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Whether you’re an aspiring professional, or enjoy recreational rugby, the University of Birmingham offers players the opportunity to enjoy Rugby Union at every level. There are opportunities for everyone to maximise their development and enjoy the game.


The men’s first team is a performance club benefitting from extensive strength and conditioning and sports science support, ensuring a professional approach is taken to every aspect of training and development.



Please include your full postcode

(If applicable - 10 digit number in format 123-456-7890)

(e.g. Unconditional / ABB)

(e.g. Sport & Exercise Science, BC17)

Please select all that apply.

(Please note whether UK or Home Country and which age-group)

Please list your major achievements in your sport over the past two years, starting with the most recent. Please detail the year in which the achievement took place, your age at the time, the event, the standard of representation (e.g. club, county, international) and result.

To help us gain further insight to you as an athlete, please list your realistic performance goals for the next 12 months (up to 3):

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify level and dates.

Please specify amount and period of provision.

Please provide evidence of your performance level in relation to the competition standard within BUCS and your potential or likelihood to win an invidivual medal at a BUCS Championships. This should include evidence of your PB(s) and/or national ranking alongside the previous 1-2 years of BUCS Championships’ results within your sport/discipline:


Do you currently play competitively and are interested in competing for/training during your time at the University of Birmingham? Register your interest below and your details will be passed on to our performance coach.


The University Mens 5th team offers you the opportunity to play rugby around your studies. Matches are played against other intramural teams and local universities in the cluster league. There are a wide range of social opportunities throughout the year.
Group of Rugby players huddled together


Our student Rugby club will provide you with an all-round university Rugby experience. With four league teams and a 5th XV providing extra fixtures, there are multiple opportunities to be involved competitively and socially. The club welcomes all level’s of players. 



To find out more about how to get involved with the club, please use the red ‘contact us’ button to contact the club directly, or message them on any of their social media pages using the links provided.


Head Coach: Tom Drewett


2X 3G Pitches and multiple grass pitches

All our outdoor facilities are located within a 20-minute walk of Sport & Fitness. Bournbrook pitches are opposite the club and our Metchley site is adjacent to Pritchatts Park student accommodation on Metchley Lane.


Our state-of-the-art gym is available for all your strength and conditioning needs.


Exact times will be confirmed by the club upon registration.


4 teams that compete in BUCS Leagues ranging from Premier North -through to Tier 3, Cup Competitions and BUCS 7’s tournament.