Tag : rugby

Rhinos Finish Dismal Season with a Whimper

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Image Credit: [Stephen Gaunt/ Touchlinepics] A disappointing end to the season as Leeds Rhinos lose 16-17 to Toronto Wolfpack. On a dreary Friday evening, Leeds Rhinos brought the curtain down on a disappointing season with a one-point defeat to Canadian outfit Toronto Wolfpack. Gareth O’Brien’s 76th minute drop goal condemned … Read More

Tension mounts for Varsity 2018

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Image Credit [Leeds Varsity] Despite the university year just starting, the University of Leeds sports teams’ preparation are well under way, training hard for their biggest sports extravaganza of the year: Varsity 2018. Occurring on October 2nd and 3rd, it will see a continuation of the University of Leeds and … Read More

Leeds: Home of Sporting Greats

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Image Credit [University of Leeds] Leeds, aside from the outstanding sporting teams that it possesses, also lays claim to having produced many a world-class sportsman and woman. The triathlon is but one example of this, with the city of Leeds hosting the UK’s Triathlon Centre. The Brownlee brothers, who originally … Read More

Uni ready for Beckett ahead of Varsity clash

1 year ago / 0 comments

With Varsity next week, The Gryphon Sport had the chance to speak with Jonny House, captain of the men’s rugby union team, about the upcoming Varsity game.   It was a great result for you last year winning the Varsity finale. How have the pre-season preparations been going? Preparations have … Read More

Pitch Invader: Mum’s the word at this year’s Varsity

2 years ago / 0 comments

While there may not have been any streakers at Varsity this year, one player’s mum certainly gave it a good shot. Our photographer caught the moment the mum was escorted from the grounds by security after she removed her top and attempted to run onto the pitch. Although it has … Read More

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused at Varsity match

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This year’s Varsity finale at Carnegie Stadium left the venue with thousands of pounds worth of damage, with some of the pitch invaders being roped in to help with the clean up operation. University Police Liaison Officer, PC Matt Guy, reported to The Gryphon that this year 70 seats were … Read More

“Varsity could be cancelled” following rowdy behaviour

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A University official has warned that the future of Varsity could be in danger following disorderly behaviour at the men’s rugby final last Wednesday. Headingley Stadium has handed out a string of £1,000 fines to students who ran on to the pitch on the night of the game. Police are … Read More

Six key moments in the Leeds Uni win over Beckett

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Will Byron’s fantastic interception With Leeds 3-0 down in the opening stages of the first half and firmly on the back foot, Beckett come very close to the opening try but are denied by a fantastic interception. It seemed like an early try might open the floodgates for a dominant … Read More

Tackling in Rugby: why schools shouldn't ban it

3 years ago / 0 comments

ACCORDING to 70 doctors and health experts, rugby is “a high impact, collision sport” and therefore tackling should be banned in school rugby, in order to prevent injuries to the children who play. This has undoubtedly led to plenty of opinions being voiced. Injury is an issue in rugby that must … Read More

LURUFC Players Banned After ‘Inappropriate’ Social Media Activity

3 years ago / 0 comments

Three members of Leeds University Union’s Rugby Union Club have been handed a one week ban from matches and social events for ‘inappropriate’ behaviour on social media, with one of these members found to be responsible for publishing tweets of an offensive nature on the club’s official Twitter account. Tweets … Read More