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Match Report: M1 Rugby Union v Newcastle

After an opening half of the season which the Birmingham 1st men’s rugby may wish to forget, a victory against top of the table Newcastle may save them from relegation. Birmingham, who before the match were stuck at the foot of the table, had been on an impressive run. Despite having won 3 out of …Read More

Match Report: W1 Rugby v Edinburgh

When reading a score line of 85-0 it is easy to read in to that many things. A calamitous collapse of moral from the Birmingham team. A capitulation of effort, resulting in such a stark imbalance of scoring. None of these assumptions would be correct of the match on Wednesday the 24th of January, in …Read More

Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Durham

*Burn FM would like to apologise for confusing Durham for Loughborough in the commentary. The UoB W1 rugby team arrived at Bournbrook well aware that a severe challenge lay in front of them and that they had to step up their game from previous weeks against the strong divisional rivals, Durham. The strong bitter winds added …Read More

Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Northumbria

Having moved up a league this year the UoB Womens Rugby 1st team are looking to keep up their standard of play against fresh rivals. With the team currently second from the bottom after 4 games and Northumbria in 3rd place after 3 games, it was safe to say the game was going to be …Read More

Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Newcastle

Birmingham’s Women’s 1st XV had the honour of being the first team to play on the sparkling new 3G pitch at Bournbrook, and responded by grabbing their first win of the young season with 22-7 against Newcastle. Newcastle opened the game with the aggression of a team reeling from a 72-point drubbing at the hands …Read More

Match Report: W1 Rugby Union v Loughborough

Birmingham Women’s Rugby 1stXV kickstarted their season facing off against Loughborough, in their first game in the Premier North. Despite encouraging character and impressive play, Birmingham fell to Loughborough 41-22. The first half started in a tense exchange of defensive play with much of the action taking place just within the Loughborough half. Finally, the …Read More

Women’s Rugby – University of Birmingham 1s 25-12 Cardiff Metropolitan

The Birmingham Women’s Rugby overcame a strong Cardiff Metropolitan side in an enthralling encounter on the Bournbrook on Wednesday afternoon. Despite not being at their best for much of the match, Birmingham showed composure under pressure to see off their spirited opponents. Birmingham were behind for long periods but an excellent last fifteen minutes mean …Read More