men's rugby

hello, we are the essex blades MEN'S RUGBY club

Rugby Union is a 15-a-side game played on a 100m long pitch with 2 sets of posts and a dead-ball area at each end. The objective of the game is to cross the opposition’s try line and score a 'try' worth 5 points and then take a 'conversion' over the posts for an additional 2 points. In both attack and defence you are using means of a physical nature against your opponents, in attack trying to gain ground and in defence give them as little ground to play with. The winner is simply the team with the most points at the end of an 80-minute game.

How many teams do we have?

Men's Rugby Union 1st team (BUCS South East 1A)
Men's Rugby Union 2nd team (BUCS South East 5B)


Recent honours?

Men's Rugby Union 1st team - BUCS South East 3B Champions 2016/17
Men's Rugby Union 2nd team - BUCS South East 5B Runners-Up 2015/16 & 2016/17
Essex Blades Coach of the Year 2016/17 - Sam Edwards
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2015/16


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

A properly fitted gumshield and boots.

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

To access training sessions, you will need to become a full/playing member and purchase a 2018/19 Blades Pass (£20) which will provide you with access to your training sessions. If you already have an Essex Sport Membership (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) you do not need to purchase a Blades Pass. You can purchase your Blades Pass here. If you don’t have a PIN already, click on ‘Forgotten your Pin’ and enter your student e-mail address. Here's a help guide if you need it.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times




club training

monday | 7:30-9pm
grass pitches

All club members welcome.


club training

friday | 6:30-8pm
grass pitches

All club members welcome.

Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.



looking for a different way to play?

Through Essex Sport, we also offer different ways to play the sports you love. For more information, please click here.


02 touch

tuesday | 6-7pm | astro

Non-contact rugby incorporating fitness and games.


x rugby 7's

monday | 2-4pm | grass pitches

Half-pitch mini rugby games. Great for beginners.


Club committee



ed miles


kuda musara




oliver bourne



welfare officer

nick foan

social secretary

omar opoku-addo

social secretary

chris daniels

communications Officer


alumni officer

michael banahene

charity & volunteering officer



sam edwards

head coach