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Rugby Union (Men's)

A sport for everyone - no matter your size, skill or experience there is a place for you at NTU Rugby Union. From players competing at the top levels of university rugby to boys just playing for fun, NTU can cater any and all of your rugby needs. A sport built around teamwork and comradery; build friendships and make memories both on and off the pitch.

Mens rugby team celebrating
Credit: Chud Photography
Performance Rugby

Rugby Union is one of the largest and most social clubs at NTU, with the club organising multiple social events throughout the year for all members.
Players can join just to have fun but there is an opportunity for all players within the club to progress through the teams to the very top of the club and become the best rugby player they can be.

NTU Rugby Union currently has 5 competitive teams competing against universities across the country in the BUCS leagues, as well as 4 intra-mural sides, all playing on Wednesdays.
Our 1st XV is amongst one of the best in the UK, currently compete in BUCS Rugby Union Prem A North and with falling out of BUCS Super Rugby recently, they are on course to return to the top league at the next opportunity.

NTU currently is partnered with Nottingham Rugby Club in The English Championship, with several current NTU players within their set up and featuring for the side throughout the season. NTU Head of Rugby, David Ross, is assistant coach at Nottingham and ensures a seem-less transition from the university to professional game.


The club has qualified coaching at all levels where our aim is to make every player and team the best they can be.

We are always on the lookout for aspiring coaches who may be taking a coaching degree at the university who wish to gain experience in our programme at the club level.

British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

NTU Rugby Union currently has 5 teams competing in BUCS leagues:
1st XV: BUCS Rugby Union Prem A North A
2nd XV: BUCS Rugby Union Midlands 1A
3rd XV: BUCS Rugby Union Midlands 2A
4th XV: BUCS Rugby Union Midlands 3B
5th XV: BUCS Rugby Union Midlands 4A

Practice / meeting schedule

Performance Squad
Training:  Monday and Friday evening, Wednesday afternoon – Lady Bay Sports Ground
Please contact Head of Rugby David Ross for more info.

Club Rugby
Training: Monday and Friday evening – Moderns Rugby Club.
Please contact rugby development officer Dan Edson for more info
You must register for all sessions via NTU Sport App to book your place.

Taster sessions

Open training sessions will be bookable via NTU Sport App

Monday 5th October PM
Friday 9th October PM

@ Nottingham Moderns RFC

All sessions are in line with RFU Covid Return to rugby protocols. Please arrive/depart in face coverings and ensure you bring your own water bottle and anti-bacterial gel.

Please contact for more information.
If you are unable to make these dates, feel free to get in touch through any one of our social media pages.

How to join

Please sign up at Fresher's Fair, where you will be sent full joining information. This year to join you will need to do so online at or through the NTU Sport App.
If you have any questions about NTU Rugby Union, get in touch with any of the clubs social media pages.

Sports Kit Information

Playing shirts provided on game days, shorts and socks available to buy at the Lee Westwood Sports Centre at the Clifton Campus.


President - George Bromage
Secretary - James Morrison
Treasurer - John Rich
Marketing & Communications Officer - James Peachey
Social & Wellbeing Officers - Jack Pinder and George Kelly

Head of Rugby – David Ross,

Rugby Development Officer – Dan Edson,


Instagram: @nturugbyunion

Twitter: @NTURugbyUnion


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