News Archive, Category: Rugby

University of Bath’s Alex Weighton on the charge against University of Exeter, BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

REPLAY: Watch the University of Bath’s 42-17 defeat to the University of Exeter in full

16 February 2017

The University of Bath's penultimate game of the BUCS Super Rugby regular season ended in a 42-17 defeat to South West rivals Exeter. Despite three tries from Bath forwards - George Frampton, captain Will Britton and Scott Russell - the Blue and Gold couldn't contain the home team who scored five second-half tries. The result means Bath will finish the season fifth in the table heading into the post-season playoffs during which they'll face a team...

LIVE STREAM: Watch University of Bath take on Exeter in big BUCS Super Rugby derby

15 February 2017

It's another big night of BUCS Super Rugby for the University of Bath men's 1st XV as they visit third-placed University of Exeter at Sandy Park - home of Exeter Chiefs - in a South West derby being shown live (7.45pm). Both teams are looking to bounce back from defeats in last week's round of matches, with Bath - sponsored by IKON Construction - going down 36-10 to title-chasing Loughborough and Exeter being edged out 23-22...

Action from University of Bath v Durham in BUCS Super Rugby, November 2016

REPLAY: Watch the University of Bath’s 36-10 defeat to Loughborough in full

09 February 2017

The University of Bath men's 1st XV suffered a 36-10 BUCS Super Rugby defeat to high-flying Loughborough University on Wednesday night. A converted try from winger Dan Rowland and a penalty from Will Flinn weren't enough to overcome an impressive Loughborough team who are pushing Hartpury for top spot in the table. The result leaves IKON Construction-sponsored Bath mid-table on 28 points as the season draws towards the post-season playoffs.   A full-match replay can...

The starting XV for University of Bath's BUCS Super Rugby match at Loughborough University, February 2017

LIVE STREAM: Watch University of Bath take on Loughborough in BUCS Super Rugby

08 February 2017

Fans of the Blue and Gold will be able to watch the University of Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby fixture at Loughborough University tonight (Wednesday) live on YouTube. The match, which gets under way at 7pm, is a big one for the IKON Construction-sponsored men’s XV as they bid to secure a top-four finish in the league table. Bath won 28-17 when the teams met at the Sports Training Village earlier in the season but Loughborough...

Sydney Gregson, Jor'dan McIntosh, Ben Fletcher and Piers Gilliver on the MJ Church site visit, January 2017

Can you dig it? Sporting ambassadors get to experience life at MJ Church on site visit

06 February 2017

Four University of Bath-based international athletes got to try their hand at driving diggers and dump trucks as they paid a special visit to the headquarters of Team Bath partners MJ Church. Rio 2016 wheelchair fencing silver-medallist Piers Gilliver and judoka Ben Fletcher were joined by England Women’s rugby player Sydney Gregson and skeleton athlete Jor’dan McIntosh on the informative and interactive tour of the Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors’ Marshfield base....

Trio of alumni ready for French test as England Women start Six Nations campaign

03 February 2017

University of Bath alumni Natasha Hunt, Izzy Noel-Smith and Amy Wilson Hardy will all start for England Women in Saturday’s televised Six Nations opener against France.  Sarah Hunter, who trains at the Sports Training Village, will captain an experienced Red Roses squad that can boast 994 international caps between them. The match will take place at Twickenham at 7.35pm, immediately after the men’s fixture against France, and will be televised on Sky Sports Mix. Wilson Hardy, who...

Dan Rowland on the attack for the University of Bath men's 1st XV in the 25-15 BUCS Super Rugby win over Cardiff Met, February 2017

Terrific tries and determined defending boost University of Bath’s BUCS Super Rugby play-off push

01 February 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV kept up their push for a BUCS Super Rugby play-off place with a spirited 25-15 victory over Cardiff Met on Wednesday afternoon. In an entertaining final home match of the season, Bath – sponsored by IKON Construction – scored two early penalties through Will Flinn before visiting prop Sam Cochrane touched down to cut the lead to 6-5. However, when Cardiff captain Aled Evans was sin-binned just after...

Tom Doughty and Daniel Rowland

Sparkling second half helps Blue and Gold give BUCS Super Rugby leaders a major scare

26 January 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV produced a storming second-half display as they gave BUCS Super Rugby league leaders Hartpury College a mighty scare on Wednesday. In their first match of 2017, the Blue and Gold – sponsored by Ikon Construction – got off to a great start as, from their first attacking lineout, Sports Performance student Darren Atkins went over for a try and Hugo Stiles added the conversion. However, the home side...

University of Bath students Dom Tripp (left) and Will Serocold won gold with England at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships

England Touch call up student rugby trio for 2017 training squads

29 December 2016

Three University of Bath student rugby players have been named by England Touch in the open training squads for 2017. Dom Tripp and Will Serocold (pictured), who study Sport & Exercise Science and Sports Performance respectively, have retained their places in the men’s squad after helping England win gold at the 2016 European Touch Rugby Championships. Psychology student Bronte Sykes has been named in the England women’s squad, with the focus in 2017 being on preparing for the newly-formed European...

Prince Harry discussed tattoos and tennis on court at University of Bath. Pic: Bryn Vaile, Matchtight Ltd

Royalty, rugby and Rio glory – a 50th-anniversary year to remember at University of Bath

26 December 2016

Outstanding success at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games plus the visit of sporting and actual royalty ensured that the University of Bath’s 50th anniversary was celebrated in fitting style during 2016. When the University received Royal Charter status on October 25, 1966, there were no sporting facilities on the Claverton Down campus. Five decades later, it has developed into what Director of Sport Stephen Baddeley believes is “the most vibrant, exciting and dynamic sporting...

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