News Archive, Category: Rugby

A graphic promoting the Discover Your Paralympic Potential event taking place at the University of Bath on Saturday 6th April 2024 for people with a physical impairment.

Discover Your Paralympic Potential and find your sport during ParalympicsGB event at the University of Bath

19 February 2024

Aspiring Paralympians will have chance to try out a range of sports during a ‘Discover Your Paralympic Potential’ day taking place at the University of Bath this April. Hosted by ParalympicsGB, the event on Saturday 6th April is open to anyone aged 10 and over with a physical impairment who dreams of competing at a Paralympic Games and unlocking the opportunities that sport provides. The Paralympic Potential programme offers people the chance to find out...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV beat Swansea 50-40 in BUCS Super Rugby in February 2024.

VIDEO: Bath run in seven tries but still have to dig deep for BUCS Super Rugby home victory over Swansea

15 February 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were involved in a second-successive high-scoring BUCS Super Rugby showdown but came out on top this time as they fought out a 50-40 home victory over Swansea. A week after their 53-36 defeat at Hartpury, the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts looked set to bounce back with a comfortable victory as they ran in four tries inside the opening 30 minutes through Max Pearce (2), Sam Mercer and Jack...

Coach’s pride as Archie Griffin’s senior Wales debut in Six Nations marks milestone moment for University of Bath rugby programme

13 February 2024

Student Archie Griffin’s senior international debut for Wales in the Guinness Six Nations is a shining example of how the University of Bath’s partnership with Bath Rugby is helping players develop, achieve and excel. That is the view of Aaron James, Head of Rugby at the University, who watched in pride as Griffin – a third-year Sports Performance student – took to the famous Twickenham field for Wales in the second half of Saturday’s hard-fought...

Rory Crum, Iwan Coyle, Jack Bennett and Neo Ivanovic-Brown scored tries for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in their BUCS Super Rugby defeat to Hartpury in February 2024

Six-try Bath pick up valuable bonus points during high-scoring BUCS Super Rugby derby defeat at Hartpury

07 February 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV played their part in an entertaining 14-try BUCS Super Rugby encounter against West Country rivals Hartpury on Wednesday. Six of the tries went to the Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors who, despite once again being without several players on U20 Six Nations duty, showed plenty of attacking intent to pick up a couple of valuable bonus points. However, it was the in-form hosts who built on a 29-17 half-time...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV squad huddle after their BUCS Super Rugby victory over Leeds Beckett in January 2024. CREDIT: Bob Bradford.

Battling Bath suffer last-gasp BUCS Super Rugby defeat on wet and windy night at Cardiff Met

01 February 2024

A converted try deep into added time from Cardiff Met condemned the University of Bath men’s 1st XV to a frustrating 15-12 defeat at the hands of their Varsity rivals in a fiercely-fought BUCS Super Rugby encounter. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors made just one enforced change to the XV that started the previous week’s home win over Leeds Beckett, tighthead prop Alfie Griffin coming in for Billy Sela who is on England U20 Six...

Ted Johnson leads the celebrations as the University of Bath men's 1st XV beat Leeds Beckett 24-12 in BUCS Super Rugby, January 2024. PICTURE: Bob Bradford.

VIDEO: Four-try Bath make winning start to 2024 with hard-earned BUCS Super Rugby home victory over Leeds Beckett

25 January 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV made a winning start to 2024 as they claimed a bonus-point victory over Leeds Beckett in their first BUCS Super Rugby match of the year. Ted Johnson (pictured top), Tom Cowan, Jasper Spandler and Iwan Coyle all touched down for the hosts, sponsored by Bath Building Society, as they recorded a hard-earned 24-12 success at the Team Bath Sports Training Village. Bath were missing a number of players...

University of Bath student Gabriella Nigrelli in action for Englsnd Women U20s. CREDIT: Mark Fletcher

First senior Red Roses call-up for University of Bath student Gabriella Nigrelli as preparations begin for 2024 Guinness Women’s Six Nations

18 January 2024

University of Bath student Gabriella Nigrelli has been named in the England Rugby Women’s training squad as preparations begin for the Guinness Women’s Six Nations in late March. The back-row forward, who studies Civil and Architectural Engineering, is among six uncapped players in the 38-strong squad selected by Head Coach John Mitchell for the Red Roses’ first camp of 2024. Nigrelli has previously represented England at U20 level. Joining the Bristol Bears Women player in...

Archie Griffin in BUCS Super Rugby action for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in March 2023

University of Bath student-rugby player Archie Griffin named in Wales squad for 2024 Guinness Six Nations

16 January 2024

University of Bath student Archie Griffin is in contention for a first senior Wales cap after being named in their 2024 Guinness Six Nations squad. The tighthead prop is in his third year of combining a Sports Performance degree with representing Bath Rugby and has progressed through their Academy to the Premiership, making four appearances so far this season. A Wales U18 and U20 international, Griffin has also impressed for the University men’s 1st XV...

University of Bath props Billy Sela and Scott Kirk both played for England U20s against Bath United in January 2024

University of Bath students in action for both sides as Bath Rugby United beat England U20 in entertaining encounter

08 January 2024

A host of University of Bath students were in action for both sides when England U20 took on Bath Rugby United in an entertaining match at Shaftesbury Park in Bristol. Business student Austin Emens, fresh from making his GB Rugby 7s debut, continued an impressive season as he lined-up as a guest for Bath United – and promptly opened the scoring following a slick backs move. There were further first-half tries from Sports Performance student...

A composite graphic featuring University of Bath-based athletes (clockwise from top left) Piers Gilliver, Joe Choong, Matt Weston, Suzanna Hext, the Bath women's 1sts tennis team, four-man bobsleigh, James Guy and Tom Dean, and Suzanna Hext who have all enjoyed success during 2023

Six World Champions crowned, hundreds of athletes hosted and student success – another stellar year of sport at University of Bath

20 December 2023

With the dawn of a new Olympic and Paralympic year upon us, University of Bath-based sportspeople will be looking to build on the outstanding global success they enjoyed during a memorable 2023. Six athletes were crowned as World Champions – Joe Choong (modern pentathlon); Matt Weston (skeleton); Tom Dean, James Guy and Suzanna Hext (swimming); and Piers Gilliver (wheelchair fencing) – while others secured historic podium placings and continental crowns. In total a stunning 74...

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