LSBU Men’s Rugby Team win university league for the first time in 22 yearsLSBSU Men's Rugby Team have won the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) South Eastern Conference Bowl league against UCFB at Brunel
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
In addition across the season the following also played:
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.