University Rugby

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

No rain on Cardiff Met’s parade whilst Durham lead the way

Danny Milton’s side braved the elements to see off Hartpury in Round Four whilst there were victories for Durham, Exeter, Loughborough and a first win for Swansea.
21 October 2021

Durham and Cardiff Met remain unbeaten whilst it was a dream day for Exeter’s Tshiunza

Two sides maintained their strong starts to the season in BUCS Super Rugby, plus it was a memorable day for Christ Tshiunza who received a call-up to the Wales squad.
14 October 2021

Resilient Banatvala ready to take his rugby to the next level

Scottish loosehead prop Tom Banatvala is fully fit and ready to attack the rest of the 2021/22 rugby season with Durham University and hopefully the national under-20s team with gusto.
13 October 2021

Participation and enjoyment - why the University of Leeds are putting their players first

Whilst more competitive rugby returned across the student game on Wednesday, the University of Leeds are focused on reintegrating their players back into the sport.
7 October 2021

BUCS Super Rugby Round-Up: Beckett blow Bath away and Exeter thrash Swansea

The top league in the university game returned after an 18 month absence, but based on Round One's action, it was like BUCS Super Rugby had never been away.
29 September 2021

University Rugby is strengthening its status within professional pathways - and it is only going in one direction

With BUCS Super Rugby kicking off this week and the university game clicking back into life, the recognition this level of the sport is receiving is only increasing.
28 September 2021

BUCS Super Rugby: The blank canvas and why we are set for a season of intrigue

The perfect mix of stepping into the unknown and the excitement of a new term means we should be in for a fascinating BUCS Super Rugby campaign which begins on September 29th.
22 September 2021

Natasha Hunt: Gloucester-Hartpury are building both in the Allianz Premier 15s and further down the rugby pyramid

Combining her role with captaining Gloucester-Hartpury in the Allianz Premier 15s and coaching the university side in the BUCS National League, Natasha Hunt exclusively spoke to TRU about the pathway the club are providing.
3 September 2021

BUCS Super Rugby 2021/22 fixtures: Champions Durham begin title defence on the road

BUCS Super Rugby have announced their schedule for the 2021/22 season and TRU chatted to Durham University boss Alex Keay about the last 18 months + the return of the student game.
15 August 2021

Fiona Kennedy: "To lead Oxford in the Varsity Match is an amazing opportunity"

Speaking to TRU's Gary Heatly, the Oxford fly-half discusses why the Varsity Match is such a special occasion.
4 July 2021

Fundraising effort in Eilidh’s memory is a success: 'She was simply the best team mate and friend'

On International Women’s Day, it is fitting to mark the recent work done by the Stirling University Women’s rugby team
8 March 2021

Miles Reid Exclusive: F1 fanatic, tackle machine and one of Bath’s rising stars

Miles Reid has been one of Bath's shining lights this season and the young back-row spoke exclusively to TRU ahead of the Gallagher Premiership weekend.
5 March 2021

TRU Talks - Six Nations Special: Seb Negri

TRU are joined by Italian international Seb Negri to talk about the Azzurri's defeat to France in the opening round of the Six Nations + we preview their trip to England.
10 February 2021

Exclusive: Elliot Chilvers - It was nice to feel valued as an individual

With Ealing playing Saracens in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup this weekend, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to Trailfinders Rugby Academy graduate Elliot Chilvers.
5 February 2021

BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season cancelled due to 'unpredictable' coronavirus pandemic

BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] have confirmed that the BUCS Super Rugby 2020/21 season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
14 January 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

Rugby needs to ‘change its culture’ over concussion injuries

Dr Matthew Attwood of Cardiff Met University believes the resources are already out there to help reduce the number of concussion injuries
23 December 2020

Why wearable technologies could create more informed decisions around head injuries

Northumbria University are conducting extensive research into concussion injuries by testing wearable technologies on their leading rugby teams.
22 December 2020