The BUCS season is drawing to a close for another year, and as we reach the business end there are several matches to keep an eye out for as well as some key fixtures already played.
The 1s have had an incredible season so far, winning the Premier North division with an 8-2 record. In their last game they impressively beat Leeds Beckett 44-21 to advance to the semi-final of the BUCS Championship on Wednesday. They will face off against the University of Bath who have themselves had a remarkable season, finishing second in the Premier South with 9 wins out of 10. The match starts at 2pm in Sport and Fitness, and is free for spectators! There will be a raffle, food and drinks with the bleachers out; more details can found on the event. If you can’t make it down, there will be a live-stream on the UBSport Facebook page with commentary.
The 2s have also had a great season, with 4 wins and a draw from 10 games in a tricky Midlands 1A league with only one other second team. They too have had great cup success, and with a 69-42 win against Worcester last week, have given themselves a place at the Big BUCS Wednesday on 27 March against Nottingham in the final of the BUCS Trophy.
In the dying seconds of their quarter-final in Bath, the Women’s 1s unbelievably scored with the game tied to win 2-1. This sets up a home semi-final against Edinburgh on the Bournbrook pitches at 4:15 this Wednesday. Your support would be invaluable for the team as they look to progress through to the final!
The Men’s 1s were unlucky in their last fixture, a tough 4-0 away defeat against league champions Nottingham in the BUCS Championship.
Both the Women’s and Men’s 1s are through to the semi-finals of the BUCS Championship after 3-2 and 5-0 wins over Cardiff and Surrey respectively. Neither side is playing their matches at home, with the Women’s team travelling to Edinburgh and the Men’s fixture much closer to home in Nottingham. Best of luck to both teams this week!
With a tense 10-8 home victory against Exeter 2s, the Women’s 2s booked a place at the Big BUCS Wednesday in the BUCS Trophy final on 27 March against Durham 2s. Prior to this, they finish their league season with a home fixture against Nottingham Trent 1s and are hoping to complete an unbeaten title winning season – 7 wins and 2 draws from their 9 games thus far in the Midlands 1A.
The Men’s 1s will also be at the Big BUCS Wednesday as they look to bring home BUCS Trophy following an impressive 9-2 away victory at Imperial. They too have won their league, with a 9 wins from 10 in the Midlands 1A. Fingers crossed both sides can make it a league and cup double-winning season!
The Men’s 1s played out a breathtaking home semi-final in the BUCS Conference Cup last week, drawing 6-6 with Loughborough 3rds. It was an absolute marathon, lasting 8 hours and the boys were unlucky to lose the single and doubles tie breaks, meaning they finished runners up.
In another BUCS Conference Cup final against Loughborough, the Men’s 2s were also unfortunate to taste defeat, going down 7-1 to their Midlands rivals. It has been a largely successful season though for the squad, who finished runners up in their league as well.
Make sure you support our clubs in their final push towards the titles if you see them competing on campus this week, and check in with all the clubs on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for their latest updates.