University of Exeter

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

Exeter seal BUCS Super Rugby league title as focus begins to shift towards the play-offs

The reigning BSR champions lifted the domestic trophy for the first time in five years but now the Green and Whites are targeting the league and cup double.
29 February 2024

'It's just another step of something we are getting right within our partnership with Exeter University'

A home tie in the Champions Cup banked and with them going well in the Premiership, things seem to be on the up at Sandy Park - and Exeter Chiefs' budding relationship with the university recently hit another high point.
23 January 2024

Will Becconsall Interview: "The structure of play is all very linked so they can keep everyone progressing in both environments"

Exclusive: The scrum-half tells TRU's Ben King how much of an influence the university game had on him making his Exeter Chiefs debut last season + his hopes for this campaign.
2 November 2023

Double delight for Exeter in BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League

A second victory of the campaign for the current BUCS Super Rugby champions represents the ideal start to the season while Exeter's Women's side exacted some revenge.
5 October 2023

Exclusive – Ollie Leatherbarrow on uni rugby lessons, Exeter and Newcastle Falcons

As he settles into life with Newcastle Falcons, former University of Exeter and Exeter Chiefs back-row forward spoke to Joe Harvey about BUCS Super Rugby and his arrival at Kingston Park.
30 June 2023

"It was a Hartpury v Exeter final in BUCS too" - Why university rugby is a key theme in this year's Allianz Premier 15s finale

History beckons for one of Gloucester-Hartpury or Exeter Chiefs in the Allianz Premier 15s final but the overlap of their university rugby programmes certainly adds an extra dimension to Saturday's big dance.
22 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

BUCS Women's National League Final: Hartpury beat Exeter to go back-to-back

Natasha Hunt's Hartpury retained their Women's National League Championship crown by beating the University of Exeter 45-12 at Saracens' StoneX Stadium.
19 April 2023

Tom Hitchcock Interview: 'BUCS Super Rugby and my time at university is the next best thing outside of being a professional'

Having helped the University of Exeter achieve BUCS Super Rugby glory last April, the London Irish centre will come up against one or two familiar faces in Sunday's Premiership Rugby Cup final.
19 March 2023

Exclusive – Edinburgh lock Sam Skinner on how BUCS rugby Exeter University shaped his career

Having had his career launched at the University of Exeter, Edinburgh and Scotland lock forward Sam Skinner spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about why playing BUCS rugby was integral to his development, the growth of the university game and his move north of the border.
7 December 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

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

Exclusive: Jo Yapp talks uni rugby and growing Worcester Warriors Women

With the BUCS Women’s National League Final coming to Sixways this week, two-time BUCS winning coach, Jo Yapp, spoke to TRU about her all-beating University of Exeter team and her current role with Worcester Warriors Women.
11 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

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

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

Inside the University of Exeter pathway and why it is benefitting the Red Roses

England face world champions New Zealand on Sunday at Sandy Park and the Exeter influence is wider than just the venue for this opening autumn international.
29 October 2021