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LSBU Men’s Rugby Team win university league for the first time in 22 years

LSBSU Men's Rugby Team have won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) South Eastern Conference Bowl league against UCFB at Brunel
13 March 2019

In an exciting game, LSBU Student Union (LSBSU) was the first team to score a try after nearly half an hour of play. UCFB then scored a try and converted. Within the final ten minutes of the game, LSBSU proved to be the stronger team and scored two tries in quick succession and converted the final one, to come away with the tightly fought 17-7 point victory.

Phil Newman, Deputy Director of Student Services and Head of Sport at LSBU, said:

"From a foundation of hard work, determination and passion, in July 2017 our men’s rugby team returned home with a silver medal from the UK-China University Games. It comes as no surprise that this foundation has resulted in further accolades over the ensuing years, the latest of which has seen them crowned BUCS champions."

“This is a fantastic achievement which reinforces LSBUs standing as an institution that breeds and supports champions, well done to the guys – you’ve done us proud.”

The last time the LSBSU team achieved this level of success in the competition was 22 years ago.

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South Bank XV Rugby Line Up:

1 - Ben Stothard 
2 - Alex Khian Brewer 
3 - Ben Goodfellow 
4 - Ted Arnold 
5 - Tariq Ghzzawi 
6 - Jordan Teague 
7 - Angelo Adriano 
8 - Chris Kiyingi 
9 - Max Treharne 
10 - Rhys Amos 
11 - Greg Hay 
12 - Rory Sweetman 
13 - Jay Tee 
14 - Mikey Metafwali 
15 - Ryan Daniel Thomas


Elias Martin-green 
Josh Smallman 
Joey Marriott 
Dan Hook 
Ben Omodo 
Tim Mooney 
Glodi Dituzolele 
Randeep Flora

In addition across the season the following also played:

Alex Body 
Jake Alderton 
Cameron Urquhart 
Christopher Measure 
Theo Cantero 
Jamie Bartlett 
Tim Mooney

The British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and their vision is to create the best university sport experience in the world.