Rugby League at Northumbria is headed up by Jason Payne and is one of our most successful teams in recent years. The club itself have held the National Championship title for the last three years and will be looking to repeat this again this coming season!

Rugby League currently compete in the highest possible leagues in BUCS over two teams and are constantly looking for new players to join the ranks. The club are hardworking, ambitious and constantly looking to improve as a squad and as individual players. The club has very close links with Newcastle Thunder and Gateshead Storm.

The club has a large social aspect and an emphasis on fun during training sessions, allowing newcomers to not only learn the rules of the game but also easily integrate with current squad members and settle in with ease. Moreover, the relative size of the club allows a heightened level of inclusivity between its members, as all of the squad are able to train together leading to a feeling of family amongst all involved.

As well as weekly fixtures for both squads, they also compete in a Rugby League 9’s competitions hosted by BUCS throughout the year.

Getting involved

Rugby League is one of our ‘BUCS WEEKLY’ clubs and so we recommend you come along to Sports Fair on 25 September 2019 and register for our Taster/Trial sessions. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of the current squad members.

Once you’ve been selected into one of our teams you’ll need to pay to join the club.

Club Costs

Teams that compete in BUCS will have training, travel and use of playing kit included in their membership fee.

  • Rugby League 1st Team  | £300
  • Rugby League 2nd Team | £250

Training Times & Venues

Rugby League training takes place at various sites including Sport Central, Druid Park & Kingston Park on the following days and times:

1st and 2nd Team:

  • Monday 8pm – 10pm
  • Friday 7am – 9am (Druid Park – 1st Team)
  • Friday 7am – 9am (Upper Hall – 2nd Team)

Key Contacts

Club President: Jack Quinn 

Head Coach (1st Team): Jason Payne 

Head Coach (2nd Team): Nathan Gaughan 

Social Media

Facebook: Northumbria University Rugby League Club

Instagram: northumbriarl

Twitter: Northumbria_RL