News Archive, Category: Rugby

Team Bath squad back in training ahead of biggest BUCS Super Rugby season yet

15 August 2018

The Team Bath men’s rugby union squad began pre-season training this week ahead of an exciting 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby campaign that will start and finish in front of their home fans – and once again include an Anniversary Game at the home of Bath Rugby. The season begins during Freshers’ Week when the Blue & Gold entertain Northumbria at the University of Bath on Wednesday, September 26, and concludes in March when old rivals...

Young sportspeople invited to apply for 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

10 August 2018

Applications are now being taken for the 2018-19 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme, with a screening day for young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential taking place in September. The successful talent development scheme is open to sportspeople aged between ten and 18 who already compete at regional level or above in their chosen sport or who show great athletic potential. They can access bespoke coaching sessions in the world-class University of Bath Sports...

Seven University of Bath students past and present won medals while representing their countries at the 2018 European Touch Rugby Championships

University of Bath students and graduates strike gold with England at European Touch Rugby Championships

03 August 2018

Seven University of Bath students past and present all won medals as they represented England and Wales at the European Touch Rugby Championships in Nottingham. Psychology student Bronte Sykes, who received support from the Team Bath Elite Athlete Fund towards her competition expenses, was vice-captain of an England Women’s Open team that remained undefeated as they successfully defended their title. Sport & Exercise Science graduate Dom Tripp captained the England Men’s Open team, which also...

Students on the scoresheet as Bath Rugby fall just short of Premiership Rugby 7s semi-finals

28 July 2018

A Bath Rugby squad featuring five University of Bath students suffered a last-gasp defeat to Harlequins in the quarter-finals of the Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton. A late try from Business Masters student and Santander Sporting Scholar Jack Davies looked to have won it for the Blue, Black and White but, with the clock in the red, Quins captain Callum Waters scored from a quickly-taken penalty to seal a 31-29 victory. Defeat...

Darren Atkins, Levi Davis, Jack Davies, Tom Doughty and Will Partington have been named in the Bath Rugby squad for the 2018 Premiership Rugby 7s

Bath Rugby name five students in squad for Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin’s Gardens

26 July 2018

Five University of Bath students have been named in the Bath Rugby squad for this weekend’s Premiership Rugby 7s competition in Northampton. Jack Davies, a recent Sport & Exercise Science graduate who is starting a Business Masters in September, and Tom Doughty, the University’s 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby captain, are making their first appearances in the Blue, Black & White since signing senior Academy contracts last week. Fellow Academy players Levi Davis – making his...

Will Britton, Jack Davies and Tom Doughty have all signed Academy contracts with Bath Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby trio become latest University of Bath players to sign for Bath Rugby Academy

16 July 2018

Will Britton, Jack Davies and Tom Doughty have become the latest University of Bathrugby players to sign senior Academy contracts with Gallagher Premiership club Bath Rugby. All three have played major roles for the Blue and Gold during the first two seasons of the national BUCS Super Rugby competition, with second-row forward Britton wearing the captain’s armband both years. Sports Performance student Doughty, a prolific try-scorer at hooker, will take over the captaincy for the...

Joe Choong, Anna Hopkin, Alex Lane and Sydney Gregson are all graduating from the University of Bath in July 2018

Fab four ambassadors thank MJ Church for support as they graduate from University of Bath

10 July 2018

Four MJ Church Ambassadors who are graduating from the University of Bath this week have thanked Team Bath’s partners for their support as they successfully combined study and sport. Olympic modern pentathlon athlete Joe Choong, Commonwealth swimming medallist Anna Hopkin, English badminton champion Alex Lane and Bristol Rugby Ladies player Sydney Gregson have all completed their studies and will receive their degrees during ceremonies this week. They have been assisted along the way by a bursary...

Craig Duncan, Will Flinn, Scott Russell

From BUCS Super Rugby to Greene King IPA Championship as Team Bath trio sign for national clubs

03 July 2018

Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players Will Flinn, Scott Russell and Craig Duncan have all signed for Greene King IPA Championship clubs after graduating from the University of Bath. Fly-half Flinn and second-row forward Russell – who both studied Sports Performance – have started their contracts at newly-promoted Coventry RFC, while versatile back Duncan has joined London Scottish. Duncan, who studied Natural Sciences before taking a Postgraduate course in Management, arrived at the University as...

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams calls on public to get behind Team Bath #20For20 summer fitness campaign

27 June 2018

Olympic gold-medallist Amy Williams has thrown her support behind a summer fitness campaign launched by Team Bath encouraging people to burn calories and back a charity. The #20For20 challenge is for people to burn an additional 20,000 calories above their normal routine over a 20-week period. To help reach those goals, Team Bath is running a series of free activities in the £30million Sports Training Village and the surrounding University of Bath campus including guided...

University of Bath to invest in new 3G training facility to increase all-weather sporting provision

22 May 2018

Students and athletes from multiple sports who train and compete at the University of Bath could be set to enjoy enhanced all-weather training facilities at the Claverton campus from the next academic year onwards. Announcement of a new 3G training strip, which has been a high priority for students in particular for some time, came after a meeting of Council/Senate/Students' Union (CSSU) earlier this week at which the Vice Chancellor confirmed investment, subject to planning,...

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