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)
At Essex we strive to provide innovative, athlete-centred programmes in our focus sports; Volleyball, Basketball and Rugby sevens. We also offer sports scholarships to ultra-talented athletes, providing coaching and support services, plus a free kit. More information can be found here: Performance Rugby at Essex.
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
Essex Blades Bronze Standard Club - 2019/20
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
A properly fitted gumshield and boots.
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.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21.
By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct.
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD membership
Includes all benefits of Basic Membership, but also allows the member to attend all club training sessions and means they are insured against injury whilst at training and matches for the Men's Rugby Club.
Includes all benefits of Basic Membership, but also allows the member to attend all club training sessions, play in BUCS matches and means they are insured against injury whilst at training and matches for the Men's Rugby Club.
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 email@example.com
REGULAR CLUB TRAINING SESSIONS resume tHE WEEK COMMENCING *
*Due to national lockdown, training sessions are currently suspended.
Monday | 7:30-8:50PM
All club members welcome.
friday | 6:40-7:50PM
All club members welcome.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
* Please note that due to COVID-19 we are identifying what activities are able to be played in line with UK Government and National Governing Bodies for sport guidelines. Due to this, we have suspended playing memberships until we have a clearer picture of training and competition opportunities for 2020/21. This page will be updated once this has been confirmed.
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
Non-contact rugby incorporating fitness and games. All abilities are welcome, so come and enjoy an hour of touch rugby and have fun!
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