University Rugby

'Where History Begins' - With the league title in the bag, can Loughborough do the double?

Director of Rugby Rhys Edwards explains the shift in focus which has enabled Loughborough to clinch the BUCS Super Rugby league title and why they aren't settling for just the domestic crown.
28 March 2023

Tom Pearson Exclusive: Battle for the top four, time at Cyncoed & England

Ahead of London Irish’s St. Patrick’s Party at the Gtech Community Stadium this Saturday, Tom Pearson spoke exclusively with TRU’s Joe Harvey about his club’s ambitions, his rise from university rugby and international ambition.
24 March 2023

Tom Hitchcock Interview: 'BUCS Super Rugby and my time at university is the next best thing outside of being a professional'

Having helped the University of Exeter achieve BUCS Super Rugby glory last April, the London Irish centre will come up against one or two familiar faces in Sunday's Premiership Rugby Cup final.
19 March 2023

Win against Wales was “electric” - now Jake Parkinson is keen to kick on with Scotland U20s

Ealing and Brunel youngster Jake Parkinson is embracing every second of his time with Scotland U20s, who are looking to build on their recent success against Wales this weekend.
21 February 2023

Cardiff Met give unprecedented access to university’s ‘breeding ground’ for rugby stars

In an 'All or Nothing' type series, Sport Media students at Cardiff Met have been documenting the highs and lows of their BUCS Super Rugby side throughout the 2022-23 campaign.
16 February 2023

Saracens' StoneX Stadium to host 2023 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League finals

Saracens' StoneX Stadium is to host the 2022-23 BUCS Super Rugby and Women's National League Championship finals on Wednesday 19th April.
26 January 2023

Ruaridh McConnochie: ‘I couldn’t believe it when Gregor called me’

Following his call-up to the Scotland national team, Bath wing Ruaridh McConnochie says that it has been “surreal” to be named in Gregor Townsend’s squad for the Guinness Six Nations.
18 January 2023

The glory days were special at Cardiff Met - but a new era for the Archers is beginning to shine through

Silverware and developing stars of the future such as England's Tatyana Heard used to be the currency of success at Cardiff Met but under the guidance of former player, captain and now head coach Lisa Newton, the Archers are building again.
4 November 2022

BUCS Double-Header: Cardiff Met stun Hartpury in second-half to win 26-25 at Kingsholm

On a blustery Wednesday night in Gloucester at Kingsholm, Cardiff Met picked up an invaluable win 26-25 over home team Hartpury to boost themselves up the BUCS Super Rugby table following two back-to-back losses.
2 November 2022

BUCS Double-Header: Champions Hartpury defeat stubborn Cardiff Met to go three from three

Hartpury University maintained their 100 per cent start to the BUCS National League season with a hard-fought 29-14 victory against Cardiff Met in testing weather conditions at Kingsholm.
2 November 2022

The Varsity Matches Return to the Home of England Rugby this Spring

Oxford and Cambridge will resume their iconic rivalry at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 25th March 2023, in partnership with global investment banking firm Jefferies.
20 October 2022

Cardiff claim another eye-catching win to head BUCS Super Rugby standings

The Welsh university won just six games in the entirety of last season, but three straight victories to begin this term have caught the attention.
12 October 2022

Why Claire Cruikshank's involvement with Scotland is another major tick in the box for university rugby

Cruikshank is one of several excellent coaches in charge of women's rugby programmes at university level and experiencing a World Cup will only help drive the standards at Edinburgh and across the BUCS National League.
6 October 2022

Max Brown guides Nottingham to debut BUCS Super Rugby triumph

BUCS Super Rugby's newcomers get off to a dream start, Hartpury and Cardiff Met come from behind and Durham and Cardiff grind out solid wins.
29 September 2022

Rhys Charalambous & Martin Mulhall – Meet the BUCS Super Rugby standouts who now call Bristol Bears home

Rhys Charalambous and Martin Mulhall where just two of a clutch of players recruited by Bristol Bears’ Pat Lam from BUCS Super Rugby last season. They spoke to TRU's Joe Harvey about life in the Premiership so far and memories of Uni rugby days.
27 September 2022

Student rugby experience has helped many Scots, including Meryl Smith

A core of past and present Edinburgh University players run through Scotland's World Cup squad and Smith is certainly a talent to look out for in New Zealand.
23 September 2022

Harry Bennett Exclusive - The former New York fly-half carving rugby futures at UCLA

After retiring from professional rugby earlier this year to take charge of UCLA’s rugby programme, former Rugby New York fly-half, Harry Bennett, spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about the challenges he faces in California and bridging the gap between university and professional rugby in the USA.
11 August 2022

BUCS Super Rugby fixtures: Champions Exeter host Hartpury, new boys Nottingham take on Leeds Beckett

Hartpury University will visit BUCS Super Rugby champions the University of Exeter in the opening week of the 2022-23 season, whilst Women's National League winners Hartpury face Durham.
24 July 2022

Archie Kellett - Former Sale youngster aiming high with Manchester Met

Archie Kellett had a fruitful end to the season with MMU and English Universities on the Sevens circuit, but now he is hungry to achieve more as preparations begin for the new campaign.
11 July 2022

Why the 'Sporting Glastonbury' can spark the amateur Sevens circuit back to life

A Covid affected 2021 meant many tournaments fell by the wayside, but having returned to a sense of normality, festivals such as Bournemouth 7s are an opportunity for players and teams alike to shine once again.
1 June 2022