BUCS Super Rugby

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

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

Exclusive: Max Clementson on Chinnor, time at Hartpury and joining England Sevens

On the week he was announced as a core player for England Sevens, Chinnor RFC flanker Max Clementson spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey + he gave his thoughts ahead of the club's National One clash with Rams RFC.
15 December 2021

‘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