University Rugby

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

Nottingham Trent University pay tribute after tragic death of Tom Miller

Nottingham Trent University have paid tribute 1st XV captain Tom Miller following his tragic death.
17 December 2020

Exclusive: ‘The University of Exeter are one of the reasons for my success’ - Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani

From the Wednesday nights at Topsham Sports Ground to facing Tier One nations, Georgia’s Lasha Jaiani chats to Talking Rugby Union about his journey to the international stage and the progress of the Lelos.
4 December 2020

“It is no small challenge” - How the rise of Covid-19 within the student population is affecting university rugby

Covid-19 infection rates within the university population are in the spotlight, but how are rugby programmes navigating their way through the pandemic?
13 October 2020

Building Game-Speed with Dan Grange

It has been a long time since clubs last played a competitive game of rugby but Strength & Conditioning Coach Dan Grange has offered some innovative ways to freshen up your training sessions.
25 September 2020

Exclusive: From Durham Uni to Bristol Bears - Fitz Harding

Recently leaving Durham University for a professional contract with Bristol, Fitz Harding spoke to TRU about life as a Bear and looking back on his BUCS Super Rugby days.
12 August 2020

Exclusive: TRU Talks - BUCS Director of Delivery Jenny Morris

BUCS Director of Delivery Jenny Morris says there is still a chance that university sport could return before the beginning of next year.
30 July 2020

What UK University has the best rugby team?

Are you a fan of rugby and looking for the best university to enter? Read the post and learn more about the university that has the best rugby team in the UK.
21 July 2020

The roadmap for a return: How university teams are dealing with the coronavirus crisis

With the spotlight on the possible return of the Gallagher Premiership and when the community game may resume, spare a thought for university rugby which is set to come back in January.
3 July 2020

From BUCS to MLR - Adrian Wadden is hoping to make an impact at the Arrows

After three seasons wearing the purple of Leeds Beckett University, Adrian Wadden has returned to Canada in order to represent the Toronto Arrows in Major League Rugby.
24 June 2020

The changing face of college rugby with Colton Cariaga

With the first ever Major League Rugby Draft just over a day away, TRU's Joe Harvey has spoken to Life University Men’s Rugby head coach, Colton Cariaga about the process.
12 June 2020

AJ MacGinty: Going to Life University was massive for me

After finishing his education in Ireland, AJ MacGinty went straight to the Big Apple and he gives TRU an insight into what life was like as a young player in America ahead of the MLR Draft.
12 June 2020

The Growing Partnership of Manchester Metropolitan and Sale Sharks

Whilst it is the top division of university rugby which often grabs the headlines, Talking Rugby Union has been closely monitoring the progress of Manchester Metropolitan University as they continue their journey to the summit of the student game.
28 May 2020