University Rugby

Sister act: ‘Tactically astute’ Rachel joins sibling Sarah in Six Nations squad

In recent years, Scotland have had a number of sisters playing for the women’s national team - the McMillans and the Nelsons immediately spring to mind - and now the Law siblings could be set to join that exclusive club.
24 January 2020

Josh Hodge - The Six Nations apprentice

The headlines from Eddie Jones' Six Nations squad announcement may have surrounded Saracens and the salary cap saga, but for TRU, there was a name on the apprentice list which grabbed the attention.
22 January 2020

BUCS Super Rugby 'now a real viable pathway' - Alex Keay

The BUCS Super Rugby competition resumes later this month and continues to go from strength-to-strength, according to Durham University Director of Rugby Alex Keay.
15 January 2020

Boyle-ing point: Connor on top form ahead of a big couple of months

In just over three weeks time, the best young players from Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France and Italy will begin to battle it out in the under-20 Six Nations.
8 January 2020

Jack the lad: Owlett buzzing as he aims to impress at Wasps in 2020

It is fitting that in a week where the University of Exeter had a very positive result in BUCS Super Rugby that one of their alumni is continuing to make his way in the professional game.
20 December 2019

Hugo Stiles: Former BUCS Super Rugby star on life in Hong Kong

Speaking in the wake of their heart-breaking loss to South Korea, Hong Kong Sevens player and former University of Bath student Hugo Stiles chatted to Joe Harvey.
17 December 2019

Durham cruise to win against Swansea

BUCS Super Rugby table toppers Durham University remain in control of the division after a bonus-point win over Swansea University.
13 December 2019

Alun Wyn Davies Column: Cardiff derby has that added spice

In our first BUCS Super Rugby column of the season, former Cardiff University Director of Rugby Alun Wyn Davies shares his thoughts on Wednesday’s derby at Arms Park + the direction university rugby’s top division is heading in.
10 December 2019

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