News Archive, Category: Rugby

Beck Cutting in training with the England U20 squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the 2018 Six Nations

Sporting scholar Beck Cutting graduates to Worcester Warriors RFC senior squad for 2020-21 Premiership Rugby season

24 June 2020

University of Bath sporting scholar Beck Cutting has been promoted to the Worcester Warriors RFC senior squad for the 2020-21 Premiership Rugby season. The Sport & Social Sciences student, who is supported by a Trendell Sporting Scholarship, has already made several senior appearances for Warriors while part of their Senior Academy squad including this season’s Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures against Exeter Chiefs and Leicester Tigers. Hooker Cutting, who has represented England at U20 level, has...

Former University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby trio sign for RFU Championship club Hartpury for 2020-21 league season

09 June 2020

Three former University of Bath Rugby Club players will be lining up in the RFU Championship during the 2020-21 season after joining Gloucestershire-based Hartpury University RFC. Lock forward Scott Russell, scrum-half Will Flinn and back-three player Wil Partington all wore the Blue & Gold with distinction in BUCS Super Rugby while studying Sports Performance at the University of Bath. Russell and Flinn, who graduated in 2018, both have Championship experience with Coventry, with Russell being...

The Big Sports Quiz – Questions and Answers

19 May 2020

We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you that have been following along and attempting our Big Sports Quiz questions. For all of you wanting to check your scores here is a complete list of the questions we have put out and their corresponding answers. Want to get competitive? Why not tweet us @TeamBath on twitter with your scores to let us know how you did? If you're passionate about your...

Luca Petrozzi diving over for the University of Bath’s second try against Leeds Beckett, September 2017

Former Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby scrum-half Luca Petrozzi joins Italian Pro14 club Benetton Rugby

16 April 2020

Former University of Bath BUCS Super Rugby player Luca Petrozzi has joined professional Italian club Benetton Rugby for the 2020-21 Pro14 season. The talented scrum-half, who studied Modern Languages & History, has represented Venice-based Rugby San Dona in the Top12 league since 2016 but has been training on a weekly basis with Benetton for the past year as part of a talent development programme. He has made five appearances for the Green & Whites in...

Aerial view of STV, football and rugby pitches 2017

BUCS activity suspended until April 1 and University of Bath Varsity fixture cancelled

16 March 2020

All BUCS [British Universities & Colleges Sport] activity will be suspended for the remainder of March and the University of Bath’s annual Varsity fixture against Cardiff Met has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Among the sporting fixtures to be postponed is Team Bath’s BUCS Rugby Championship quarter-final at Durham University, which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday (March 18). A statement from BUCS said: “BUCS staff are working hard to outline...

Team Bath end BUCS Super Rugby league season on a battling note as they make Leeds Beckett work hard for victory

04 March 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV showed great spirit and determination as they made a larger and more experienced Leeds Beckett side work for a narrow 31-21 victory in the final game of the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby league season. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – twice led in the first half at the University of Bath Sports Training Village thanks to well-crafted tries from Elliot Berryman and George Worboys but...

Team Bath men’s 1st XV determined to end BUCS Super Rugby league season on a positive note in front of home fans tonight

04 March 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to end their 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby league campaign on a high when they welcome Leeds Beckett to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (6.30pm, free to watch). It has been a difficult season for the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – but they are guaranteed a place in the end-of-season knockout competition after securing a top-eight finish. That means they...

University of Bath graduates in contention to represent Team GB in rugby 7s at Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

28 February 2020

University of Bath alumni Deborah Fleming, Sydney Gregson (pictured) and Amy Wilson Hardy have been named in an extended Great Britain women’s rugby 7s squad ahead of this summer’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Wilson Hardy, who studied Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IMEE), is hoping to compete in her second Games having represented Team GB at Rio 2016. She was also part of the England team that won bronze at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth...

Quarter-final place confirmed for Team Bath men’s 1st XV despite heavy BUCS Super Rugby derby defeat to Hartpury

27 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV had their place in the end-of-season knockout competition confirmed on Wednesday, despite suffering a heavy BUCS Super Rugby away defeat to local rivals Hartpury. A defeat for Cardiff University in their derby against Cardiff Met mathematically ensured that the Blue & Gold – who are sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – cannot be caught in eighth place. They are now set to face newly-crowned league champions Durham in the quarter-finals...

It’s derby day as Team Bath men’s 1st XV head to Hartpury for last BUCS Super Rugby away game of league season

26 February 2020

The final away trip of the 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby league season is a short one for Team Bath men’s 1st XV as they head to Gloucestershire to face local rivals Hartpury (6.30pm). The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – make the journey in good spirits having all but secured a place in the end-of-season knockout stages with last week’s impressive home win over Swansea. There are just four changes to...

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