University Rugby

Grant focused on a return trip to Twickenham

Scottish rugby player Coreen Grant played at Twickenham for Durham University back in April and now she has her sights set on returning there with Cambridge University in December.
12 November 2019

Perfect six for Durham at the summit of BUCS Super Rugby

Durham University maintained their fabulous start to the BUCS Super Rugby season by edging past Cardiff Met in Wales.
8 November 2019

Exeter edge past Leeds Beckett to stay on top

The University of Exeter got their BUCS Super Rugby campaign back on track thanks to a last-gasp victory over Leeds Beckett.
25 October 2019

Shanahan: 'Last year we lost too many lineouts and it cost us massively'

Cambridge University Head Coach James Shanahan gives Talking Rugby Union the low-down on his preparations for the Varsity Match against Oxford University.
17 October 2019

Swansea stun Bath to continue impressive start

Newly promoted Swansea University shocked the University of Bath in Round Three to maintain their solid start to life in BUCS Super Rugby.
11 October 2019

Exeter and Cardiff make it two on the bounce

The University of Exeter and Cardiff University claimed their second victories in a row as BUCS Super Rugby entered Round Two.
5 October 2019

BUCS Super Rugby is the goal, but new-look Newcastle won’t be rushed

Newcastle University have been knocking on the door of BUCS Super Rugby and despite new changes over the summer, immediate promotion isn’t a top objective
1 October 2019

Johnny Leota Column: I am backing Samoa!

Johnny Leota reflects on Samoa’s win over Russia + previews their clash with Scotland.
29 September 2019

South Wales cause the shocks on BUCS Super Rugby opening night

On Wednesday, the first major surprise of the Rugby World Cup occurred as Uruguay stunned Fiji and the shocks also filtered down to BUCS Super Rugby.
26 September 2019

BUCS Super Rugby preview and a new era in the Women’s game

The new university rugby campaign is almost here and as ever, there is plenty to get excited about this year.
24 September 2019

Jake Cooper-Woolley: Going to university was ‘very beneficial’ for my rugby career

Recently having left Wasps for pastures new in Sale, Jake Cooper-Woolley chatted to Joe Harvey about his journey in the game and why Cardiff University was a catalyst for his career.
23 August 2019

BUCS Super Rugby 2019/20: Champions Hartpury start by hosting Cardiff

The 2019/20 BUCS Super Rugby season is just over a month away and champions Hartpury begin the new campaign by hosting Cardiff University on 25th September.
23 August 2019

‘Outstanding’ Dombrandt impressing England coaches

John Mitchell admits Alex Dombrandt has been ‘quite outstanding’ during his time with the England squad as Eddie Jones’ side continue to prepare for the Rugby World Cup.
30 July 2019

Ross to use ‘New Zealand experience’ at NTU and Nottingham

David Ross has reiterated the importance of university rugby as he begins his new venture with Nottingham.
22 July 2019

Scottish-qualified Norville blazing a new Trail at Ealing and Brunel University London

Former Scotland under-20 cap Reuben Norville is buzzing ahead of the 2019/20 season as he looks to continue his rugby and education journey simultaneously thanks to an exciting link-up.
12 July 2019

Skeat Sevens set looking to kick on after summer success

Just over a week ago, Talking Rugby Union brought you the story of the England Universities sides that fought valiantly in the Nottinghamshire sunshine at the RFU National Finals.
10 July 2019

Heather Kerr and Clara Nielson: From two Twickenham meetings to facing the best teams in the world

As England prepare to take on France in their third match of the Super Series, university rugby was on the agenda as TRU spoke to two Red Roses who were involved in this year’s BUCS final.
10 July 2019

The Cardiff Met pathway which is continuing to thrive

In two months time, BUCS Super Rugby will be preparing to enter its fourth season and at Cardiff Met, their player pathway has certainly benefitted from the introduction of the league.
8 July 2019

University Rugby shines in the Nottingham sun

TRU’s Joe Harvey was in attendance at the Secure Trading National Sevens Series Finals on the weekend and he followed both English Universities sides during the competition.
1 July 2019

David Denton: Playing rugby doesn’t automatically mean you will be successful in life

Leicester Tigers and Scotland back-row David Denton explains why he is turning to education once again after concussion has halted his rugby career.
27 June 2019