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 2B)
Men's Rugby Union 2nd team (BUCS South East 3A)

 

At Essex we strive to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our performance sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Football and Rugby Sevens. We also offer sports scholarships to top-level athletes, providing coaching and support services, plus a free kit. More information can be found here: Performance Rugby at Essex.

 

Recent honours?

Essex Blades Coach of the Year 2016/17 - Sam Edwards
Men's Rugby Union 1st - BUCS South East 3B Winners - 2016/17
Men's Rugby Union 1st - BUCS South East 2B Winners - 2017/18
Essex Blades Club of the Year - 2017/18
Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2016/17, 2017/18, 2021/22 
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2019/20                                                                                                                                         Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2018/19, 2020/21                                                                                                                      Men's Rugby Union 2nd - BUCS South East 4B Winners - 2021/22

 

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 basic member. For training and BUCS competition you will be required to purchase the Full Member option. 

* 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.

By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct.

 

Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email scadmin@essex.ac.uk  

Training times


PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCEDHULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2022-23. IN ORDER TO PLAY IN BUCS MATCHES, A Playing MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE THE FIRST GAME OF THE SEASON.

club training

Monday | 7-8:30PM
training grids

All full members welcome. Men's 1 and 2.

club training

Thursday| 5:30-6:30PM
training grids

All full members welcome. Men's 1.

club training

FRIday| 5:30-7PM
training grids

All full members welcome. Men's 2.


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. Join our Social Rugby Touch Active session, by booking your place via the Essex Sport App!

social rugby touch union

tuesday 6-7pm (STP)

Non-contact rugby incorporating fitness and games. All abilities are welcome, so come and enjoy an hour of touch rugby and have fun!

 

Club committee


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theo zambellis


PRESIDENT
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Taylor Preston


vice-president
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bailey o'boy


treasurer
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josh barton


welfare officer
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theo zambellis


Rugby Activator
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josh knight


social secretary
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john lound


social secretary
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kieran kavanagh


kit officer
 
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gonzalo menezo


health & safety officer
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daniel ademola


communications & social media officer
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conrad fletcher


alumni officer
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dylan read


volunteering officer
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thomas burrows


charity & fundraising officer
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francois rossouw


covid officer
 

UPCOMING EVENTS


Key documents


risk assessment