Cardiff Met

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

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

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

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

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

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

Luke Northmore Exclusive: ‘This weekend is definitely about us putting our best foot forward’

Ahead of a London derby with Saracens at The Stoop, Harlequins centre Luke Northmore spoke to TRU about the club’s opening weekend in the Gallagher Premiership, mentality and his own international ambitions.
16 September 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

‘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

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

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

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

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