News Archive, Category: Rugby

Sporting scholars Orlando Bailey and Ethan Staddon earn selection for 2021 England Rugby U20 Elite Player Squad

03 January 2021

University of Bath sporting scholars Orlando Bailey and Ethan Staddon have been named in the England Rugby U20s’ Elite Player Squad for 2021. The first-year students, who are supported by Matrix and Santander Scholarships respectively, have previously represented England at U18 level but are making the step-up to U20s for the first time. Fly-half Bailey, who is studying International Development with Economics, made his first senior appearance for Bath Rugby in September, while Natural Sciences...

From BUCS Super Rugby to the European Challenge Cup as Beck Cutting and Kieran Verden reunite in front row for Worcester Warriors

12 December 2020

After packing down together in the front row for the University of Bath Rugby Club, Beck Cutting and Kieran Verden were reunited on the European stage on Saturday as Worcester Warriors went mighty close to victory in France. Trendell Sporting Scholar Cutting – a Sports Management & Coaching student at the University – started at hooker in Warriors’ European Challenge Cup match against Pau, who scored an injury-time try to snatch a 24-20 home win....

History-making Bath Rugby player among high-performing student-athletes to join University of Bath Sporting Scholarships ranks

08 December 2020

Bath Rugby and Team Bath Netball players, aspiring Olympians and international medallists are among 16 high-performing University of Bath student-athletes selected to receive scholarship support on both their sporting and academic journeys. The new intake of sporting scholars for 2020-21, who compete across nine different sports and study across 11 diverse courses, each receive a cash award that runs over the period of their course and helps them meet the demands of training, competing and...

Gwilym Bradley and Will Flinn make top-flight debuts as University of Bath Rugby Club players line up on national and international stage

22 November 2020

It was a proud weekend for the University of Bath Rugby Club as nine current and former students lined up for club and country. Two of them - Gwilym Bradley and Will Flinn (pictured) - were making their top-flight debuts, with scrum-half Flinn coming on for his first Premiership Rugby appearance for Gloucester Rugby where he is currently on loan from RFU Championship club Hartpury. Flinn and fellow Sports Performance graduate Freddie Clarke both came...

New club for first Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain as Will Britton joins RFU Championship outfit Doncaster Knights

18 November 2020

Will Britton, who captained Team Bath to back-to-back semi-finals during the first two seasons of BUCS Super Rugby, has joined Greene King IPA Championship club Doncaster Knights for the 2020-21 season. The second-row forward, who studied Sport & Social Sciences at the University of Bath, spent a short spell with Knights in February while on dual registration with Bath Rugby but has now made the move permanent. [caption id="attachment_60501" align="alignright" width="292"] Jack Davies and Will...

Proud moment as University of Bath alumni Tom Dunn earns a deserved first England Rugby cap in Six Nations title decider

31 October 2020

It was an emotional evening in Rome on Saturday as former University of Bath Rugby Club player Tom Dunn finally made his long-awaited senior England debut. The hooker came off the bench in the closing stages of England’s 34-5 victory over Italy which, combined with France’s defeat of Ireland later that evening, secured the 2020 Guinness Six Nations title for the Roses. A video of Dunn speaking to his family back home while proudly wearing...

Tom Dunn of Bath Rugby takes on the Worcester Warriors defence. Aviva Premiership match, between Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors on October 7, 2017 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. MUST CREDIT: Patrick Khachfe/Onside Images.

Bath alumni Tom Dunn in contention for first international cap as England Rugby finally conclude Six Nations title bid in Italy

29 October 2020

University of Bath alumni Tom Dunn is in contention to earn a first England Rugby cap this weekend after being named on the bench for the rescheduled Six Nations match against Italy. The Bath Rugby hooker, who represented the University’s rugby team while studying Sports Performance, has been in several international training squads in recent years and was an unused replacement for February’s Calcutta Cup clash against Scotland but has yet to appear in a...

Plenty of familiar faces at The Rec as Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players continue to make the step up to Premiership level

09 September 2020

BUCS Super Rugby’s role in helping student players develop into top-flight performers is illustrated once again with three Team Bath players being named in the match-day squads for tonight’s Premiership Rugby fixture between Bath Rugby and Worcester Warriors at The Rec. University of Bath Sport Management & Coaching student Beck Cutting, who is supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, continues to gain more Premiership experience with Warriors by starting at hooker for the visitors. Lining...

University of Bath rugby duo taking on 2,500km Coast2Coast Ultra-Run challenge to raise money for mental health charities

02 September 2020

Two University of Bath rugby players are swapping their boots for running shoes as they embark on an epic 35-day, 2,500km run along the west coast of Ireland to raise money for mental health charities. Chris Barry and Jason Adam-Hein have been best mates since meeting at the University in 2016, where they were both part of the student rugby club. Together they have set up a mental health support group called Shoulder 2 Shoulder...

First start and first senior try as University of Bath sporting scholar Beck Cutting continues to make his mark in Premiership Rugby

23 August 2020

Beck Cutting marked his first start in Premiership Rugby with a maiden senior try as the University of Bath sporting scholar continued to impress for Worcester Warriors on their return to action. Sport Management & Coaching student Cutting notched his try during a 32-17 defeat at Wasps for a youthful Warriors side featuring several other Academy graduates. The Trendell Sporting Scholar, who has represented Team Bath in the national BUCS Super Rugby competition, said there...

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