BUCS Super Rugby

Welcome to the home of the University of Nottingham BUCS Super Rugby team. Over the course of the season we will be brining you the latest news, fixtures and live matches taking you closer to the action.

BUCS Super Rugby consists of 18 rounds. Upon the completion of the league season, the top eight teams will battle it out in knock-out Championship competition, with the final held on Wednesday 13 April 2023.

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BUCS Super Rugby

BUCS Super Rugby

emoji_events League and Vase winners in 2021/22, University of Nottingham will head into the new season as the latest addition to BUCS Super Rugby.
home_work The team train at the iconic £40 million David Ross Sports Village, with matches held at Highfields Sports Complex, set on the edge of University Park Campus.
person The squad features a wealth of domestic and international talent and the 2022/23 will be led by first team captain, James Cherry
thumb_up Former British and Irish Lion, Brian Moore and Saracens winger Chris Wyles are among the famous alumni who have passed through the program.

BUCS Super Rugby

Our BSR Fixtures and Results

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Leeds Beckett

Result: University of Nottingham 31-15 Leeds Beckett

Date: Wed 28th September, Highfields Sports Complex

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Nottingham were at home for their first BUCS Super Rugby match of the 2022/23 season. The newly promoted side faced a Leeds Beckett side who picked up 32 points last season (finishing 8th overall).

Paul Westgate's side took all 5 points following a fantastic display in front of a 1,200 strong crowd at Highfields. The Nottingham side scored twice in the final 5 minutes of the first half to enter the break narrowly in front. The Green and Gold didn't let up in the second half and registered a bonus point victory which saw them top the table after round 1.

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Swansea

Result: University of Nottingham 34-10 Swansea University

Date: Wed 5th October, Highfields Sports Complex

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Nottingham welcomed Swansea to Highfields in round 2 of their BUCS Super Rugby season. The Welsh side made the 200-mile trip to face the #GreenandGold but came away with no points as Nottingham ran out victors by a 24 point margin.  Swansea finished the last BSR season in mid-table having racked up 49 points over the course of the season. 

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Exeter

Result: University of Nottingham 41-46 University of Exeter

Date: Wed 2nd November, Highfields Sports Complex

After 3 weeks on the road, Nottingham returned home to Highfields to face Exeter in round 6 of the BUCS Super Rugby Season.

Nottingham welcomed the BUCS Super Rugby Champions from 2021-22 after the exiles narrowly edged Durham to the title in the 2021-22 Championship finale, and gave them a very tough game narrowly losing by 5 points.

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Bath

Result: University of Nottingham 10-28 University of Bath

Date: Wed 16th November, Highfields Sports Complex

Nottingham faced a tough task against one of the in-form team in BUCS Super Rugby. After a great start to the season, Bath had the chance to go top with a victory over Nottingham.

Paul Westgate's side tested themselves against one of the top sides in the league to find out where the team currently are with their own development.

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Hartpury

Result: University of Nottingham 26-39 University of Hartpury

Date: Wed 30th November, Highfields Sports Complex

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In our final match of the New Year, the University of Nottingham side looked to end the year strong in front of a home crowd. Visitors Hartpury are continue to challenge near the top of the table and showed great strength to win. 

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Loughborough

Result: University of Nottingham 20-17 Loughborough University

Date: Fri 27th January, Nottingham Rugby Club (Lady Bay)

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Nottingham hosted local rivals Loughborough at Nottingham Rugby Club under lights on a brilliant night of BUCS Super Rugby in front of a packed home crowd. The Friday evening contest was a fantastic match-up for Paul Westgate's side who scored a last-gasp try to claim an historic victory!

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Durham

Result: University of Nottingham 14-29 University of Durham

Date: Wed 1st February, Highfields Sports Complex

On a short week after a huge win against Loughborough, the side could not match their heroics and suffered defeat to a strong Durham outfit.

