University rugby

  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

     
  • University of Sunderland men’s rugby midseason review

    University of Sunderland men’s rugby midseason review

    December 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

    The first semester of the academic year is now drawing to a close which means the University of Sunderland men’s rugby union will be out of action until February. With that in mind, vice president Lewis Baker gives us thoughts on the first half of the season and looks ahead […]

     
  • Sunderland men's rugby have struggled so far this season.

    Former president Fairlie reflects on rugby return

    December 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Some students do a whole three years all in one go and graduate at the end of the third year while others take a year out in between the second and third for work experience.  This was the case of former Sunderland men’s 1st president Hugo Fairlie who took a […]

     
  • Sunderland men's rugby have struggled so far this season.

    Sunderland men’s rugby lose out to Huddersfield

    December 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      University of Sunderland men’s rugby fell to defeat against unbeaten Huddersfield on Wednesday. This was the reverse fixture for the two sides and the last time they met Huddersfield came away with a 71-8 score line. But this time, Huddersfield would not find it so easy as they battled Sunderland […]

     
  • Sunderland women’s rugby fall to narrow defeat to York

    Sunderland women’s rugby fall to narrow defeat to York

    December 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Despite getting the game’s opening try, the University of Sunderland women’s first team were unable to hold on to their lead against the University of York and lost a very closely contested game 19-15 on Wednesday. Team president Shannon Mossop felt the team deserved to get the win, saying: “The girls […]

     
  • Sunderland men's rugby have struggled so far this season.

    Game did not go to plan says rugby vice president Baker

    November 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

    The University of Sunderland men’s 1sts were a dealt a defeat in their latest outing at Bradford University on Wednesday. Vice president Lewis Baker cites team fitness and lack of substitutes as a factor in the team’s defeat but praises the team effort despite the odds. “A lot of our […]

     
  • Sunderland men's rugby have struggled so far this season.

    Sunderland rugby suffer heavy defeat at hands of Sheffield

    October 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Sunderland men’s rugby team were dealt a heavy defeat by the travelling Sheffield Hallam on Wednesday. Sheffield’s number 21 ended the game for Sunderland when he slipped by the home side’s defence down the right wing to score. Despite the score line, Sunderland put in a strong effort to keep out […]

     
  • Sunderland’s rugby men looking for strong start to BUCS campaign

    Sunderland’s rugby men looking for strong start to BUCS campaign

    October 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

    University of Sunderland men’s rugby team are hoping to hit the ground running as they travel to Huddersfield for their first BUCS clash of the year. The start of this season mirrors the last as Huddersfield were Sunderland’s first opponents in the league this time last year. And the result left […]

     
  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

     
  • Gray reflects on disappointing season as rugby team end on minus points

    Gray reflects on disappointing season as rugby team end on minus points

    May 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

    With another BUCS season over and the University of Sunderland taking the Tees-Wear Varsity crown, it’s time to reflect on the how the season went for the Rugby men’s 1sts. The men’s 1st team went into the season on the back of winning the league title and defeating Teesside at […]