University Rugby

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

Sally Stott: “I will treasure the years I have spent playing for Edinburgh University”

For now, there is no BUCS Championship final to look forward to for Edinburgh University women’s squad given the current situation which goes far beyond rugby, but they can still look back on a positive 2019/20 with pride.
20 March 2020

BUCS Super Rugby graduates Duff and Forrester cross paths at Moseley

After helping their respective universities reach the BUCS Super Rugby final last season, Chester Duff and James Forrester now find themselves in National One with Birmingham Moseley.
19 March 2020

BUCS Championship Finals suspended

This season's BUCS Championship finals at the Ricoh Arena have been suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak.
16 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

Keay: 'The players have made a statement'

Alex Keay has admitted the hunger expressed by his Durham players to build on their successful BUCS Super Rugby domestic campaign can fuel a run to the Championship final.
8 March 2020

Charlie Venables - Juggling a Masters, Super Rugby and playing in the Championship

Charlie Venables' rugby journey has certainly been an interesting one. At the age of 23, he has already represented England Counties U20s, England Universities Sevens and Sale Sharks in the Premiership 7s, whilst also been an ever-present in Leeds Beckett's BUCS Super Rugby side.
4 March 2020

Durham extend lead at the top as Exeter move second

BUCS Super Rugby leaders Durham maintained their good post-Christmas form with yet another win. Beating the University of Bath 38-0 in Somerset, Exeter moved to second in the league after a last-minute winner over Cardiff secured them five points.
13 February 2020

Durham beat Leeds Beckett to stay top

A late penalty try helped Durham University defeat title rivals Leeds Beckett as the North-East side moved five points clear at the top of BUCS Super Rugby.
8 February 2020

University of Bath’s Aaron James - 'It's great to be part of a pretty good story'

England U20s kicked off their Six Nations campaign with a win over France and the University of Bath's Max Ojomoh is continuing to take everything in his stride.
6 February 2020

Sister act: ‘Tactically astute’ Rachel joins sibling Sarah in Six Nations squad

In recent years, Scotland have had a number of sisters playing for the women’s national team - the McMillans and the Nelsons immediately spring to mind - and now the Law siblings could be set to join that exclusive club.
24 January 2020

Josh Hodge - The Six Nations apprentice

The headlines from Eddie Jones' Six Nations squad announcement may have surrounded Saracens and the salary cap saga, but for TRU, there was a name on the apprentice list which grabbed the attention.
22 January 2020

BUCS Super Rugby 'now a real viable pathway' - Alex Keay

The BUCS Super Rugby competition resumes later this month and continues to go from strength-to-strength, according to Durham University Director of Rugby Alex Keay.
15 January 2020

Boyle-ing point: Connor on top form ahead of a big couple of months

In just over three weeks time, the best young players from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France and Italy will begin to battle it out in the under-20 Six Nations.
8 January 2020

Jack the lad: Owlett buzzing as he aims to impress at Wasps in 2020

It is fitting that in a week where the University of Exeter had a very positive result in BUCS Super Rugby that one of their alumni is continuing to make his way in the professional game.
20 December 2019

Hugo Stiles: Former BUCS Super Rugby star on life in Hong Kong

Speaking in the wake of their heart-breaking loss to South Korea, Hong Kong Sevens player and former University of Bath student Hugo Stiles chatted to Joe Harvey.
17 December 2019

Durham cruise to win against Swansea

BUCS Super Rugby table toppers Durham University remain in control of the division after a bonus-point win over Swansea University.
13 December 2019

Alun Wyn Davies Column: Cardiff derby has that added spice

In our first BUCS Super Rugby column of the season, former Cardiff University Director of Rugby Alun Wyn Davies shares his thoughts on Wednesday’s derby at Arms Park + the direction university rugby’s top division is heading in.
10 December 2019

Josh Beaumont Column: You start to understand how much you miss playing the game

In his latest column for Talking Rugby Union, Josh Beaumont reflects on his unfortunate long-term injury, Sale’s Premiership & Champions Cup form + he looks at Exeter’s visit to the AJ Bell as well as two teams close to his heart…
6 December 2019

Durham and Beckett excel against current champions

Durham University and Leeds Beckett both produced impressive displays this week as the top two in BUCS Super Rugby sent out a statement to the rest of the division.
5 December 2019