News Archive, Category: Rugby


University of Bath named as Sports University of the Year in Good University Guide 2018

22 September 2017

The University of Bath has been named as the UK’s top sports university in the influential The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award is based on the quality of its world-class sporting facilities, the performance of its student sports teams and the ranking of its sports-related subjects, with Sports Science also topping the Guide’s ranking table for the subject. Vice-Chancellor & President of the University of Bath, Professor Dame Glynis...

University of Bath men's 1st XI took on Hartpury College in a rugby friendly

VIDEO: University of Bath will “take lessons” from tough rugby warm-ups against Hartpury

13 September 2017

University of Bath Head Rugby Coach Mark Lilley says his players will have learnt plenty from their warm-up matches against defending BUCS Super Rugby champions Hartpury College on Wednesday. The IKON Construction-sponsored Blue and Gold entertained their Gloucester-based rivals in 1st and 2nd XV fixtures on the Lime Kiln Pitches, with the visitors taking the spoils in both matches. It was a tough but worthwhile test for the University of Bath players, who have only...

Chantelle Miell and graduate Olympians awarded England Women’s Rugby Sevens contracts ahead of Commonwealth Games

09 September 2017

University of Bath student Chantelle Miell is in line for a place at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games after being awarded a full-time contract in the England Rugby Women’s Sevens programme for the 2017-18 season. Graduates Amy Wilson Hardy and Natasha Hunt, who both represented Team GB in sevens at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, are also among the 17 players to receive either a full-time or fixed-term contract for the upcoming campaign. Miell,...

University of Bath men's rugby players in pre-season training at Bath Rugby's Farleigh House headquarters, August 2017

Encouraging first run-out for University of Bath men’s squad ahead of BUCS Super Rugby season

07 September 2017

The University of Bath men’s rugby squad enjoyed "a worthwhile day” in Nottingham as they played their first warm-up match ahead of the new BUCS Super Rugby season. The IKON Construction-sponsored Blue and Gold gave 38 players a run-out against the University of Nottingham during Wednesday’s game, which was played in three 30-minute periods and saw the visitors win by five tries to four. Head of Rugby Aaron James said: “It was a worthwhile day...

Charlie Dunbar, one of 13 University of Bath rugby players in the Bath United squad, is congratulated on his try in the A League defeat to Saracens Storm, September 2017

Sporting powerhouses unite as Team Bath and Bath Rugby sign three-year partnership agreement

05 September 2017

Team Bath and Bath Rugby have agreed a partnership that will connect their delivery of performance rugby and player development. The new arrangement will focus on shared coaches and a cohesive training programme for the Bath Academy and University of Bath, with a specific emphasis on the BUCS Super Rugby programme and developing the coaching and analysis provision for players within the University. Both organisations will aim to provide a coordinated training and competition environment...

VIDEO: BUCS Super Rugby captain Will Britton on pre-season and a big year ahead

04 September 2017

The University of Bath men's rugby team will get their first run-out ahead of the 2017-18 BUCS Super Rugby season when they visit Nottingham University in a friendly on Wednesday afternoon. The Blue & Gold have been back in training for a week now, with 13 members of the squad having already taken to the field for Bath Rugby's United XV in Friday's Premiership A League match against Saracens Storm. Among them was University of...

Bath Rugby call up 13 University of Bath students for Premiership A League opener at The Rec

01 September 2017

A fantastic 13 University of Bath students have been named in the Bath Rugby United 22 for tonight’s opening match of the 2017-18 Premiership Rugby A League season against Saracens Storm. Eight of them are in the starting XV for the game at The Recreation Ground (5.30pm), including full-back Darren Atkins at full-back, wing and Trendell Sporting Scholar Levi Davis, centre Craig Duncan and scrum-half Will Flinn. Will Britton, captain of the University’s IKON Construction-sponsored...

University of Bath men's rugby players in pre-season training at Bath Rugby's Farleigh House headquarters, August 2017

University of Bath rugby players start pre-season build-up at Bath Rugby’s Farleigh House

30 August 2017

The University of Bath men’s rugby players have started their pre-season build-up in style after being invited to train at Bath Rugby’s Farleigh House headquarters. The Ikon Construction-sponsored squad met up in the palatial surroundings of the Blue, Black and White’s training base on Tuesday for their first session of the 2017-18 season. The new BUCS Super Rugby campaign gets under way on Wednesday, September 27 when the University of Bath take on Leeds Beckett...

Alumnae face date with destiny as England go for glory in Women’s Rugby World Cup Final

26 August 2017

Three University of Bath alumnae will be aiming to help England retain the Women’s Rugby World Cup on Saturday after being named in the matchday 23 for the televised final against New Zealand. Natasha Hunt, part of the successful Red Roses team in 2013, will start at scrum-half for the trophy showdown, which is being shown live on ITV1 at 7.45pm. Fellow Coach Education & Sports Development graduate Izzy Noel-Smith is on the bench along...

Maximise your sporting potential – try out for our Futures Athlete Development programme

22 August 2017

Young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential and gain an added advantage on their sporting journey are being invited to attend a free screening day for the 2017-18 Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme. Taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village on Saturday, September 9, the screening day will test the physical fitness, speed and power of current and aspiring members of the talent development scheme. They will also receive an introduction...

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