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EURFC take the Southern League in Style 01/03/2016

Exeter’s University 1st XV retained the league title for the second year running finishing with an emphatic 46 – 8 victory over Bath.

 he final fixture of the league season is often one of the highlights in the University sporting calendar, coming in the form of the South West Derby. 4000 students flood to Sandy park to cheer on EURFC’s 1XV, and the team certainly didn’t disappoint.

Once a highly competitive fixture, the Derby has provided to be more of a one sided affair in recent years. A fast paced opening 20 minutes proved to do the damage for the visiting side as EURFC’s superior fitness levels prevailed.

Speaking after the game man of the match Sam Waltier acknowledged that it was ‘a pretty tough first 20 minutes’. He praised the ‘physicality and dominance of the forward pack, it let us chuck the ball around in the backs’. Sam Skinner (1XV Captain) echoed the sentiments of his scrum half, and also lauded the crowd and ‘the massive atmosphere’, emphasising the importance ‘that we kept our cool and kept doing the same things we do week in, week out’.

Currently undefeated in BUCS this season, Exeter are fully aware they are southern favourites going into the knockout stages and host Newcastle at Topsham on the 02/03/16. The visitors came 4th in North Premier but EURFC won’t be taking them for granted knowing anything can happen in the cup.

EURFC 1XV 15/16 Season results:

University of Exeter Mens 1st

38 - 0

Cardiff Met University

University of Bristol Mens 1st

3 – 33

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Bath Mens 1st

15 – 20

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Exeter Mens 1st

30 – 13

Hartpury College Mens 1st

Cardiff University Mens 1st

3 – 45

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Exeter Mens 1st

72 – 0

University of South Wales Mens 1st

Cardiff Met University 1st

13 – 24

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Exeter Mens 1st

14 – 0

University of Bristol Mens 1st

Hartpury College Mens 1st

16 – 16

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Exeter Mens 1st

48 – 7

Cardiff University Mens 1st

University of South Wales Mens 1st

 0 - 88

University of Exeter Mens 1st

University of Exeter Mens 1st

46 - 8

University of Bath Mens 1st

 

 

 

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