News Archive, Category: Rugby

Team Bath come through tough test after busy exam period to complete BUCS Super Rugby league double over Hartpury

27 January 2023

Aaron James praised his Team Bath side’s “work and physicality” after they overcame a tough test from Hartpury to complete a BUCS Super Rugby league double over their West Country rivals. Converted tries from Duncan Hood, Ellis Horgan and Archie Griffin gave the Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV a 21-15 victory in a stop-start match played on the artificial surface at Dings Crusaders RFC in Bristol. It was the first match of the year...

New venue and kick-off time for Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby derby against Hartpury due to frozen pitch

25 January 2023

Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby match against Hartpury on Friday 27th January has been switched to Dings Crusaders RFC in Bristol due to the freezing weather conditions. The West Country derby will now kick-off at 3.15pm on the artificial surface at Shaftesbury Park in Frenchay, which also hosted Team Bath’s last match before the Christmas break – a 35-22 win over Leeds Beckett. The decision to move the game was taken following a pitch inspection...

Experience life as a Team Bath Futures athlete by coming along to free talent development taster day during February half-term

25 January 2023

Young athletes looking to progress in their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme taster day during the February 2023 half-term. Taking place at the Team Bath Sports Training Village (STV) from 9-11am on Thursday 16th February, the session is open to all aged between 10 and 18 who compete in sport or show great athletic potential. Futures athletes access bespoke weekly coaching sessions in Team Bath’s...

Josh Dingley and Sam Harris become latest Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players to earn England U20 Men call-up

09 January 2023

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby duo Josh Dingley and Sam Harris have been named in the 32-strong England U20 Men Elite Player Squad for 2023. Sport and Exercise Science student Harris (right in picture), who has impressed at fly-half for Bath Building Society-sponsored Team Bath this season, already has a cap at U20 level having played against France in June 2022. Dingley (left in picture), who plays both second row and back row, represented England...

More than 100 international medals won and new elite training centres opened during a stunning sporting 2022 at University of Bath

26 December 2022

World, European and Commonwealth champions were crowned, more than 100 international medals were won and new elite training centres were opened during another unforgettable year of sport at the University of Bath. The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games saw 37 sportspeople who train, study or studied at the University of Bath – named as the University of the Year in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023 – compete across nine different sports...

Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee Steve Borthwick appointed as new Men’s Head Coach of England Rugby

20 December 2022

Steve Borthwick, a University of Bath alumnus and Team Bath Hall of Fame for Sport inductee, has been appointed as the new England Rugby men’s head coach. Borthwick combined a top-class playing career – in which he captained England, Bath Rugby and Saracens – with studying Politics & Economics at the University, graduating in 2003. He has also had a successful coaching career, leading Leicester Tigers to the Premiership Rugby title earlier this year. Before...

VIDEO: Backs to the fore as five-try Team Bath head into BUCS Super Rugby Christmas break with victory over Leeds Beckett

14 December 2022

Team Bath will go into the Christmas break sitting second in the BUCS Super Rugby table after recording a bonus-point 35-22 victory over Leeds Beckett in bitterly-cold conditions at Shaftesbury Park, home of Bristol club Dings Crusaders. The men’s 1st XV, sponsored by Bath Building Society, scored five well-worked backs tries through Alfie Garside, Alex Clayton, Luca Mignot, Tom Carr-Smith and Sam Harris, the latter kicking all the conversions, as Team Bath recorded their eighth...

Team Bath looking for festive flourish as they take on Leeds Beckett in last BUCS Super Rugby match of 2022

14 December 2022

Team Bath will look to go into the Christmas break on a suitably high note as they take on Leeds Beckett in their last BUCS Super Rugby game of 2022. The Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV sit second in the table going into today’s match, which will now take place at the Shaftesbury Park home of Dings Crusaders RFC in Bristol at 2pm due to the freezing conditions. There are just two changes to...

Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby home match against Leeds Beckett moved to Shaftesbury Park in Bristol due to frozen pitch

12 December 2022

There is a new venue and kick-off time for Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby match against Leeds Beckett on Wednesday (14th December) due to the freezing weather conditions. It will now take place at the Shaftesbury Park home of Dings Crusaders RFC in Frenchay, Bristol at 2pm (click here for directions). The game had been scheduled to kick-off at 6.30pm at the Team Bath Sports Training Village but has been moved due to a frozen pitch,...

VIDEO: Duncan Hood’s late solo try secures hard-fought win in Cardiff as Team Bath get back to BUCS Super Rugby winning ways

08 December 2022

A superb solo try in the closing stages from Duncan Hood sealed an excellent 27-21 win in Cardiff as Team Bath immediately bounced back to BUCS Super Rugby winning ways on Wednesday. The Bath Building Society-sponsored men’s 1st XV were holding on to a single-point lead under pressure from the hosts when the Scotland U20 hooker collected a pass just inside the Cardiff half and feinted to pass before accelerating through a gap in the...

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