University rugby

  • Murphy reflects on her team’s improvement this season

    Murphy reflects on her team’s improvement this season

    May 7, 2016 at 10:00 am

    University of Sunderland women’s rugby president Clarissa Murphy points to the evidence of her side’s progress this season. Sunderland found it difficult to keep up with their rivals at the start of the campaign but finished strong with performances to be proud of at the season’s close. Murphy, speaking about […]

     
  • Sunderland's Clarissa Murphy, right, on the ball

    Murphy hails her team’s performance despite Varsity defeat

    April 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    University of Sunderland’s rugby president Clarissa Murphy praised her team’s performance as they suffered a 24-15 defeat to Teesside at the Tees-Wear Varsity. Before the game Murphy tagged the match as ‘extremely important’ but Sunderland fell short against a strong Teesside team. “I thought we did well, and the girls […]

     
  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

     
  • Marshall says pain of a Varsity defeat to Teesside would never heal

    Marshall says pain of a Varsity defeat to Teesside would never heal

    April 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s rugby team president Samuel Marshall has stated how there is ‘extra emphasis mentally’ ahead of the clash with Teesside University in the Tees-Wear Varsity. Sunderland have already lost one match at their place this season and Teesside have massively improved their squad hugely  in comparison […]

     
  • Sunderland student Uzokwe is hoping to end the season as Darlington Mowden Park's top try scorer. Picture credit: Robert Logan

    Sunderland student Uzokwe sets sights on more international honours

    April 22, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Sunderland student Simon Uzokwe has set his sights on ending the season as Darlington Mowden Park top try-scorer and gaining more international honours after representing England Students RFU earlier this month. Forward Uzokwe made a try-scoring start on his England Students debut against France, and also featured against Ireland Students […]

     
  • University of Sunderland Students Simon Uzokwe, centre, with fellow England Students players.

    Sunderland man Uzokwe enjoying time with England Students RFU

    April 7, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Sunderland student Simon Uzokwe is hoping he can follow up his try against France last week by making another impact off the bench when England Students RFU face Ireland on Saturday. Uzokwe is currently away on international duty with England Students and came off the bench to score a try […]

     
  • University Rugby 1sts lose seven in a row

    University Rugby 1sts lose seven in a row

    March 3, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s Rugby Union 1st team suffered a second defeat against Hull 2nd team in as many weeks yesterday. Sunderland went into the game hoping for a better performance after losing 5-29 against Hull last week. The home side went ahead in the 7th minute, scoring a […]

     
  • Chapman believes Sunderland have fighting chance

    Chapman believes Sunderland have fighting chance

    February 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    University of Sunderland Rugby Union 1st team centre, Ian Chapman believes their second half performance against Hull last Wednesday gives them a fighting chance this week. Sunderland lost their sixth game in a row against Hull by a score of 5-29. Chapman, 20, said: “We just weren’t good enough really, we played […]

     
  • University teams return to BUCS action

    University teams return to BUCS action

    January 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

    The University of Sunderland’s sports teams return to BUCS Wednesdays action today with ten teams set to play their first fixtures since the winter break. After more than a month without a game the Sunderland teams resume their campaigns this afternoon across seven sports. Men’s Football are the first teams […]

     
  • Game against Northumbria 2nds is called off

    Game against Northumbria 2nds is called off

    December 9, 2015 at 9:14 am

    The University of Sunderland women’s Rugby Union game against Northumbria 2nds University has been cancelled due to bad weather. The bad weather over the weekend meant that the game on Wednesday has been postponed due to the wind blowing over the posts at Northumbria’s ground. Unfortunately, after trying to get alternative […]