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BUCS Super Rugby is back with a bang!

Round 1 of the competition epitomised the excitement, quality and unpredictability of this league. Welcome back to BUCS Super Rugby!

MATCH 1: Exeter begin their title defence in style

To kick off the start of the season, 2017/18 BUCS Super Rugby Champions Exeter welcomed Leeds Beckett to Topsham Sports Ground. Making the most of the occasion, Exeter showed exactly why they are the title defenders and remain ‘ones to watch’ in the league with a 43-19 win over Leeds.

MATCH 2: Trent trumps Loughborough in last minute thriller

Hosting BUCS Super Rugby’s first live streamed game of the season, Nottingham Trent vs. Loughborough certainly did not disappoint. Having trailed 10-15 at half-time, Trent clinched the win with an 80th minute try proving just how unpredictable this league can be.

Match 3: Cardiff pull out all the stops for their inaugural BUCS Super Rugby fixture

Despite being the newbies to the league, Cardiff welcomed Hartpury to the Fortress, showing exactly why they belong in BSR. Cardiff started strong, entering half-time with a 7-3 lead however the experience of Hartpury proved to be beneficial, with the visitors taking the win 14-31.

MATCH 4: Bath edged out of home victory by Northumbria

The final BSR fixture of the day found Bath hosting Northumbria in front of a 500-strong home crowd. Despite Bath having the 16th player, Northumbria slowly surpassed Bath’s initial lead to claim the victory 23-19.

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