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Round 18

 Back to Back League Winners, Exeter Claim the BUCS Super Rugby Title!

Match 1: Exeter 42 Cardiff 22


Exeter sealed their second successive BUCS Super Rugby title on Wednesday afternoon against Cardiff.


Tries from Exeter’s Jack Rouse (2), Paul Schroter, Sal M’Boge, Will Hollis and Andy Hamilton saw the Mighty Greens secure a convincing 42-22 win to finish in top spot ahead Bath.


Cardiff started brightly with two George Williams tries and a late Adam Sabri consolation but failed to earn the single point they needed to guarantee a quarter-final spot in the BUCS Super Rugby Championship.

Cardiff sit in 8th ahead of next week’s re-arranged fixtures.

Match 2: Bath 19 Loughborough 5


Loughborough’s James Spencer was first to score, which Bath shortly responded to with 3 tries and a conversion, after Loughborough suffer multiple penalties which resulted in a yellow card, resulting in a 19-5 lead going into the break.


A scoreless second half meant Bath clinched the 3 points, doing all they can to secure their current 2ndspot ahead of next weeks rearranged fixtures.


Bath’s fate hangs in the balance as 3rdplace Hartpury are on a quest to secure the 3 points they need to overtake Bath against Nottingham Trent again next week.



Match 3: Durham vs Cardiff Met 13-17


Met secured a late win on Wednesday afternoon to secure a necessary 3 points, if they wish to finish in the top four of the league.


Off to a slow start, Durham crossed over just before the half time whistle, leading 7-0 into the break. 

Met managed to get their selves off the ground with a penalty in front of the posts. Still trailing with 15 minutes to go, Met with momentum dotted down two consecutive tries to seal the win and grasp 3 points for their last league fixture.



Match 4: Hartpury vs Nottingham Trent 50-15


A 7 try win for Hartpury saw them comfortably placed in 3rdwith their final fixture to play next week, trailing just two points behind 2ndplace Bath.


Hartpury’s Will Biggs was first to cross over which was shortly responded to by two tries from 10thplace Trent, followed by a penalty putting underdogs in the lead, 7-15.


With the interval insight, Hartpury’s Harry Wilson dotted down which was followed by Dan Cole slotting a penalty before the halftime whistle went – 15-15.


Hartpury’s home advantage saw a spectacular display of rugby, scoring 5 tries to secure a convinving bonus point win.


Next week, Hartpury take on Nottingham Trent again to fight for 2nd in the league. 




Match 5: Northumbria 10 Leeds Beckett 15

 On a wet and windy Friday evening, Beckett took added their now 8th win on the trot as they defeated 7th placed Northumbria.

In a tight 10-15 win, Kieran Davies slotted 5 penaulties which ultimately pushed Beckett to clinch the win. 

Northumbria's Josh Bragman was the only player of both sides to cross over the line.

Beckett move up into 5th with one game to go next week, where they will need a bonus-point win if they want to qualifiy for the BUCS Championships playoffs.


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