News Archive, Category: Rugby

Leeds Beckett extend BUCS Super Rugby winning run over Team Bath as mistakes prove costly for home side

02 December 2021

Team Bath were out-muscled and out-fought in an exhausting 33-10 home loss to Leeds Beckett in BUCS Super Rugby at the Sports Training Village on Wednesday. “The boys know what went wrong tonight and they’re disappointed,” said coach Aaron James who pointed up the home team’s costly error count. It was a tough night for the students, sponsored by Rengen, as the Northern visitors maintained their unbeaten stretch against Bath, overcoming the bitter and windy...

Team Bath bidding to avenge opening-day defeat as BUCS Super Rugby home run continues against Leeds Beckett

01 December 2021

The second of three successive BUCS Super Rugby matches at the University of Bath sees Leeds Beckett visit the Sports Training Village tonight (6.30pm kick-off, free to watch). It is a rematch of the opening fixture of the 2021-22 season, which saw the Rengen-sponsored Team Bath men's 1st XV suffer defeat in Yorkshire. They will be looking to make amends for that result and build on last week's eight-try victory over Northumbria, which moved Team...

Eight-try Team Bath start busy home run with victory over Northumbria in another high-scoring BUCS Super Rugby encounter

24 November 2021

Team Bath kicked off a busy home run of BUCS Super Rugby fixtures in fine style as they beat Northumbria 52-36 to complete their first league double of the 2021-22 season. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV recorded a seven-try success in October’s reverse fixture and went one better at the Team Bath Sports Training Village tonight thanks to some strong running, lightning bursts of pace and brilliant expansive rugby. Northumbria also scored six tries, three...

Team Bath looking to complete first league double of season as Northumbria visit kicks off busy BUCS Super Rugby home run

24 November 2021

Team Bath men's 1st XV kick-off a run of three successive BUCS Super Rugby home fixtures tonight (Wednesday) when they welcome Northumbria to the Sports Training Village (6.30pm). It is the first reverse fixture of the season for the two teams, with Rengen-sponsored Team Bath having scored seven tries during an impressive 41-17 win in Newcastle back in October. They go into tonight's match on the back of two narrow three-point defeats to high-flying Exeter...

University of Bath students earn call-ups for England U20s and GB 7s as women’s rugby programme goes from strength to strength

19 November 2021

Three University of Bath students have been named in the England Rugby Women’s U20 squad to face South Africa in a development match this weekend. (Pictured from left) Jenny Hesketh (Sport Management & Coaching), China Kill (Criminology) and Gabriella Nigrelli (Civil and Architectural Engineering), who all play for Bristol Bears, have been called up for the fixture at London Irish RFC on Sunday (21st). Sport Management & Coaching student Grace Crompton has also been selected...

Team Bath leave Cardiff Met with two well-deserved bonus points after playing their part in another cracking BUCS Super Rugby contest

18 November 2021

The Team Bath men’s 1st XV head into three successive home games on the back of another narrow BUCS Super Rugby defeat as they came away from a high-scoring encounter at Cardiff Met with two well-earned bonus points. The Rengen-sponsored visitors played well and were competitive throughout a brilliant contest but only had two George Worboys penalties to show for their first-half efforts and conceded three tries just before half-time to find themselves 24-6 behind...

Bath Rugby debutants in Team Bath starting line-up as men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action with trip to Cardiff Met

17 November 2021

After a fortnight’s break, the Team Bath men’s 1st XV resume their BUCS Super Rugby campaign tonight with a short trip across the Welsh border to face Cardiff Met at Cyncoed (6.30pm). The Rengen-sponsored visitors have made just three changes to the side that started their previous match, a last-gasp defeat to Exeter after an excellent performance against the table-toppers. Captain George Cave returns to the front row, Harry Breeze wears the Number 8 shirt...

Four students and six alumni among University of Bath representation for Premiership Rugby Cup derby between Bath and Gloucester

12 November 2021

Fresh from scoring a BUCS Super Rugby hat-trick for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV, sporting scholar George Worboys will start for a youthful Bath Rugby side in tonight’s Premiership Rugby Cup derby at Gloucester (7.45pm). There could also be a senior Bath Rugby debut for England U20 international Tom Carr-Smith, who produced a memorable assist while partnering Worboys in the Team Bath half-back pairing during last week’s narrow defeat to Exeter. Ivor Powell...

University of Bath rugby team taking on old boys before swapping pitch for netball court as part of Movember fundraising efforts

09 November 2021

The University of Bath men’s rugby team will swap the pitch for the netball court as part of their Movember fundraising efforts, which also includes a match against returning old boys this weekend. Two fun fixtures against the University’s student netball squad are taking place at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Sunday 21st November (12pm and 1.30pm). Entry costs £2 and all donations will go to the rugby club’s annual Movember fundraiser which...

Plenty of pride and positives in defeat as Team Bath are denied at the death by Exeter in pulsating BUCS Super Rugby derby

03 November 2021

Two last-gasp tries denied Team Bath victory over Exeter in a pulsating BUCS Super Rugby South West derby at the University of Bath tonight. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV were leading 26-17 going into the final three minutes thanks to a hat-trick of tries from man of the match George Worboys, one from Duncan Hood and outstanding performances right across the pitch. However, they weren’t quite able to see out the win as the visitors...

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