Loughborough Students

Women's National League Final: Three in a row for Hartpury but Loughborough run champions close

Hartpury University’s grip on the Women’s National League title continued as they defeated Loughborough 34-22 in a gripping final at the StoneX Stadium.
17 April 2024

BUCS Super Rugby Final: Loughborough exact revenge on Exeter to seal title

Twelve months ago, it was heartache for the African Violet but Loughborough weren't to be denied again as they ended Exeter's hold on the BUCS Super Rugby Championship trophy with a 35-31 win.
17 April 2024

Women's National League Final - Preview: Can Loughborough halt a Hartpury dynasty?

Hartpury have been the unrivalled queens of women's university rugby and Loughborough are next in line to try and knock them off their perch.
16 April 2024

BUCS Super Rugby Preview: Exeter and Loughborough have led the way again - Their rivalry is set for another thrilling episode

Last year's BUCS Super Rugby final was one for the ages and old foes Exeter University and Loughborough are gearing up for a repeat as they battle to become the best in the land.
16 April 2024

Last four ties prove that the 'Showdown at the StoneX' is set to elevate university rugby even further

It will be a repeat of last year's final in BUCS Super Rugby while Loughborough crushed Exeter's dreams to set up a showdown with the irrepressible Hartpury in the Women's National League.
9 April 2024

James Gallagher: From Loughborough to Edinburgh and why TV companies should take punt on university rugby

The man who wore many hats at Loughborough has recently taken on a new role with Edinburgh Rugby - and university rugby is still a prominent theme for Gallagher.
7 February 2024

Mario Pichardie: Meet Loughborough University's Spanish sensation

Having already captained his country whilst playing 'peak' student rugby, one of Loughborough's shining stars reflects on the season so far and looks ahead to what the future may have in store.
29 December 2023

Record-breaking Loughborough put on attacking clinic as African Violet steal the show

Last year's BUCS Super Rugby league champions scored the most points, the most tries and secured the highest winning margin in the history of the competition after thrashing Swansea University.
23 November 2023

League champions Loughborough off the mark with battling win over Nottingham

After an absorbing 2022/2023 season, BUCS Super Rugby has made its return, with the first round of fixtures setting the tone for what should be another memorable campaign.
27 September 2023

Exclusive: New Scarlets fly-half Charlie Titcombe on Worcester, returning to Loughborough and achieving his dream

BUCS Super Rugby's Player of the Season has always wanted to play professional rugby and after the opportunity was taken away from him at Worcester, his sensational form for Loughborough attracted the attention of Scarlets.
15 June 2023

BUCS Super Rugby Final: Exeter clinch successive titles after BUCS Super Rugby final for the ages

After arguably the greatest BUCS Super Rugby final in history, the University of Exeter sealed consecutive titles as they defeated Loughborough University 48-44 following extra-time.
19 April 2023

'Where History Begins' - With the league title in the bag, can Loughborough do the double?

Director of Rugby Rhys Edwards explains the shift in focus which has enabled Loughborough to clinch the BUCS Super Rugby league title and why they aren't settling for just the domestic crown.
28 March 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

Matt Rogerson Exclusive: 'To be sat here approaching 100 games is something that I didn’t expect'

The London Irish skipper spoke to TRU ahead of his 100th appearance for the club and discussed his journey with the Exiles.
2 December 2022

Dan Kelly Exclusive: ‘We don’t do complacency at our place’

Despite missing out on the Gallagher Premiership final due to injury, Leicester's Dan Kelly is determined to come back stronger as the Tigers set their sights on defending their crown.
8 September 2022

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

"You could tell quickly that he was destined for big things" - Freddie Steward, England's rising star

Freddie Steward watched the 2019 World Cup final at Loughborough with his university teammates but just over two years later, one of England's most exciting talents is now set to face South Africa on Saturday.
19 November 2021

Thibaud Flament Exclusive: How Loughborough made me a professional rugby player

Having left Wasps at the end of last season, Toulouse’s Thibaud Flament spoke to Joe Harvey about his time at Loughborough University and his aspirations for the future.
28 December 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

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