University of Bath Rugby Football Club


FRESHERS 2016/17

UBRFC is one of the biggest sports clubs at the University of Bath fielding 5 Mens Rugby Union BUCS teams, 1 Rugby League BUCS team, 1 Womans BUCS team and 2 RUSH-D teams giving opportunity to over 400 players to represent the University of Bath.

RUSH-D is UBRFC's development squad that provides an opportunity to play competitive rugby for the University of Bath and offers progression into BUCS rugby teams. RUSH-D is open to all age groups and is the basis that many BUCS players start their university rugby playing careers here.

Last year the RUSH-D programme continued to progress and this year is looking to take on all new fresher rugby players of any ability to introduce to university rugby. Providing the opportunity of weekly games and regular training from qualified coaches, at university and within local clubs.

The RUSH-D teams are linked with 3 local clubs:

Oldfield RFC

Old Sulians RFC

Walcott RFC

The clubs offer quality coaching (Level 2+ coaches), training facilities (without having to pay the £100 facility fee at uni), hospitality and opportunities to play club rugby.

Both teams will have a full fixture programme against other universities and other touring teams. Freshers select XV will also be selected based on the best players from the two teams who will play regular fixtures involving Oxford University, Exeter University, Hartpury and more.

Training Times

A facebook group will be created in due course for comunication.

Any questions, do not be afraid to contact the RUSH-D coordinators: Jamie Buckley  (, Thomas Byfield (,Jamie Lishman ( Or the general account .

Look forward to meeting you all this season.