Loughborough Students

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

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

Dan Kelly - Flying the flag for Ireland and Loughborough

With the Six Nations having prematurely ended for Ireland this season, Ireland U20s centre Dan Kelly spoke to Talking Rugby Union about fitting in with the Ireland squad and playing for Loughborough University.
12 March 2020

Lewis Holsey on the faith of Worcester Warriors and working hard to achieve his goal

Worcester Warriors have made an encouraging start to the season - and their belief in youth and development is continuing to grow.
20 December 2019

Loughborough programme can be ‘the best’ in women’s rugby

As the women’s game continues to flourish in 2019, Joe Harvey spoke to Loughborough Lightning head coach Rhys Edwards about their developing rugby programme.
20 June 2019

I don't think I would be where I am if I hadn't been at Loughborough - Miller

Isaac Miller believes his time at Loughborough University was vital as he sets his sights on making the grade in the Gallagher Premiership.
19 December 2018

Atkinson: University rugby is a vital pathway

Wasps’ Joe Atkinson spoke to TRU about the importance of his time at Loughborough University and the positive beginning to his Premiership career.
13 September 2018

Loughborough trio ready to make the grade with London Scottish

The Championship outfit have recruited three players from Loughborough for the 2018-19 campaign and TRU had a chat with the Exiles’ new signings.
27 June 2018

Callum Watson on why he still has unfinished business

Callum Watson has revealed he still has a point to prove after moving away from London Irish to join Loughborough University.
29 March 2018

Sarries star Segun praises university rugby

Saracens winger Rotimi Segun admits getting involved with university rugby is a brilliant opportunity for players to showcase their abilities.
21 March 2018

Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas excited by new challenge with Loughborough

Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas has achieved a great deal in a short space of time, but he is now taking on a new challenge.
2 November 2017

Leicester Tigers form new association with Loughborough University

Leicester Tigers have confirmed a new deal with Loughborough University to provide development opportunities for coaches and young talents.
25 July 2017

England Students have to settle for draw against Ireland

England Students were denied a victory in their first international as Andy Keating scored a late converted try to snatch a share of the spoils for Ireland Universities.
2 April 2017

Hartpury’s lead cut after Loughborough defeat

Hartpury College missed out on the chance to extend their advantage at the top of BUCS Super Rugby table after a dramatic defeat against Loughborough.
2 February 2017

Loughborough move to the summit of Super Rugby

With Hartpury College not in action until Friday, Loughborough have gone top of BUCS Super Rugby thanks to a victory over Leeds Beckett.
17 November 2016

Rising star Bar Bartlett enjoying life on the south coast with the Cornish Pirates

Cornish Pirates’ summer signing Bar Bartlett tells TRU about his time with Loughborough, his inspirations and life in Cornwell.
12 September 2016