University Rugby

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

Derby day was always a highlight for Dombrandt

Harlequins' Alex Dombrandt chats to Talking Rugby Union about the excitement of Welsh derbies at University level as well as his season at the Stoop.
4 December 2019

Beckett up to third, Hartpury thump Northumbria and Durham bounce back

Leeds Beckett University have moved into the top three of BUCS Super Rugby after an excellent win on the road against Swansea University.
29 November 2019

Durham tighten grip at the top after defeating Exeter

Durham University secured arguably their most significant victory of the season so far as they beat the University of Exeter in a top of the table clash.
15 November 2019

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