News Archive, Category: Rugby

University of Bath rugby players impress for England Students, U19s and Cyprus as they gain more international experience

24 April 2022

Six Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players have represented their countries over the past few days after playing in international matches for England and Cyprus. Xavier Hastings (Social Sciences) started at open-side flanker for England Students in their dramatic 16-15 victory against France at Newcastle’s Kingston Park on Friday.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by England Rugby Universities (@englandrugbyunis) Josh Dingley, Mackenzie Graham (both Sports Performance) and Jasper Spandler (International...

University of Bath claims Varsity spoils for fantastic fifth year as thousands of spectators enjoy action-packed day of student sport

08 April 2022

More than 4,000 spectators enjoyed an action-packed day of student sport at the Team Bath Sports Training Village when the University of Bath took on Cardiff Met University in the long-awaited return of Varsity. And the hosts made it five wins in a row as they beat their opposition from Wales 63-27 overall after 17 matches were played across 10 sports in the first Varsity fixture since 2019. Sport Bath Cardiff Met Bath Varsity Points...

11 sports, 17 fixtures, 1 action-packed student showdown as University of Bath take on Cardiff Met in Varsity 2022

05 April 2022

After a three-year gap, the annual Varsity student sporting showdown between the University of Bath and Cardiff Met University makes its long-awaited return on Wednesday 6th April. There will 17 fixtures in 11 different sports – basketball, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, tennis, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wheelchair basketball – with all the action taking place from midday in the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall. You will need to buy a...

Jenny Hesketh to captain Red Roses as University of Bath quartet are named in England Rugby Women U20s squad for France test

23 March 2022

University of Bath student Jenny Hesketh has been named as captain of England Rugby Women U20s for the first of back-to-back Test matches against France. The Sport Management & Coaching student (pictured against Scotland, CREDIT: Mark Fletcher) is joined once again in the starting XV by fellow Team Bath Dual Career athletes China Kill (Criminology) and Gabriella Nigrelli (Civil and Architectural Engineering) for Saturday’s match in Evreux, Normandy (5pm). Grace Crompton, who also studies Sport...

England Rugby select Team Bath Dual Career trio to face Scotland in first Women’s U20 Test match in three years

16 March 2022

Team Bath Dual Career student-athletes Jenny Hesketh, China Kill and Gabriella Nigrelli have been named in the starting XV for the first England Rugby Women U20s Test match since July 2019. The University of Bath students, who all play Allianz Premier 15s rugby for Bristol Bears, will line up against Scotland Futures at Darlington Arena on Saturday 19 March (2pm). It is the first of three matches for the U20s, who also travel to Evreux,...

Team Bath waiting on other results after being edged out by Swansea in hard-fought last league game of BUCS Super Rugby season

10 March 2022

Team Bath will have to play the waiting game to see if they have qualified for the end-of-season play-offs after being edged out 19-15 at Swansea in their last BUCS Super Rugby league game of the 2021-22 season. It was a hard-fought encounter in Wales on Wednesday, with the Rengen-sponsored visitors holding a narrow 15-14 lead with just over 10 minutes remaining. A third Swansea try of the evening meant they took the win but...

Watch live coverage as Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to Swansea for crunch last match of BUCS Super Rugby league season

08 March 2022

Team Bath head to Swansea for their live-streamed last match of the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby league season on Wednesday (7pm), searching for a win to boost their hopes of a top-eight finish. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV currently occupy the final play-off spot and are six points clear of ninth-placed Leeds Beckett, who have two games in hand – including their own trip to Swansea next Wednesday (16th). Team Bath make six changes to...

Play-off hopes left in balance as Team Bath men’s 1st XV suffer heavy BUCS Super Rugby defeat at Cardiff Arms Park

03 March 2022

Team Bath are still waiting to secure their place in the end-of-season play-offs after suffering a heavy defeat during Wednesday’s BUCS Super Rugby visit to Cardiff. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV held a narrow 15-14 lead at half-time under the floodlights at Cardiff Arms Park but the second half proved one to forget as they conceded 43 unanswered points. The result means that Cardiff move above Bath, who slip into the eighth and final play-off...

Team Bath making first of two trips to Wales in a week for crunch clash with Cardiff in battle for BUCS Super Rugby top-eight finish

02 March 2022

Team Bath kick off the final week of the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby league season at Cardiff University today (6pm) with the first of two crunch trips to Wales in seven days. The Rengen-sponsored men's 1st XV know a win would go a long way to securing an all-important top-eight finish and a place in the end-of-season knockout stages. They currently sit seventh in the table, two points above Cardiff who also have a game...

Effort undermined by errors as Team Bath’s final home game of BUCS Super Rugby season ends in frustrating defeat to Cardiff Met

23 February 2022

Team Bath’s final home game of the 2021-22 BUCS Super Rugby league season proved to be a frustrating one as they were beaten 40-24 by Cardiff Met. The Rengen-sponsored men’s 1st XV matched their opponents physically for much of the evening and were only trailing by two tries at half-time but couldn’t make the most of having a strong wind in their favour during the second period as errors at either end of the field...

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