ESSEX BLADES rugby union mens

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We are a highly competitive team, who always relish a challenge with a determined grin! 

We currently have three squads. Our First and Second teams both compete in BUCS competitions against other Universities, whilst our 'Cavalry' development side plays in a local league against other amateur clubs in Saturday fixtures. Newly formed this year, the Essex Barbarians compete in the RFU run Merit Festival tournament. With events for all levels of players throughout the year the RFU offers us free coaching masterclasses and valuable game time. This enables us to facilitate the needs of all player types, from the lifelong rugby fanatics, to the casual players who have never picked up an oval ball before!

From this season the club will be trained by Sam Edwards. Undertaking his first large scale project, Sam's ambitions tie in directly with the club's. Bringing a new scope to the club Sam has set standards high, with Promotion for all teams the minimum requirments this season!

On top of this we are one of the most inclusive and socially active groups on campus. We hold a post-match social every Wednesday which is renowned for its vibrant atmosphere and regularly go on team days out for meals and trips away together. Our annual Rugby tour during the Easter holidays is an experience you will never forget.

Participation in a sport really completes the University experience and is a great way to meet new people. Players of all backgrounds, sizes and ability are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Regular Meeting Times, Socials, Events;

Club Training (Rugby Pitches)

Monday 7:30-9 pm

Friday 6-7:30 pm


Just Play O2 Touch Rugby

Tuesday 5-6pm (Astro)



Wednesday: BUCS, Essex Barbarians (Merit)

Saturday: Cavalry Development Team





Club Aims

Both BUCS squads are aiming for promotion this year and are really looking to push on from last years season of consolidating. The Cavalry will be a development side which can help players push through into the BUCS performance squads or enjoy continued fun and success in the local Counties league.



Club Objectives


The Club also aims to take part in as many internal university events as possible and raise considerable funds for charity, we as a club are striving to continually improve. Last year we achieved the Bronze Standard for sports clubs, this year our oversal goals are achieve the gold standard for sports clubs and reclaim the title of ‘club of the year’.


1st Team Table:

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