Men's Rugby Union

Loughborough Rugby is proud to offer the opportunity to enjoy Rugby Union at every level. Whether you're at the top of your game, an aspiring coach or want to play for fun, our programmes offer you the chance to maximise your development through an extensive support package.

2019/20 Club Trials

Club Trials for the 19/20 season will start on Sunday 29th September and anyone wishing to be involved must register using the link below.  The trial will follow a multi-stage process including positional assessment and matches.  Full details of the process will be provided at the Trials Presentation taking place on Sunday 29th September, but please find an overview below:

Sunday 29th September

  • Trials Presentation (mandatory for all players wishing to trial) 1130-1230, Edward Herbert Building Room J001
  • Forwards Assessment 1300-1500, 1st XV Pitch
  • Backs Assessment 1500-1700, 1st XV Pitch

Tuesday 1st October

  • Team Training (invited players only) 700-900, 1st XV Pitch

Friday 4th October

  • Trial Matches (invited players only) 1800-2100, 1st XV Pitch


Our Performance Teams compete in RFU National 2 North (Tier 4) and in BUCS Super Rugby, the top tier of University rugby.  The Rugby Programme benefits from a formal partnership with the RFU and strong working relationships with England 7s, Leicester Tigers, Saracens and Wasps which enhances our ability to provide a professional rugby environment where players can reach their potential.

Athletic Union Club

Along with BUCS Super Rugby, Loughborough Students RFC teams also compete in three additional BUCS leagues, playing against other institutions’ first XV’s that provide challenging fixtures all the way through the club.  The depth of talent that we attract ensures a competitive programme where player development is the key focus and where players often progress through to higher levels during their time with us.

Hall Sport (IMS)

We encourage you to compete in Rugby for you halls of residence in IMS competitions held throughout the year. A friendly, yet competitive league gives you the chance to compete alongside your friends for the coveted title each year. The best players from each hall are then selected for the IMS All Stars programme where you'll go head to head in an IMS vs BUCS fixture.

Support us

All the match day information you need to watch our Men's rugby team and enjoy a fantastic match day experience.