News Archive, Category: Rugby

The University of Bath men's rugby club celebrate after winning the Bath Combination Cup final at The Rec, home of Bath Rugby, on 8th May 2024. PICTURE CREDIT: Nick Perry Photography

University of Bath men’s rugby club are winners at The Rec after brilliant Bath Combination Cup Final clash with Chippenham

11 May 2024

The University of Bath men’s rugby club finished their season with a trophy after beating Chippenham RFC 31-25 in a top-quality Bath Combination Cup Final at The Rec. Ed Shepherdson scored two first-half tries, both converted by James Beverley who also kicked a penalty as Bath – who led 7-0 and then trailed 15-10 – went into the break with a narrow 17-15 lead. Beverley converted two further tries from Elliott Powell and Jon Taylor-Anton...

Pictures of University of Bath Rugby Club's Will Jeanes and Iwan Price-Thomas playing for England Students against France at Coventry RFC on 4th May 2024. CREDIT: THREE2/England Rugby Unis

University of Bath rugby duo enjoy “absolute privilege” of representing England Students in 13-try Le Crunch classic against France

09 May 2024

University of Bath Rugby Club duo Will Jeanes and Iwan Price-Thomas both started for England Students in their annual fixture against France Universities. Second-row forward Jeanes, who studies Sports Performance, and full-back Price-Thomas, who graduates in Sport Management & Coaching this summer, played their part in a thrilling 13-try contest at Coventry RFC that more than lived up to its Le Crunch title. France eventually came out on top 48-43 thanks to a last-gasp try...

A picture of some of the winners at the 2024 Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath.

Jamie Cubitt wins Sports Personality of the Year as University of Bath’s thriving student sport scene is celebrated at 50th Blues Awards

02 May 2024

This year marked the 50th anniversary of the Blues Awards, the annual celebration of student sport at the University of Bath, with the 2024 presentation evening once again taking place at the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room in Bath city centre. The Blues Awards is a University of Bath event, sponsored by Team Bath Gym suppliers Matrix Fitness, which The SU Bath [Students Union] and Department for Sports Development and Recreation (DSDR) support together....

A picture of Johann van Graan, Bath Rugby Head of Rugby, with Jack Woods, Kepu Tuipulotu, Connor Treacey, Charlie Griffin and Tyler Offiah at Farleigh House - the five players will join the University of Bath and Bath Rugby Academy in 2024-25

Fantastic five all set to combine top-class rugby with first-class education at University of Bath after joining Bath Rugby Academy

01 May 2024

Five more exciting young talents will be combining their burgeoning rugby careers with studying at the University of Bath from the 2024-25 season and academic year. Connor Treacey, Charlie Griffin, Tyler Offiah, Kepu Tuipulotu and Jack Woods have all signed Senior Academy contracts with Bath Rugby. They will study at the University of Bath, subject to receiving their conditional offers, and will follow in the footsteps of current Bath Rugby 1st XV players such as...

A picture of University of Bath students Iwan Price-Thomas and Will Jeanes who have been named in the England Students squad to face France Universities in Le Crunch on Saturday 4th May 2024

Bath BUCS Super Rugby standout performers named in England Students squad for Le Crunch against France Universities

27 April 2024

Iwan Price-Thomas and Will Jeanes have continued an excellent season of international representation for the University of Bath Rugby Club by being named in the England Students squad for their annual match against France Universities. The 2024 edition of Le Crunch is taking place at Coventry Rugby Club on Saturday 4th May (4pm) and England will be looking to secure a third consecutive victory in the fixture that marks the end of the university rugby season. Both Price-Thomas, who...

Austin Emens playing for the University of Bath men's 1st in the BUCS Super Rugby 2023 Anniversary Game against Cardiff Met at The Rec.

From University of Bath 3rd XV to Bath Rugby – student Austin Emens’ outstanding progression rewarded with Academy contract

23 April 2024

Austin Emens’ outstanding progression through the University of Bath rugby pathway has been rewarded with a Senior Academy contract with Premiership giants Bath Rugby. The speedy back has caught the eye of the Blue, Black and White coaches with his excellent performances for the University men’s 1st XV in the national BUCS Super Rugby league. He has also enjoyed a breakthrough at international level having made his GB Rugby 7s debut in December. “I’m really...

A social media graphic by the Welsh Rugby Union celebrating a first cap for University of Bath student Mollie Wilkinson during the 2024 Guinness Women's Six Nations.

Wales Six Nations debutant Mollie Wilkinson continues proud season of international rugby representation for University of Bath students

21 April 2024

Mollie Wilkinson became the third University of Bath student to make their Welsh Rugby Union senior debut in as many months when she came on as a replacement during Sunday's Guinness Women’s Six Nations home defeat to France. Wilkinson, a first-year International Development with Economics student, came on for centre Carys Cox in the 64th minute at the world-famous Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. Trendell Sports Scholar Jenny Hesketh, a team-mate of Wilkinson's at Bristol...

SU Bath Sport officer Abbie Watkin (front) and members of the University of Bath Women's Rugby Club celebrate Bath's Varsity victory against Cardiff Met at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday 17th April 2024. CREDIT: Nick Perry.

Thousands of students enjoy another Varsity victory for University of Bath in annual student-sport match against Cardiff Met

18 April 2024

More than 4,000 students enjoyed a fantastic day of student sport in the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall when the University of Bath hosted the seventh annual Varsity match against Cardiff Met. The atmosphere was electric throughout the day as 42 teams competed across 12 sports - badminton, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wheelchair basketball. There was also a mascot race and a...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV were beaten 40-27 at Exeter in the 2023-24 BUCS National Championship semi-finals. PICTURE CREDIT: Jack Hodgetts

Four tries apiece but Bath again suffer semi-final heartbreak as Exeter battle through to BUCS National Championship trophy decider

04 April 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV produced a magnificent performance against BUCS Super Rugby champions Exeter but suffered National Championship semi-final heartbreak for the fifth time in seven seasons after slipping to a 40-27 away defeat. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors put up a tremendous fight and were right in the contest at half-time, only trailing 20-17, but they were always chasing the game in the second period as the boot of Charlie McCaig...

The University of Bath men's BUCS Super Rugby squad get a team talk.

Brilliant Bath defeat Durham to set up BUCS National Champs semi-final with South West rivals Exeter

27 March 2024

A storming second half saw the University of Bath men's 1st XV defeat Durham to reach the BUCS National Championships semi-finals for another year. The Bath Building Society sponsored visitors trailed 18-12 at half time but were superb in the second period as they secured a 33-23 success. Bath, who are also supported by Rengen, will now visit South West rivals and BUCS Super Rugby league champions Exeter in the semi-finals on Wednesday 3rd April...

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