Tag : rugby

Uni ready for Beckett ahead of Varsity clash

12 months 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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

2 years ago / 0 comments

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

Tributes Paid to Rugby Union Legend Jonah Lomu

3 years ago / 0 comments

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for former New Zealand rugby union star and global icon Jonah Lomu, who died this week at the age of 40. Lomu scored 37 tries in 63 matches for New Zealand between 1994 and 2002 before being diagnosed with a serious kidney condition in 1996. The … Read More

The Gryphon Talks to England Women’s Rugby Captain Katy McLean

3 years ago / 0 comments

How did you first get into rugby? Rugby was massive in my family as my dad, my uncle, and my cousin all played, and my grandad would take me down to my local club South Shields to watch, so I’ve always been involved in the game. Then as soon as … Read More

Varsity finale blighted by fans

3 years ago / 0 comments

Gryphons suffer 13-27 defeat – Pitch invasions cut short match by ten minutes The University of Leeds’ rugby union team were unfortunate to be on the losing end of a spirited and physical encounter which would have been dubbed a ‘tale of two halves’ if one half had not been shortened … Read More