University Rugby

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

Simon Culley Interview: “We make it tough for teams to come and play here but we know Bath will come with quality"

Durham head coach looks ahead to a home BUCS Super Rugby quarter-final after the Palatinate finished the regular season in fourth spot.
26 March 2024

Pip Hendy Exclusive: 'There is no big secret to our success - We’re just being successful at enjoying our rugby'

The 20-year-old winger is thriving at Premiership league leaders Gloucester-Hartpury as well as in the university set-up, where silverware is very much the currency of success in both environments.
8 March 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

Billy Sela Exclusive: 'BUCS Super Rugby has prepared me well for these Six Nations games'

England Under-20s' power up front has been a noticeable weapon during the Six Nations and an important cog in this has been University of Bath prop Billy Sela.
23 February 2024

Exeter react, Hartpury one step closer and Loughborough surge continues

After a thrilling set of recent fixtures, both BUCS Super Rugby and the Women's National League are set up for an enthralling last few games of the regular season.
15 February 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

Cardiff Met inflict first home defeat of season on Durham while Exeter and Hartpury march on

There was no mistake from current national champions Exeter or Hartpury in the top tiers of university rugby last week while Cardiff Met and Bath nudged themselves closer to the top four in BUCS Super Rugby.
29 January 2024

Sebastian Ferreira: 'There are a high number players who will definitely end up winning high honours thanks to the Championship'

Nottingham lock says there is a buzz around the Championship and the second tier should be cherished.
24 January 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

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

League leaders suffer defeats as 'endless entertainment' continues in university rugby

With Exeter losing their unbeaten record and Edinburgh closing the gap to Cardiff Met, both BUCS Super Rugby and the Women's National League showcased its famed unpredictability.
8 December 2023

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

Zach Kerr Exclusive: I try not to look at comments - I just block certain accounts and key words so I'm not seeing that stuff

It is always a challenge for any young player trying to find their way in professional rugby, but social media abuse can add to that pressure. Newcastle's Zack Kerr understands the negative impact it can have.
26 November 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

LJ Lewis Exclusive: Red Roses success gives us lots of good things to signpost our players to

The England U20s head coach chats to TRU's Ben King about unearthing the next generation of stars, the impact of a home World Cup in 2025 and the quality that lies within university rugby.
16 November 2023

A break for BUCS Super Rugby - so what's the state of play after the first six rounds?

The top-flight of university rugby will return next week and Exeter have begun the campaign like a side on a mission.
8 November 2023