News Archive, Category: Rugby

Iesis Group brings up BUCS Super Rugby hat-trick as Rec date is announced for 2019 Anniversary Game

29 July 2019

Former Bath Rugby player and previous University of Bath rugby coach Iestyn Lewis has confirmed his company, the Iesis Group, will back its third successive Anniversary Game at the Recreation Ground on October 16, 2019. Bath students will take on Cardiff University in the annual fixture which is part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Super Rugby season. Thousands of spectators, including a strong away fan contingent, are expected to pack the Recreation Ground...

2019 Sports Personality of the Year Heleen Maes with Vice-Chancellor Ian White

Volleyballers spike three top prizes as Blues Awards celebrate another great year of student sport in Bath

09 May 2019

The 2019 Blues Awards proved to be a big hit for the University of Bath Volleyball Club as they claimed three of the top honours during the annual celebration of student sport. International Management student Heleen Maes – captain, coach, treasurer and social media officer for the club – was voted by her peers as Sports Personality of the Year and received the award from Vice Chancellor Professor Ian White moments after volleyball had been...

Trophy cheer as University of Bath RFC win at The Rec to secure Bath Combination Cup

18 April 2019

University of Bath RFC became Bath Combination Cup champions for the second time in four years on Wednesday night after overcoming Midsomer Norton at The Rec in front of a lively crowd. Right from the off Bath came out firing, intent on playing an expansive brand of rugby which saw them run in two early tries through Cal Barrett and Murray Bellis, with fly-half Tom Pitman converting both. Despite the Blue & Gold’s brave defensive...

Chance for a trophy as University of Bath rugby players head to The Rec for Bath Combination Cup final

17 April 2019

University of Bath rugby players will once again get to experience competing under the floodlights at The Rec tonight (Wednesday) when they take on Midsomer Norton RFC in the Bath Combination Cup final. Luke Trewella will captain the Blue & Gold in the trophy match, which is scheduled to kick-off at 8pm at the famous city-centre home of Bath Rugby. It is one of two finals taking place on the night, with Avon facing Combe...

University of Bath duo help England Students to home victory against France in opening international

14 April 2019

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby duo Will Partington and Jack Kenningham helped England Students record an impressive win in the first of their two international matches against France. Bath Rugby Academy player Partington started at full-back in Sunday’s 27-17 victory at Chester RFC, while Harlequins Academy forward Kenningham came off the bench for his England Students debut. The focus now turns to the away fixture, taking place on Friday (April 19) at the Stade Gilbert...

Fab four Team Bath players named in BUCS Super Rugby team of the year for 2018-19

10 April 2019

Four members of the squad that helped Team Bath enjoy their best-ever BUCS Super Rugby season have been selected in the league's overall team of the year. Captain Tom Doughty, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, is joined by fellow Bath Rugby Academy players Jack Davies - a Santander Scholar - and Will Partington in the XV. First-year Jack Kenningham - a Harlequins Academy player who was shortlisted for the BUCS Super Rugby...

Blue & Gold reign in the rain as they wrap up fourth Varsity victory against Cardiff Met

04 April 2019

Sporting students from the University of Bath are celebrating after winning their annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met for the fourth year running. It was a tightly-fought contest in the Welsh capital but, after 21 matches across 15 sports, the Blue & Gold finally took the honours by 59 points to 52. The SU Bath Sports Officer Andy Galloway said: “It was yet another fantastic Varsity over at Cardiff this year, with a record number...

Bath students Jack Kenningham and Will Partington earn call-up to England Students rugby squad for French tests

03 April 2019

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players Jack Kenningham and Will Partington are celebrating today after being called up to England Students to play their French counterparts later this month. The home fixture is on Sunday April 14 at Chester RFC, with the reverse away fixture billed for April 19 at the Stade Gilbert Santiago in Barbezieux-St Hilaire. Fleet-footed Partington, a prolific points kicker for Team Bath, plays at full-back but has also featured on the...

Hawks flying high as University touch rugby players add National Series crown to regional and international titles

30 March 2019

The University of Bath secured the University National Touch Rugby Series (UNTS) overall title as they claimed victory at the last tournament of the season. Having won three of the four previous tournaments this season, the Hawks only needed to make the semi-finals to guarantee overall series victory but they ensured they finished an excellent season – in which they lost just one of their 55 matches – in fitting style. The tournament was split...

Despite some sparkling moments, Hartpury took the spoils

Despite some sparkling moments it was semi-sadness for Bath at Hartpury

28 March 2019

Unable to capitalise on their form from two earlier-season league victories over Hartpury, the Blue and Gold of the University of Bath slipped to BUCS Super Rugby semi-final despair in Gloucestershire on Wednesday evening. In truth the 37-27 victory for Hartpury, playing at home, was deserved and founded largely on a consummate first-half in which their battling attack got the upper hand.  The Gloucester-based player-scholars had also done their defensive homework allowing them to repel...

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