News Archive, Category: Rugby

England Rugby select University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn for Six Nations squad

18 January 2018

University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn have been named in the 35-man England Rugby squad for their opening Natwest 6 Nations match against Italy. Both flanker Underhill and hooker Dunn play for Bath Rugby, with the former combining his sporting career with studying Politics and Economics at the University. He first came to international prominence when he captained the England U18 team to the FIRA/AER European Championship title in 2014 and...

Frustrating night for University of Bath as Cardiff Met edge roller-coaster BUCS Super Rugby Severn Derby

17 January 2018

A pulsating BUCS Super Rugby game that saw big momentum swings eventually went the way of Cardiff Met as the University of Bath men’s 1st XV suffered a frustrating home defeat on Wednesday. The hosts, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, got off to a great start as Will Partington converted his own well-taken try (pictured) but two Tom Morgan penalties cut the lead to one at half-time. Morgan then converted two quick-fire...

Severn Derby against Cardiff Met marks return of BUCS Super Rugby to University of Bath for 2018

17 January 2018

BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath for the first time in 2018 tonight (Wednesday) when high-flying Cardiff Met head to the Sports Training Village for an eagerly-awaited Severn Derby. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, will be looking to build on their encouraging pre-Christmas form that saw them win three and draw one of their last six matches to move up to sixth in the table....

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

Season to remember continues as Beck Cutting is selected for England Rugby U20 EPS ahead of Six Nations

12 January 2018

He recently took on a new academic challenge at the University of Bath, now rising rugby star Beck Cutting is continuing his international sporting education after being named in the England U20 Elite Player Squad for 2017-18. The 19-year-old hooker has just completed his first week of training with the 32-strong squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the U20 Six Nations, which get under way against Italy on February 2, and the World Rugby U20...

World wins, family fun and a royal return made 2017 memorable at Sports University of the Year

26 December 2017

It was a year that saw the University of Bath named as the country’s top sports university, welcome royalty and thousands of families to the Sports Training Village and celebrate plenty more success on the national and international stage. Now, with a memorable 2017 coming to a close and the dawn of an exciting Olympic and Commonwealth year upon us, it is time to reflect on another outstanding 12 months at one of the country’s...

The BUCS season so far – plenty of promise for student sport clubs going into 2018

20 December 2017

As we head into the Christmas break, SU Bath Sport Officer Will Galloway and BUCS Performance Officer Sophie Thomas provide a sport-by-sport review of an exciting first half of the 2017-18 British Universities & Colleges Sport [BUCS] season for University of Bath students… American Football: Despite introducing a rookies league into their weekly training in an attempt to get more people playing sooner, the team have sadly fallen in all their battles so far this...

National champions and international athletes among exciting new cohort of University of Bath sporting scholars

18 December 2017

Sixteen student-athletes who have already made their mark on the national and international stage are the latest intake of scholars to receive support on both their sporting and academic journeys from the University of Bath. This year’s cohort includes an England Rugby Sevens player, an international heptathlete from the United States, three Team Bath Netball stars, a British swimming champion and emerging talents in hockey, modern pentathlon, rowing, tennis and windsurfing. The talented group, who...

Sports Performance student Levi Davis signs Bath Rugby Academy contract

15 December 2017

Levi Davis has become the latest University of Bath student to sign an Academy contract with Bath Rugby. The England U19 winger, who is studying Sports Performance, scored on his senior debut for the Blue, Black and White against London Irish last month and has been a regular in the Premiership club’s United XV this season. He has also impressed for the Team Bath men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby in recent weeks, scoring...

Another chance for talented young sportspeople to try out for Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme

15 December 2017

The Team Bath Futures Athlete Development programme will be staging another free screening day in January, offering young sportspeople looking to maximise their potential the chance to try out for the talent development scheme. As well as testing their physical fitness, speed and power, the screening day – taking place at the University of Bath Sports Training Village from 8.30am on Saturday, January 6 – will also feature an introduction to sports psychology. It is...

WIll Flinn in action for the University of Bath men's 1st XV against Loughborough in the 2017 Anniversary Game at The Rec

University of Bath’s three-match unbeaten run comes to an end in a tough bout against Loughborough

14 December 2017

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV saw their three-match unbeaten run in BUCS Super Rugby come to an end as they were beaten 35-24 at Loughborough on Wednesday. A strong first half from Loughborough saw them run in four tries through fly-half Tom Ffitch, centre Quinten Koster, scrum-half Alex Glashan and number eight Charlie Kingham, three of which were converted. This was countered by touchdowns from Bath winger Levi Davis and hooker George Frampton in...

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