News Archive, Category: Rugby

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar have been named in the England Rugby Students squad, March 2017

Will Britton and Charlie Dunbar named in England Rugby Students squad for April internationals

29 March 2017

University of Bath men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton (left) and centre Charlie Dunbar (right) have been named in the England Rugby Students squad for two international matches next week. Britton, who studies Sport & Social Sciences, and Dunbar, a Sport & Exercise Science student, were both initially selected in the 42-man training squad before impressing coaches during a day of training in Coventry last week. England team manager Paul Baty, head coach Aaron James – who...

University of Bath captain Will Britton at the launch of the 2016 BUCS Super Rugby league at Twickenham

Vote University of Bath skipper Will Britton for BUCS Super Rugby star player award

27 March 2017

University of Bath men’s 1st XV captain Will Britton needs your support after being short-listed for the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby Fans’ Player of the Year award. The Sport & Social Sciences student, who plays in the second row, was an inspirational figure as he led the Blue and Gold to a fifth-placed finish in the league season and to within one score of a Twickenham final in the knockout stages. Voting is now under...

England international Alex Lane in action for the University of Bath men's 1sts in the 2017 BUCS Big Wednesday badminton final

High praise for University of Bath as BUCS Big Wednesday provides a feast of spectacular student sport

23 March 2017

An Olympic gold medallist was among the hundreds of athletes from across the country competing at the University of Bath this week as it hosted BUCS Big Wednesday, the culmination of the student sporting season. More than 100 teams contested a total of 52 finals across 14 different sports during two outstanding days of competition across the Claverton Down campus, with action taking place in the £30m Sports Training Village, the Founders’ Hall and on...

UKAD chairman Trevor Pearce (right) presents the accreditation plaque to University of Bath Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley

University of Bath proud to be awarded ‘elite status’ accreditation by UK Anti-Doping

20 March 2017

The University of Bath has become the latest university to complete UK Anti-Doping (UKAD)’s Accreditation Programme. The University has shown its firm commitment and dedication to clean sport by completing the programme and achieving the highest level of ‘elite status’. The Accreditation Programme was launched in 2012 to recognise and enhance the work being conducted by universities, colleges and schools in the UK, in support of UKAD’s prevention strategy and vision of clean sport. The...

The University of Bath players are heartbroken after their BUCS Rugby Championships semi-fiinal defeat to Hartpury, March 2017

Heartbreak but pride for University of Bath as Twickenham bid falls just short

14 March 2017

A valiant display from the University of Bath men’s 1st XV was not quite enough to earn them a trip to Twickenham as Hartpury College held on to reach the BUCS Rugby Championship final. Hartpury – the BUCS Super Rugby league champions and unbeaten at home all season – were forced to defend desperately on their own line for the last ten minutes of an enthralling semi-final as Bath threw everything at them in an...

WATCH LIVE: University of Bath visit Hartpury in BUCS Rugby Champs semi-finals

14 March 2017

The University of Bath men's 1st XV play their biggest match of the season so far tonight when they visit local rivals Hartpury College in the BUCS Rugby Championships semi-finals (6.30pm). The winners of the game, which you can watch live on the YouTube video below, will book a trip to Twickenham Stadium for the final against either Exeter University or Loughborough University on March 30. Hartpury were crowned as champions of the inaugural BUCS...

BUCS Western Conference Cup finals, March 2017. University of Bath beat Marjons in the women's rugby cup final

Western finals mark start of huge month of BUCS student sport at University of Bath

09 March 2017

The first of two major student sporting events at the University of Bath during March saw teams from across the region contest the BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] Western Conference Cup Finals this week. Students from 15 universities and colleges in Wales and the South West of England competed in 12 different sports during an action-packed day on campus, with finals taking place in the Sports Training Village, the Founders’ Hall and the outdoor...

University of Bath men's 1st XV celebrate after beating Durham University 20-19 in the BUCS Rugby Championships quarter-finals, March 2017

One win from Twickenham as men’s 1st XV record dramatic BUCS Rugby Champs win at Durham

08 March 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV are just one win from Twickenham after a dramatic 20-19 victory in Tuesday’s BUCS Rugby Championship quarter-final at Durham University. Will Flinn’s outstanding conversion from the touchline with eight minutes to go, following a fine try from Dan Rowland, proved to be the difference between the teams after a titanic tussle. However, Durham twice had chances to win it in the closing stages through Charlie Norman penalties but...

The IKON Construction-sponsored University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby squad after their win against Cardiff Met, February 2017

Second-half turnaround secures victory for Bath in final match of BUCS Super Rugby regular season

23 February 2017

The University of Bath Rugby Men's 1st XV ended the BUCS Super Rugby regular season with an impressive 25-19 away win over Durham University on Wednesday. Trailing 14-10 at half-time, Bath battled to victory thanks to tries from Jake Allen, Conor McGrath and Jack Davies, and two penalties and two conversions from Hugo Stiles. The result sets up a fascinating showdown between the same two teams in the quarter-finals of the BUCS Rugby Championship - the...

Top-five finish in BUCS Super Rugby provides positive platform for Blue and Gold

22 February 2017

Director of Rugby Aaron James believes the University of Bath have laid strong foundations for future success in BUCS Super Rugby after an encouraging first season in the new national competition. The Blue and Gold men’s 1st XV – sponsored by IKON Construction – play their final match of the regular league campaign at Durham University tonight (6.30pm) knowing they will finish fifth overall having won six of their 13 games so far. They will...

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