Northumbria University are well known for Rugby Union both locally and nationally. The men’s team form part of the BUCS Super Rugby league, comprising of the 10 best university teams across the UK in an exciting structure, ensuring the highest quality of rugby. With a home venue of Kingston Park Stadium, this high profile league will reach a head-to-head final held one of the UK’s best stadiums.

BUCS Super Rugby boasts a number of alumni who have progressed onto the international stage including Northumbria University’s Will Muir, who represented England 7’s in the World Cup final.

The women’s team are consistently in the top three within the UK and attract top players from the UK and overseas. This year sees the women’s team competing in the new BUCS National League where the 6 best teams in the UK compete for the National title.

Northumbria University are committed to player development and have a track record in supporting students to progress onto premiership teams and have a close link with local club Darlington Mowden Park Sharks. Recent alumni include Abbie Scott, Caity Mattinson and Jo Brown who have all recently represented England Senior women’s team. 


Club President: Miriam Church