News Archive, Category: Rugby

A social media graphic by the Welsh Rugby Union celebrating a first cap for University of Bath student Mollie Wilkinson during the 2024 Guinness Women's Six Nations.

Wales Six Nations debutant Mollie Wilkinson continues proud season of international rugby representation for University of Bath students

21 April 2024

Mollie Wilkinson became the third University of Bath student to make their Welsh Rugby Union senior debut in as many months when she came on as a replacement during Sunday's Guinness Women’s Six Nations home defeat to France. Wilkinson, a first-year International Development with Economics student, came on for centre Carys Cox in the 64th minute at the world-famous Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday. Trendell Sports Scholar Jenny Hesketh, a team-mate of Wilkinson's at Bristol...

SU Bath Sport officer Abbie Watkin (front) and members of the University of Bath Women's Rugby Club celebrate Bath's Varsity victory against Cardiff Met at the Team Bath Sports Training Village on Wednesday 17th April 2024. CREDIT: Nick Perry.

Thousands of students enjoy another Varsity victory for University of Bath in annual student-sport match against Cardiff Met

18 April 2024

More than 4,000 students enjoyed a fantastic day of student sport in the Team Bath Sports Training Village and Founders Hall when the University of Bath hosted the seventh annual Varsity match against Cardiff Met. The atmosphere was electric throughout the day as 42 teams competed across 12 sports - badminton, football, hockey, lacrosse, netball, rugby union, squash, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wheelchair basketball. There was also a mascot race and a...

The University of Bath men's 1st XV were beaten 40-27 at Exeter in the 2023-24 BUCS National Championship semi-finals. PICTURE CREDIT: Jack Hodgetts

Four tries apiece but Bath again suffer semi-final heartbreak as Exeter battle through to BUCS National Championship trophy decider

04 April 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV produced a magnificent performance against BUCS Super Rugby champions Exeter but suffered National Championship semi-final heartbreak for the fifth time in seven seasons after slipping to a 40-27 away defeat. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors put up a tremendous fight and were right in the contest at half-time, only trailing 20-17, but they were always chasing the game in the second period as the boot of Charlie McCaig...

The University of Bath men's BUCS Super Rugby squad get a team talk.

Brilliant Bath defeat Durham to set up BUCS National Champs semi-final with South West rivals Exeter

27 March 2024

A storming second half saw the University of Bath men's 1st XV defeat Durham to reach the BUCS National Championships semi-finals for another year. The Bath Building Society sponsored visitors trailed 18-12 at half time but were superb in the second period as they secured a 33-23 success. Bath, who are also supported by Rengen, will now visit South West rivals and BUCS Super Rugby league champions Exeter in the semi-finals on Wednesday 3rd April...

Welsh Women's Rugby player Jenny Hesketh is a University of Bath sporting scholar for 2023-24

University of Bath women’s rugby club delighted as sporting scholar Jenny Hesketh wins first senior Wales cap in Six Nations opener

25 March 2024

University of Bath sporting scholar Jenny Hesketh became the latest student to make her senior international rugby debut this season when she started for Wales in their Guinness Women’s Six Nations opener against Scotland. The Sports Management and Coaching student, who is supported by a Trendell Sports Scholarship, played the full 80 minutes at full-back as Wales narrowly lost 20-18, only being denied a draw by a last-minute missed conversion. Hesketh, who plays her club...

A picture of University of Bath men's 1st XV player Iwan Price-Thomas kicking a conversion in a BUCS Super Rugby fixture

Storming second half sees Bath rally from 26-0 down to beat Cardiff and claim top-five finish in 2023-24 BUCS Super Rugby league table

14 March 2024

Iwan Price-Thomas’s last-minute penalty completed a dramatic turnaround victory in Cardiff for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV in their last BUCS Super Rugby league match of the 2023-24 season. An early yellow card set the tone for a disappointing first half for the Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors, who found themselves trailing 26-0 at the break. It was a completely different story in the second half, though, as a brilliant try from Iwan Coyle...

A picture of Rengen CEO Iestyn Lewis shaking hands with University of Bath DIrector of Sport Stephen Baddeley following a sponsorship renewal in March 2024

Rengen to continue supporting Team Bath’s sport and fitness activities at all levels after agreeing three-year partnership extension

12 March 2024

Team Bath and Rengen have today announced a three-year extension to their successful partnership supporting sport and fitness activities at the University of Bath. A leading company specialising in student, residential and commercial developments and lettings, Bath-based Rengen – whose CEO is University of Bath alumnus Iestyn Lewis – has been an official partner of Team Bath since 2019. During that time Rengen has supported Team Bath’s activities at all levels, from recreational and youth...

A picture of Sam Mercer in BUCS Super Rugby action for the University of Bath men's 1st XV

Five-try Bath more than play their part in entertaining BUCS Super Rugby South West derby against newly-crowned champions Exeter

07 March 2024

The University of Bath men’s 1st XV scored five tries during an entertaining last home game of the 2023-24 BUCS Super Rugby season against newly-crowned champions Exeter. On a night when the visitors were presented with the league trophy, the Bath Building Society-sponsored hosts looked set to spoil the party as they raced into a 14-0 lead thanks to two well-worked tries from captain Elis Horgan and Sam Mercer (pictured), both converted by Iwan Price-Thomas....

A picture of University of Bath student and GB Rugby 7s player Austin Emens

Bath student-rugby player Austin Emens helps GB Rugby 7s reach men’s final at HSBC SVNS Los Angeles tournament

04 March 2024

University of Bath student Austin Emens was part of the Great Britain Rugby 7s squad that reached the men’s final at the HSBC SVNS Los Angeles tournament in the United States. Emens, who studies Business and represents the University men’s 1st XV in BUCS Super Rugby, scored GB’s first try of the competition inside the opening two minutes of their match against Fiji but picked up a hamstring injury in the process. That meant he...

The University of Bath men's BUCS Super Rugby squad get a team talk.

VIDEO: Late winner finally sees off Nottingham as Bath stay in top-four contention ahead of last BUCS Super Rugby home game

28 February 2024

A late try settled a rollercoaster match in the University of Bath’s favour as they kept their BUCS Super Rugby top-four hopes alive with a 33-29 victory at Nottingham on Wednesday. The Bath Building Society-sponsored visitors were without a number of regular starters on international duty but showed strength in depth to overcome a Nottingham side battling against relegation. Both sides scored two tries in the first half, Bath’s coming either side of Nottingham’s in...

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