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Cardiff Met

Result: University of Nottingham 46-14 Cardiff Met

Date: Wed 8th February, Highfields Sports Complex

UNRUC bounced back and continued their solid form at home with a hugely comprehensive victory over Cardiff Met to solidify their position in the league.

sports_rugbyNottingham vs. Cardiff

Date: Wed 8th March, Highfields Sports Complex

Kick-off: TBC

Preview: TBC

BSR 2022/23 Fixtures and Results

Round 1 | Wednesday 28th September - vs. Leeds Beckett - Home @ Highfields - Won 31-15

Round 2 | Wednesday 5th October - vs. Swansea - Home @ Highfields - Won 34-10

Round 3 | Wednesday 12th October - vs. Loughborough - Away - Lost 5-35

Round 4 | Wednesday 19th October - vs. Durham- Away - Lost 33-49

Round 5 | Wednesday 26th October - vs. Cardiff Met - Away - Lost 3-39

Round 6 | Wednesday 2nd November - vs. Exeter - Home - Lost 41-46

Round 7 | Wednesday 16th November - vs. Bath- Home - Lost 10-28

Round 8 | Wednesday 23rd November - vs. Cardiff- Away - Lost 14-31

Round 9 | Wednesday 30th November - vs. Hartpury - Home - Lost 26-39

Round 10 | Wednesday 7th December - vs. Leeds Beckett - Lost 19-27

Round 11 | Wednesday 22nd February (Original Date Postponed) - vs. Swansea - Away - Lost 31-30

Round 12 | Friday 27th January - vs. Loughborough - Home @ Lady Bay - Won 20-17

Round 13 | Wednesday 1st February - vs. Durham - Home @ Highfields - Lost 14-29

Round 14 | Wednesday 8th February - vs. Cardiff Met - Home @ Highfields - Won 46-14

Round 15 | Wednesday 15th February - vs. Exeter - Away - Lost 24-37

Round 16 | Wednesday 1st March - vs. Bath - Away - Won 24-19

Round 17 | Wednesday 8th March - vs. Cardiff - Home @ Highfields

Round 18 | Wednesday 15th March - vs. Hartpury - Away 

National Championship QF - 29th March

National Championship SF - 5th April

BUCS Super Rugby Playoff - 12th April

National Championship Final - 19th April

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Performance Rugby at University of Nottingham
Performance Rugby at University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham Men's Rugby Union Club is one of largest student led rugby clubs in the country, and one of the most prestigious and popular sports clubs at Nottingham. The Club enjoys a national reputation for rugby, attracting performance rugby players who want to balance their continued rugby development with studying at one of the UK's top Universities.

The Men’s Rugby Union Club continues to grow and develop, and has a clear and strong vision to deliver a performance rugby programme of the highest calibre. The coaching team is headed up by Paul Westgate an England Rugby Level 5 Coach.

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Our home matches are predominantly played at our home venue in Nottingham at Highfields Sports Complex. We also have a close partnership with Nottingham Rugby and some fixtures are played within the Nottinghamshire Sports Club at Lady Bay.

Highfields Sports Complex

Highfields Sports Pavillion

Getting to Highfields

Highfields Sports Complex is located on the South Westerly side of the main University Park campus and can be easily accessed via  University Boulevard (use postcode NG7 2PS).

Download a copy of the campus map here and you'll find us at location number 47. Parking is available free of charge in marked spaces and our event car park. Blue badge parking can be found in front of the Vaughan Parry Williams pavillion.

You can also find details of how to get here by car, bus or tram here. Our nearest park and ride is Toton Lane and you hop off at the University Boulevard stop.

Lady Bay Sports Ground

Nottingham Rugby Club - Lady Bay

Getting to Lady Bay

Lady Bay Sports Ground is the home of Nottingham Rugby and is located 30 minutes walk from Nottingham Train station. The stadium is located just across the road from Nottingham Forest Football club, near to the south bank of the river Trent, and near the town of West Bridgford. For those driving you can follow NG2 5AA and there is approximately 250 parking spots on site.

Our partners

We are delighted to partner with the RFU, University of Nottingham Sport, Nottingham Rugby Club, Playerlayer and the Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre. You can find out more about our partners below.

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The RFU has a close partnership with the University of Nottingham to deliver a broad rugby programme for students, from representative competition in BUCS to more local opportunities. With a focus on GROWTH, SUSTAINABILITY and TRANSITION of students into and out of their universities.

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For the past 25 years, visionary clinicians and researchers, along with generous donors, volunteers and fundraisers, have all helped to make the CBTRC into the world-leading research centre it is today. With your support, the centre can continue to strive to discover more effective and kinder treatments for currently devastating cancers.

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