News Archive, Category: Rugby

University of Bath students Orlando Bailey and Tom Carr-Smith help England Rugby complete U20 Six Nations Grand Slam

13 July 2021

University of Bath sporting scholar Orlando Bailey was on the scoresheet once again as England beat Italy at Cardiff Arms Park on Tuesday to complete the U20 Six Nations Grand Slam and win their first title since 2017. Fellow student Tom Carr-Smith was once again among the replacements for England, who got off to a great start when full-back Bailey – who studies International Development with Economics and is supported by a Matrix Scholarship –...

University of Bath student Jack Kenningham caps dream debut season by helping Harlequins win Premiership Rugby title

26 June 2021

University of Bath student Jack Kenningham completed his remarkable rise from BUCS Super Rugby student player to Premiership Rugby champion after helping Harlequins to title glory at Twickenham on Saturday. Kenningham, who is graduating from his Sports Performance degree course this summer, played a key role in the back row and produced the most tackles of any Quins player - 22 - as they defeated defending champions Exeter Chiefs 40-38 in an incredible final. It...

From BUCS Super Rugby to Premiership final – Bath student Jack Kenningham all set to cap breakthrough season with Harlequins RFC

23 June 2021

University of Bath student Jack Kenningham will be looking to cap a breakthrough season by lifting the Gallagher Premiership Rugby trophy with Harlequins this weekend. Kenningham, who is graduating in Sports Performance this summer, made his top-flight debut for Quins in February and has gone on to become a regular starter in the back-row with some powerful performances in the club’s famous number 7 shirt. [caption id="attachment_64662" align="alignright" width="292"] Jack Kenningham taking to the pitch...

Team GB select University of Bath alumnae and former Team Bath Buccs player in Tokyo Olympic rugby sevens and hockey squads

18 June 2021

University of Bath graduates Deborah Fleming and Natasha Hunt have today been named in the Team GB women’s rugby sevens squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Former Team Bath Buccaneers player Liam Sanford has also been selected in the Team GB men’s hockey squad for this summer’s rescheduled Games. It will be a first Olympics for Sport & Social Sciences graduate Fleming, who represented the University in both netball and athletics – winning sprint...

Max Ojomoh and Miles Reid link up with senior England Rugby squad for first time as University of Bath student trio get U20 Six Nations call

14 June 2021

University of Bath student Max Ojomoh and alumnus Miles Reid are this week training with the senior England Rugby squad for the first time as preparations begin for the summer series. Matrix Sporting Scholar Orlando Bailey has also been selected in the England U20 squad for the 2021 Six Nations Championship taking place in Cardiff later this month, while fellow first-year students Alex Clayton (Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering) and Zak Giannini (Accounting & Finance)...

Fun in the sun as University of Bath student rugby teams finally return to action for first time in 15 months

07 June 2021

The long wait for a competitive run-out finally came to an end for the University of Bath’s men’s and women’s rugby teams when they took on Bristol University last week. The men played two matches on campus on Friday, their first for 15 months, with the opening game – which Bath won by three tries – featuring students who will still be at university next year before those graduating this summer took to the pitch...

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty makes Bath Rugby Premiership debut as Will Butt equals try-scoring record for Coventry

15 May 2021

Former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty became the latest player to progress from BUCS Super Rugby to Premiership Rugby when he came on for Bath Rugby during Friday’s match against Sale Sharks. The hooker, who played in the first three BUCS Super Rugby seasons and was the competition’s leading scorer thanks to his threat at set-pieces, came off the bench at The Rec in the 34th minute to replace the injured Jacques du Toit. Sale...

Zak Giannini and Max Ojomoh of Bath United pose for a photo after the match. Mid-season friendly, between Bath United and Harlequins A on April 23, 2021 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images

University of Bath students and BUCS Super Rugby players help Bath United to entertaining victory over Harlequins at The Rec

24 April 2021

A late penalty from sporting scholar George Worboys secured a closely-fought victory over Harlequins A at The Rec on Friday for a Bath Rugby United side featuring a host of University of Bath students. Sports Performance student Worboys, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Sporting Scholarship, slotted over the decisive kick with three minutes remaining to clinch a 22-21 success for the hosts. He also converted two of the three tries for Bath whose...

University of Bath students Max Ojomoh and Orlando Bailey to make European debuts for Bath Rugby against Zebre

01 April 2021

Fresh from becoming the sixth University of Bath student to make his Premiership Rugby debut during the past 12 months, Max Ojomoh will make his first European start for Bath Rugby on Good Friday. Business Administration student Ojomoh, who is supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme, came off the bench for Bath during last weekend's eventful 36-33 defeat to London Irish. He has been rewarded with a place in the starting XV for...

Student Arthur Cordwell becomes latest University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby player to make step up to Premiership Rugby

17 March 2021

Arthur Cordwell became the latest University of Bath student to make his Premiership Rugby debut when he came on for Bath Rugby in Saturday's 38-19 victory at Newcastle Falcons.  The talented prop, who studies Physics, replaced Juan Schoeman in the 72nd minute of a match that featured two tries for University of Bath graduate Tom Dunn. Natural Sciences student Ethan Staddon also came on for Bath in the second half, while Sports Performance graduate Miles...

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