With over 500 men's and women's rugby university teams competing every year, Rugby is one of the
most popular sports played at universities across the United Kingdom. With opportunities to play Rugby Union, Rugby League, and Rugby 7s, UK universities offer a wide range of opportunities for players to develop their skills, train with experienced coaches, and gain valuable experience through participating in national and regional leagues.
Many UK universities also have partnerships with professional clubs, giving students access to a
a wealth of resources that can help them take their rugby career to the next level.
Why play rugby and study at a UK university?
Many UK universities offer world-class facilities, including top-notch training and playing surfaces, as
well as state-of-the-art gym equipment.
Dedicated rugby facilities with professional-quality fields are available year-round, while fully-equipped
gyms with weights, cardio machines, and high-quality strength and conditioning equipment help
players reach their full potential as athletes.
Opportunities for students of all ability levels
Most universities field multiple teams to cater to different levels of ability. So whether you are an
experienced player looking to compete at the highest level or looking to play at a social level, there
are plenty of opportunities to get involved alongside your studies.
Compete in leagues and cups throughout the year.
As part of a UK college rugby team, students can expect to compete throughout the season in both
conference and cup competitions. Conferences will typically start in October and run all the way
through the year to March. Students also have the opportunity to compete for national titles in various knockout tournaments. Championship and Trophy finals are then played on the season's final day.
See what opportunities could be available to you!
We offer a free service to help students identify In order to start the process and see what UK college
rugby opportunities are available to you. Please register your details via the following link: