Ahead of the winter break, we reflect on the first half of the 2022/23 BUCS Super Rugby season.
Introduced in 2016, BUCS Super Rugby is the highest level of university rugby union in the U.K.
The BUCS Super Rugby League contains some of the most promising young rugby players in the country. Made up of the 10 best UK university teams, each team plays the other twice throughout the season in order to be crowned BUCS Super Rugby Champion.
Since its opening match on the 28th of September, the 2022/23 BUCS Super Rugby campaign has provided some unforgettable matches. From Nottingham’s maiden Super Rugby victory on the opening weekend to Hartpury’s 1-point win over rivals Exeter, this season is already shaping up to be one for the ages.
We look back on which teams have enjoyed success at the halfway stage, some memorable games, and a record-breaking season for one player in our mid-season recap.
Learn more about UK university rugby
BUCS Super Rugby is an integral part of the university sports scene in the United Kingdom that has continued to thrive and grow. Last year alone, 25 players who competed in the 2021/22 BUCS Super Rugby campaign went on to sign professional contracts.
This was the highest number of players ever taken from universities in the UK in history. BUCS Super Rugby offers players the opportunity to find themselves on the radar of professional teams around the world and has even been praised by pundits and current players for its ability to launch aspiring players’ careers.
Learn more about UK university rugby via the link below.