Rugby (Men’s)

St. Cuthbert’s Society Men’s Rugby Club is one of the strongest in the University: Our 1st XV won the Men’s Premiership five times within the last seven years, including the last three seasons. We had also won the Intercollegiate Floodlit Cup for the last two years preceding this season – which attracted crowds over 1000 people! The 1st XV has also had several very respectable campaigns in the Northern League; playing teams from all over the North East including freshers teams from Newcastle and Northumbria Universities.
Cuth’s Rugby Club has previously embarked on an annual overseas tour, where good rugby is juggled with good nights out! Previous tours have included North America in 2005, Malta in 2006 and the Basque region of Northern Spain/Southern France in 2007 – playing club, University and even National sides. Cuth’s have recently returned from a successful trip to Berlin where they were crowned Berlin Xs Champions 2011- from an intercontinental field of over 50 teams.
Last year we had an excellent intake of high-quality rugby players – many of who were of Durham University standard, which led to another great season. Some of you will understandably want to play for the University. Nonetheless, Cuth’s rugby provides not only great rugby, but also the spirit and passion within the club is worthy of giving it a try – however skillful you are. Club Captain: Freddie Davies f.t.davies@durham.ac.uk