There is no messing about when it comes to rugby union, this is the real deal.
There are leagues to suit all different levels of competition. Men's and women's teams compete week in, week out in their tiered league structure across the whole United Kingdom.
Rugby Union also has a national league for both men's and women's competitions, with the top men's league known as BUCS Super Rugby.
BUCS Super Rugby sees the best 10 university men's rugby teams compete in their own league. At the end of the league season they compete in the National Championship knockout.
The Women's National League sees the best 7 university women's rugby teams compete in their own league. At the end of the league season they compete in the National Championship knockout.
Fixtures and Results 2023-24
All fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season can be accessed on BUCS Play. Please follow the link on this page to register for the system and navigate to the appropriate community.
For London-based students, the London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) also offers more flexible and social league and knockout competitions for women's teams.
Rules and Regulations
All regulations relating to the running of the 2023-24 season can be found in via the below links:
To view last season’s fixtures and results, please register for BUCS Play and select the 22-23 season on the homepage.
For any rugby union queries, please contact BUCS Rugby Union Programme Coordinator, Huey Chadwick.
BUCS Rugby Sevens
This is the shorter, faster version of the game we all love. Students change the pace of how things are done with two, one day competitions for Championships and Trophy categories. Stay tuned for the dates for the 2023-24 season, coming soon!
For London-based students, the London Universities Sports Leagues (LUSL) also offers more flexible and social league and knockout competitions for men’s and women’s teams.