News Archive, Category: Rugby

Tense but deserved victory gets Team Bath off the mark ahead of big BUCS Super Rugby Anniversary Game

10 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will go into next week’s big Anniversary Game at The Rec on the back of their first BUCS Super Rugby win of the season after edging a high-scoring encounter against Nottingham Trent tonight. Captain Tom Doughty scored a hat-trick of tries in the first half which, along with an Ed Rimmer touchdown, gave the Blue & Gold – proudly wearing the logo of new sponsors Fulkers and also supported by...

Team Bath seeking home win as they take on Nottingham Trent in BUCS Super Rugby

10 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV are determined to register their first victory of the 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby campaign when they welcome Nottingham Trent University to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (Wednesday, 6.30pm). The Fulkers-sponsored Blue & Gold, who are also supported by MJ Church, have suffered narrow six-point defeats in their first two matches, at home to Northumbria and away to Durham, but have shown plenty of promise in those performances....

Fulkers Managing Director Richard Fulker is presented with a Team Bath rugby shirt by vice-captain Alex Burrage and full-back Will Partington, watched by Fulkers partners Sam Bailey (left) and Richard Russell (right). Credit: Bryn Vaile for Matchtight.

Property and construction consultants Fulkers to sponsor Team Bath in BUCS Super Rugby league

09 October 2018

Just a week before they play in the showcase Iesis-sponsored Anniversary Game at Bath’s famous Recreation Ground, Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby squad have signed a new team member. Fulkers, the property and construction consultants, have come on board to back the team who represent the University of Bath Rugby Club in this top-tier student league. A national company whose nationwide series of offices include Bristol, London, Leeds, Manchester, North Kent and Reading, Fulkers are...

Captain Tom Doughty sets new BUCS Super Rugby try record during narrow Team Bath defeat to Durham

06 October 2018

Captain Tom Doughty became the all-time BUCS Super Rugby leading try-scorer as the Team Bath men’s 1st XV suffered a second narrow defeat of the 2018-19 season at the hands of Durham in London on Friday. Sports Performance student Doughty burrowed over from a trademark lineout catch-and-drive to notch his 17th try in the league competition and Team Bath’s second of the game after fellow Bath Rugby Academy player Jack Davies had forced his way...

Team Bath hoping for capital gains as they head to London for BUCS Super Rugby match against Durham

05 October 2018

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to bounce back from their narrow defeat to Northumbria when they head to London to play Durham University at Rosslyn Park FC. Durham, who are yet to play this season, will be looking to get their new BUCS Super Rugby campaign off to a winning start in what is being dubbed as ‘The Big Match’ tonight (Friday). It is expected to be an entertaining encounter under the...

VIDEO: First-game frustration as Team Bath are edged out by Northumbria in front of big BUCS Super Rugby crowd

26 September 2018

It was a frustrating start to the 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby season for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV as they were edged out 29-23 in front of a 500-strong home crowd at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold, who are supported by short sponsors MJ Church, showed plenty of positive intent throughout and were deservedly leading 17-7 with a minute to go before half-time thanks to well-taken tries from...

New names and familiar faces in starting XV as Team Bath kick off BUCS Super Rugby season

26 September 2018

BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath tonight (Wednesday) as the Team Bath men’s 1st XV kick off their 2018-19 season with a Freshers’ Week home fixture against Northumbria. The match gets under way at 6.30pm on the athletics infield at the Sports Training Village and admission to spectators is free, as it is for all of the matches being played at the University this season. There are a host of new names...

Anniversary Game returns to The Rec as Iesis Group sponsor University of Bath’s big BUCS Super Rugby showpiece

18 September 2018

Top-flight student rugby will once more feature at Bath Rugby’s famous city-centre Recreation Ground as leading property and engineering company Iesis Group have stepped forward to support this year’s Anniversary Game featuring the University of Bath and due to take place on October 17 at 18.30. A year ago, more than 3500 spectators turned out to cheer the University side, which includes a number of Bath Academy players through the current partnership between two of...

MJ Church extend Team Bath support to men’s 1st XV ahead of 2018-19 BUCS Super Rugby season

12 September 2018

Team Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby squad have been handed a boost ahead of the 2018-19 season thanks to a new sponsorship deal with MJ Church – the South West’s leading Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractor. The Blue & Gold will proudly wear the Marshfield-based family company’s logo on their shorts during the new season, which starts with a home match against Northumbria at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday,...

David da Costa and Alex Nisbet at the 2018 World Rugby U20 Trophy in Romania

Asian Games gold and World Rugby U20 Trophy experience for University of Bath rugby students

09 September 2018

Three University of Bath student rugby players have been warming up for the new BUCS Super Rugby season by representing their countries on the international stage. Economics & Politics student Hugo Stiles, a Santander sporting scholar who plays fly-half or full-back, helped Hong Kong win rugby sevens Asian Games gold for the first time ever at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 in Indonesia. Centre Alex Nisbet, who studies Economics, also represented Hong Kong at the 2018 World Rugby...

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