University Rugby

Desire, half-time wisdom and indoor cricket – How the England Students beat France

Following the England Students’ 16-15 win over France Universities at Kingston Park last Friday, TRU’s Joe Harvey spoke to coaches and members of the playing squad about their week and how the team rallied to beat the French.
26 April 2022

England Students beat France Universities 16-15 at Kingston Park

England Students picked up a 16-15 win over France Universities at Kingston Park on Friday afternoon, the boot of Loughborough’s Charlie Titcombe doing the work in the northeast as the Students returned after three years.
22 April 2022

Mark Wilson Exclusive: Former England flanker on coaching England Students

Ahead of the England Students’ return this Friday afternoon against France at Kingston Park, former England flanker, Mark Wilson, spoke about coaching the team with Darren Fearn and his thoughts on the value of university rugby.
22 April 2022

Exeter leave it late to overcome Durham and clinch an historic BUCS Super Rugby title

The Palatinate had topped the table in the domestic season in BSR, but Dafydd Jenkins's late try saw Exeter pick up their first Championship crown since 2016.
13 April 2022

Near misses of years gone by cannot be in Exeter's thoughts as they target university rugby's biggest prize

Having progressed to the latter stages in BUCS Super Rugby in recent years, the Green and Whites are determined to finally get their hands on the championship title.
13 April 2022

Edinburgh University skipper Sarah Denholm and her squad out to emulate the 'Class of 2017'

Denholm was part of the Edinburgh side who were denied an appearance in the final in 2020 due to the pandemic, but the Scottish outfit are back on the big stage and ready to add another title to their list of honours.
12 April 2022

Exclusive: Jo Yapp talks uni rugby and growing Worcester Warriors Women

With the BUCS Women’s National League Final coming to Sixways this week, two-time BUCS winning coach, Jo Yapp, spoke to TRU about her all-beating University of Exeter team and her current role with Worcester Warriors Women.
11 April 2022

Durham University well represented as England Students return

After a long absence due to funding cuts and Covid-19, England Students will take on French Universities at Kingston Park on April 22nd in a standalone fixture.
8 April 2022

Fitz Harding Exclusive: “University rugby can be a breeding ground”

Bristol Bears announced the signing of three exciting prospects from BUCS Super Rugby this week and Durham University graduate Fitz Harding discusses how student rugby paved his way to the big time.
8 April 2022

Determined Davies wants Durham double before he heads south this summer

After defeating Loughborough in the semi-finals, the Durham University skipper has one final assignment to complete before he joins Bristol Bears as the Palatinate aim for a BUCS Super Rugby league and cup double.
30 March 2022

Nottingham enter BUCS Super Rugby play-off on cloud nine after pulsating Vase win

Paul Westgate’s side completed part one of what could be a memorable season whilst the University of Exeter ended the campaign with a league and cup double on BUCS Big Wednesday.
24 March 2022

A trip to Cardiff Met - Why the Archers really are a "popular breeding ground" for future stars

As England prepare to face Wales, there will be some noise surrounding Alex Dombrandt given his affiliation with Cardiff Met and whilst he is one of the university's biggest stars, TRU's Joe Harvey took a closer look into the fabric of the Archers.
23 February 2022

Exclusive: Gloucester’s Freddie Clarke on his 100th appearance, responsibility and playing Bath

Making his 100th appearance for Gloucester at the start of December, lock forward Freddie Clarke spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his personal landmark, getting further responsibilities and the club’s season so far.
23 December 2021

Exclusive: Max Clementson on Chinnor, time at Hartpury and joining England Sevens

On the week he was announced as a core player for England Sevens, Chinnor RFC flanker Max Clementson spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey + he gave his thoughts ahead of the club's National One clash with Rams RFC.
15 December 2021

Exclusive: Harlequins’ Jack Kenningham on uni rugby, crowds and Europe

Ahead of his Champions Cup bow against Castres, Harlequins’ flanker Jack Kenningham spoke to TRU’s Joe Harvey about his rise to the top, time at the University of Bath and the joy of playing in front of fans.
9 December 2021

‘Uncomplicated and exceptional’ - Tom Pearson: BUCS Super Rugby’s latest graduate

The London Irish forward has played his part in the Exiles’ recent upturn in fortunes and TRU heard from his former and current head coach about the 22-year-old’s rise to the Premiership.
3 December 2021

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