The University of Bath rugby team have won the British Universities Rugby Sevens Championship for the first time.
The team beat Northumbria 20-7 in the final of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) final at Clifton Rugby Club in Bristol to secure the title.
Earlier the team beat Leeds Met 20-0, UWE 38-0 and Loughborough 19-5 to book a semi-final against Cardiff Met, a game they won 14-12 to progress to the final.
The result means the University of Bath team get to represent England at the European University Sevens on 31 May when they will face the top university sevens teams from Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France and Italy.
“It was an outstanding day for the boys,” said Aaron James, the University of Bath’s Head Coach. “It’s the first time the University of Bath has won a major BUCS rugby event and something we are very proud of.
“I was pleased with the way the players worked hard for each other all day in what were often tough, wet conditions. Our kick-offs, breakdown, defence and support play put us in a position win to the games we needed and secure the title.”
The University of Bath team were also runners-up in the BUCS Trophy, going down 19-7 to Gloucestershire in the final.
The University of Bath team will play at Bath Rugby’s Recreation Ground on two consecutive nights next week. On Tuesday 6 May they take on Bristol University in the Varsity match and on Wednesday 7 May they tackle Chippenham in the Bath Combination Cup final.
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