Rugby at Swansea University
Swansea University Rugby Club has a very proud and successful history and has recently established a Performance Academy to ensure that our current squad can achieve and develop during their time at University whilst also pursuing success.
Swansea has a rich history of coaches and players who have used Swansea University as a critical part of their development. Under the current leadership of Richard Lancaster the 1st XV has secured promotion into the BUCS Premier (Southern) League, the highest tier of University competition and won a number of Welsh Varsity titles. In the 2010/11 season Swansea were easily the best University side in the UK coming runners up in the Premier League and comfortably beating rivals Cardiff in the Welsh Varsity
The profile of the annual Welsh Varsity Match between Swansea and Cardiff University has also helped to grow the awareness and recruitment of the team with Swansea now attracting students from across Wales, the UK and Internationally.