News Archive, Tag: Aaron James

Playing in front of big Rosslyn Park crowd is perfect prep for Anniversary Game

04 October 2019

University of Bath rugby head coach, Aaron James, says the coaching team has prepared the BUCS Super Rugby side just like for any other match this season despite tonight’s fixture against Durham set to take place in front of a big crowd at Rosslyn Park. That coaching team of Lewis Messer and Nathan Catt have worked the squad, sponsored by Fulikers Bailey Russell, hard this week.  James said: “We’re a bit disappointed on reflection as...

(From left) Zack Henry, Aaron James and Patrick Jenkinson with their 2016 FISU World University Rugby Sevens silver medals

Silver lining for rugby players after dramatic finish to World University Sevens Champs

11 July 2016

University of Bath rugby players Zack Henry and Patrick Jenkinson helped Great Britain’s men win a silver medal at the FISU World University Rugby Sevens Championships in Swansea. They were only denied gold by an Australian try from the last move of a dramatic final, which saw the British team – who had led 20-19 when the buzzer went – edged out 24-20. Jenkinson, who has played for Bath Rugby’s United XV and graduated in...

University of Bath student Alex Humfrey signs for Bath Rugby Academy

08 April 2016

University of Bath student Alex Humfrey has signed for the Senior Academy of Aviva Premiership club Bath Rugby. Humfrey, a back row or second row, has played for the University’s 1st XV for the past two seasons. He has also represented Wales Students and Wales Sevens, as well as Neath RFC in the Welsh Premiership. Aaron James, the University’s Head of Rugby, said: “Alex signing for Bath Rugby is fantastic and well deserved. “It reflects...

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris signs for Bath Rugby

23 November 2015

University of Bath graduate Luke Charteris is returning to the city after agreeing a move to Bath Rugby. The Welsh international lock, who completed a Sport & Exercise Science degree in 2005, has played in France for the past three years with Perpignan and Racing 92. Charteris, who has 60 caps for his country and played in the 2015 Rugby World Cup, will join Bath Rugby next season. “It is such an ambitious club and...

The University of Bath's rugby team celebrate after retaining the Red Bull Uni 7s title at The Rec in September 2015

Dramatic late try sees University rugby team retain Red Bull 7s title in front of capacity Rec crowd

29 September 2015

A last-gasp try from Luca Petrozzi ensured the University of Bath rugby sevens team successfully defended their European crown in front of a capacity crowd at The Rec, home of Bath Rugby, on Saturday. It sealed a thrilling 26-24 victory over Hartpury College in the final, watched by more than 12,000 spectators, as the University retained the Red Bull Uni 7s title after an exciting day of competition. To cap a memorable occasion, University of...

University of Bath student Louis Mulholland in action for the USA Junior All Americans. PICTURE: Judy Teasdale

USA name Economics student Louis Mulholland in Rugby World Cup training squad

24 June 2015

University of Bath student Louis Mulholland says it is a “huge honour” to have been named in the USA’s 50-man training squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The first-year Economics undergraduate is one of four scrum-halves selected by Eagles head coach Mike Tolkin in the build-up to the eagerly-awaited competition, which is now less than 100 days away. Mulholland earned his surprise call after impressing with the Junior All Americans and is now determined...

French test for rugby players as Bath quartet named in Wales Students squad

15 April 2015

Four University of Bath Rugby Club players have been named in the Wales Students squad to face France Universities this weekend. Students Mike Perks (Sports Performance, third year), Alex Humfrey (Chemical Engineering), Michael Snook (Chemistry, second year) and Derryn Jones (Sport and Exercise Science) have all been selected for Saturday’s match at Stade Paul Chandon in Epernay. University of Bath Head of Rugby Aaron James, pictured, said: “We are proud to see these players selected. “It...

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