Men’s Rugby Union have a total of 115 members making them the biggest club after snow sports. They are split into two teams with the first team playing in South A league and the second team playing in Western 3A.
The women’s team have 52 members and play in Western 2B. They are having an amazing season currently sitting top of their league 9 points above second place. Their biggest win came beginning of November where they beat University of Wales Trinity a whopping 80 – 0. Well played girls!
The men’s first team are currently playing in the highest league UWE have ever been in which is a massive achievement for them, they currently sit in fifth place just one below Swansea 1st and promotion could see them playing in the super league. The boys are on top form beating University of Bristol who currently sit top of the league for the first time in a while, the final score 22 – 17, calling for a very interesting Varsity event.
The Men’s second team are currently sitting in fourth place in a very close league being on the same points as Exeter and Marjons who sit in second and third place. The Men’s Rugby team also played University of Bristol at the beginning of November and beat them a massive 80 – 15. So I’m sure the men’s team will be hoping for a double win at this year’s varsity.
As well as amazing team performances, Men’s Rugby also have a few individual stars with Rupert Freestone playing for England Students last year as well as captain Kemp Price playing for England countries last year.
The women’s team have also done amazing work volunteering for spectrum and hope to do more fundraising in the future. The Spectrum Projects target people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and aims to increase provisions for sport, leisure and personal development through tailored programs.
Check out Men’s first team in action at Clifton RFC on the 23rd November against Swansea at 2pm. Whilst the women’s team are away to Southampton Solent this Wednesday also at 2pm.The men’s second team are home the following week at University of St Mark and St Johns the following week at Clifton RFC at 2pm.
By Megan Lay