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Rugby at SportBU

Missed TeamBU Trials 2021?

Take your rugby skills to the next level with TeamBU Rugby. It’s a club well known within the BU sporting community not only for the commitment of its players, but also for the great sense of camaraderie. It’s no wonder it’s one of BU’s main social groups too.

If you’re successful in trials, you’ll represent BU at national level in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) leagues and competitions throughout the academic year.

While the BUCS leagues and competitions focus on rugby union, there are also opportunities to play in rugby league (if you’d prefer). This is via our partnerships with two local rugby clubs – Bournemouth Rugby Club and Oakmeadians RFC.

TeamBU Rugby also takes part in the annual Bournemouth 7s festival, the world’s largest sport and musical festival, where social games of rugby are enjoyed by hundreds of players.

Key information

Available to: BU students (male and female) who have a talent and passion for playing rugby. All experience will be considered and you can tell us about it before you arrive at BU. This could include playing rugby socially or at club, county, regional, national and international level.

Training days and times:

(Men's) Mondays, 6pm-7:30pm (Chapel Gate) | Fridays 5pm-6:30pm (Oakmedians Rugby Club, Meyrick Park) 

(Women's) Mondays, 7pm-8:30pm (Chapel Gate) | Fridays 5pm-6:30pm (Oakmedians Rugby Club, Meyrick Park) 

Venue: Oakmedians RFC, Meyrick Park, Bournemouth BH2 6LJ and Chapel Gate

Fixtures: Chapel Gate on Wednesday afternoons during term time

Fees: annual affiliation fee: £84

If you’re successful in becoming a member of TeamBU Rugby, you’ll be required to affiliate to SportBU.

This fee includes: BUCS affiliation fees, personal sports insurance, weekly coaching and TeamBU transport.

TeamBU: our Performance Sport rugby teams

Our coaches

Richard Major: Richard is the main coach for our men’s team and is Level 2 qualified

Hughton Campbell and Gordon Horsley: both Hughton and Gordon coach our women’s team and are Level 2 qualified.  Hugthon is also the Head Coach for England Universities (South Region) and Team Manager for Jamaica RFU while Gordon is Head Coach for local club, Oakmedians Ladies RFU.

More Performance Sport at BU

Trialists at a starting line before a race

Trials and affiliation

If you think you have what it takes to become a Performance Sport athlete, you will need to try out for Team BU. Find out how to register and when our trials take place

Sports scholarships

Sports scholarships

We believe that your sporting talents deserve to be rewarded. Available for up to £5,000, our Sports scholarships are designed to help you perform at the highest possible level.

TeamBU rugby players selected to play in the English Universities rugby teams

TeamBU rugby success

TeamBU rugby players Matthew Spencer and Louise Burgess were selected to play in the English Universities men’s and women’s rugby 7s teams. Read about their experience.