News Archive, Category: Rugby

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...

Former University of Bath rugby player Zack Henry joins Leicester Tigers for 2020-21 Premiership season

25 February 2020

University of Bath alumni Zack Henry has signed for Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Leicester Tigers for the 2020-21 season. The 25-year-old has been playing professionally in France since graduating in Sport & Exercise Science in 2016, first with Rouen Normandy Rugby and for the past two seasons with USON Nevers. He has established himself as one of the most exciting young attacking talents in the Pro D2 league and has been rewarded for his efforts...

Best home display of the season sees five-try Team Bath record impressive BUCS Super Rugby success against spirited Swansea

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV produced their best home performance of the season to record an impressive five-try BUCS Super Rugby victory over Swansea at the University of Bath Sports Training Village. The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – dominated long periods of the match as tries from Caley Gray, Will Butt (pictured top) and Jordan Martin, all converted by George Worboys, gave them a 21-10 cushion at half-time. Team Bath...

Team Bath all set for penultimate home game as they entertain Swansea for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

19 February 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV welcome new BUCS Super Rugby opposition to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight as they entertain Swansea (6.30pm kick-off, free entry). Swansea have adapted well to the top flight of student rugby since their promotion last year and currently sit one place above the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – with three games of the season remaining. It is the penultimate home match of...

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