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?

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
Essex Blades Silver Standard Club - 2018/19

 

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.

* 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


REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN THE WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2019.
 

club training

mONDAY | 7:30-9PM
grass pitches

All club members welcome.

 

club training

friDAY | 7:30-9PM
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 rugby

tuesday | 6-7pm
astro

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

 


...

MATTHEW BOSLEY


president
...

JOZEF DOBROWOLSKI


vice-president & communications officer
...

SAM WARD


treasurer
...

mario garcia ugarte


secretary
...

EUAN GILLESPIE


welfare officer
...

thej previndran


social secretary
...

alex leney


social secretary
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matthew hearnden


health & safety officer
...

edward miles


alumni officer
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rhys palombo


charity & volunteering officer
...

arran dhesi


kit officer
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christian daniels


communications officer