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What is BUCS Super Rugby?

BUCS, in collaboration with home nation unions, Rugby Vertical & official partner Yoti, present BUCS Super Rugby.

Established in 2016, BUCS Super Rugby is a men’s Rugby Union league comprising of the 10 best university teams across the UK in an exciting structure, ensuring the highest quality of rugby every game week.

The current BUCS Super Rugby Champions are the University of Exeter who capitalised on Northumbria’s uncharacteristic slip away at Leeds Beckett on the final day of the season:


Beginning at the end of September, BUCS Super Rugby is comprised by 18 rounds of fixtures which can be found here. Upon the completion of these fixtures, the team positioned bottom of the league will compete in a play-off fixture against the winner of the North A vs. South A play-off to determine who will secure the 10th team spot for the following season.


BUCS Super Rugby Championship

Alongside the BUCS Super Rugby League is the BUCS Super Rugby Championship. Every year the 10 BUCS Super Rugby teams compete in the knock-out competition to reach the final held at Twickenham Stadium.

Last year’s final witnessed Hartpury claiming an emphatic last minute win to claim the trophy for a consecutive year. 

Alumni Success


BUCS Super Rugby boasts a number of alumni who have progressed onto the international stage. Recent examples include:


Alex Dombrandt (CDM) – Harlequins

Will Edwards (LOU) – England Rugby 7s

Tom Lawday (EXE) – Exeter Chiefs (On Loan to Cornish Pirates)

Will Muir (NOR) – England Rugby 7s

Seb Negri (HAR) - Current Italy International & Benneton Rugby

Sam Skinner (EXE) – Exeter Chiefs

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