Rugby is part of our high performance programme here at Swansea University. Our high performance sports receive; high performance coaching, sport science services, athlete lifestyle management, physiotherapy and strength and conditioning support.
The rugby club has five men’s and two women’s teams competing in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions. The women’s first team compete in the BUCS Premier South (top league) and the men’s compete in BUCS Super Rugby (top league).
The rugby club are centre stage for our annual Varsity event against Cardiff University, which is the second largest British Varsity event behind Oxford and Cambridge. The festival of sport ends with the main event, the rugby match between the two universities, which is either hosted at The Principality Stadium or The Liberty Stadium. The game is watched by over 12000 students/fans and is often featured live on S4C.
The rugby club is host to a number of professional players who have been involved with Wales U18’s/U20’s sides and represent regional sides such as the Ospreys and Scarlets.
The club is also home to some fantastic alumni such as Alyn Wynn Jones (British & Irish Lion, Welsh International), Huw Bennet (Welsh International) and Rhys Priestland (Welsh International).
The club has access to stand out facilities, training at The International Sport’s Village, playing at St. Helens and also full access to ‘The Shed’ our elite strength and conditioning centre. Along with standout facilities, the rugby club has positive partnerships with regional sides Ospreys and Scarlets and often receives developmental/workshop sessions at their homes.
The university offers Talented Athlete Scholarship Schemes (TASS) to highly talented student athletes with financial benefits up to £3000 and a support package which may include; strength and conditioning training, physiotherapy, psychological aid and nutritional advice, all delivered by qualified practitioners. There are many scholarship packages available.
The rugby club welcomes all prospective players, regardless of sporting background, skill level or experience. To find out more please get in touch below with your rugby CV.