise of Covid-19 within the student population is affecting university rugby

Covid-19 infection rates within the university population are in the spotlight, but how are rugby programmes navigating their way through the pandemic?
13 October 2020

Exclusive: From Durham Uni to Bristol Bears - Fitz Harding

Recently leaving Durham University for a professional contract with Bristol, Fitz Harding spoke to TRU about life as a Bear and looking back on his BUCS Super Rugby days.
12 August 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