Rugby Union

Rugby Union

Opportunities

Rugby Union opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Rugby.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Opportunities

Rugby Union opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Rugby Union.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

Opportunities

Rugby Union opportunities for male and female players.

Level of Sport

Open to players of all abilities. Elite level athletes to social sport.

Subject Area

Student’s can opt to study any subject they wish alongside playing Rugby Union.

Level of Study

Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate.

With one of the biggest leagues in the U.K. University Sport System, BUCS Rugby Union offers you the chance to compete against the best in the country.

There are a wide range of rugby opportunities for any student who wishes to compete alongside their degree. With men’s and women’s teams competing weekly in a tiered league structure, players of all ability levels can experience rugby during their time in the U.K.

U.K. universities often have multiple rugby teams entering into league competition to ensure all of their players, regardless of ability level, experience or level of study have the chance to represent their university in official competition.

With one of the biggest leagues in the U.K. University Sport System, BUCS Rugby Union offers you the chance to compete against the best in the country.

With men’s and women’s teams competing weekly in a tiered league structure, there are a wide range of rugby opportunities for any student who wishes to compete alongside their degree. The tiered structure of the leagues allows players of all ability levels to experience firsthand rugby in during their time in the U.K.

U.K. universities often have multiple rugby teams entering into league competition to ensure all of their players, regardless of ability level, experience or level of study have the chance to represent their university in official competition.

BUCS Super Rugby Logo

BUCS Super Rugby is the highest level of Rugby Union in the U.K. University sport system.

The league consists of the 10 best university teams in the country who play each other on two occasions, home and away. After the initial 18 fixtures have been completed, the team who finishes bottom will be at risk of relegation and play off against teams fighting for promotion from the division below, whereas the top 8 teams proceed to enter the knock-out championship competition.

The championship final is the showpiece event of the rugby season, taking place at Twickenham Stadium each year, where the final two teams will play to become champions.

The continuous promotion and relegation of teams between the divisions at the end of each season ensures that each team gets a chance to compete at the highest level. Beyond the BUCS Super Rugby, there are a wide range of fantastic opportunities for male and female players.

BUCS Super Rugby Logo

Compete for both a local volleyball club and your university team!

In addition to the weekly volleyball matches against other U.K. university teams, it’s common for U.K. universities to have affiliations with local volleyball clubs or to enter their own teams into county or national volleyball league competition, providing additional opportunities for players to compete on a weekly basis alongside their degree.

With the combination of weekly BUCS fixtures against other U.K. university volleyball teams and the opportunity to test yourself in national club competitions, the U.K. can offer ambitions volleyball students with a fantastic opportunity to play at a high level alongside their education.

Whether you have aspirations of playing professional rugby in the future or simply wish to join a rugby team for social reasons alongside your studies, U.K. university rugby union can offer a wide range of opportunities to match your level of interest and ability.

Whether you have aspirations of playing professional rugby in the future or simply wish to join a rugby team for social reasons alongside your studies, U.K. university rugby union can offer a wide range of opportunities to match your level of interest and ability.

U.K. universities proudly boast some of the most advanced gyms and fitness equipment in the country.

With rugby union being such a popular sport in the U.K., regardless of the involvement within the Super Rugby division, you can expect to find experienced and well qualify rugby staff leading many university teams across the country.

With most U.K. university rugby union clubs offering multiple teams for male and female players, they regularly have over 200 members join per academic year, making them great places to both train but also to socialise and meet new people with the same sporting interest.

BUCS Rugby Union
BUCS Rugby Union

U.K. universities proudly boast some of the most advanced gyms and fitness equipment in the country.

With rugby union being such a popular sport in the U.K., regardless of the involvement within the Super Rugby division, you can expect to find experienced and well qualify rugby staff leading many university teams across the country.

With most U.K. university rugby union clubs offering multiple teams for male and female players, they regularly have over 200 members join per academic year, making them great places to both train but also to socialise and meet new people with the same sporting interest.

U.K. University

Rugby Union Scholarships

Some of the leading rugby universities in the U.K. will be able to offer their student’s some form of scholarship. U.K. university sport scholarships are awarded in different ways at each university, some scholarships may help to reduce tuition fees whereas others may help to provide a support package to cover the cost of specialist training and support. The standard required to achieve a rugby scholarship will vary between universities.

We are happy to provide free guidance and support for any student who wishes to be evaluated for a potential UK university rugby scholarship.

U.K. University Rugby Union Scholarships

Some of the leading rugby universities in the U.K. will be able to offer their student’s some form of scholarship. U.K. university sport scholarships are awarded in different ways at each university, some scholarships may help to reduce tuition fees whereas others may help to provide a support package to cover the cost of specialist training and support. The standard required to achieve a rugby scholarship will vary between universities.

We are happy to provide free guidance and support for any student who wishes to be evaluated for a potential UK university rugby scholarship.

How we can help you to play Rugby at a U.K. university

Free service

Our service is completely free for students and their families to use.

Bespoke opportunities

We search for universities that suit your academic standing, career goals and any other preferences you may have!

Application support

Our staff are trained to process undergraduate and postgraduate U.K. university applications.

Access to scholarships

We will evaluate your chances and inform you where we feel you have the best possible chance of achieving a scholarship.

How we can help you to play Rugby at a U.K. university

Free service

Our service is completely free for students and their families to use.

Bespoke opportunities

We search for universities that suit your academic standing, career goals and any other preferences you may have!

Application support

Our staff are trained to process undergraduate and postgraduate U.K. university applications.

Access to scholarships

We will evaluate your chances and inform you where we feel you have the best possible chance of achieving a scholarship.

Start your U.K. study search here

Register your details via our online form to start searching for suitable opportunities throughout the U.K.

APPLY ONLINE

Start your U.K. study search here

Register your details via our online form to start searching for suitable opportunities throughout the U.K.

APPLY ONLINE