Leeds Varsity 2019 was brought to a close with the traditional Rugby Union finale at Emerald Headingley Stadium. With the overall scores being well in Beckett’s favour, and the preceding Women’s Rugby Union match having been an absolute thriller in which Leeds University came out on top, the Varsity finale was a chance for the Gryphons to end the annual festival on a high.
The match started off with Leeds University on the back foot, with Leeds University fly-half, Hannah Morton, making a great tackle on Beckett’s left-winger, Olivia Almond. After a slightly cautious first five minutes, Leeds University […]
This week our Society Editor, Tilly Judges, speaks to First Rugby Union Women’s Team captain Emma Winstanley about Varsity, stereotypes and what the rest of the year holds for the women’s team. This Varsity for […]
The list of countries where rugby is the national game is a vanishingly elite band. Most sports fans might reel off New Zealand, Wales, South Africa and at a push the Pacific Island nations. One that won’t be on the tip of most tongues is the former Soviet state of Georgia, who faced up against a much-fancied Wales outfit in their tournament opener. A slick first half from Warren Gatland’s men put the game beyond doubt, but an evenly fought second reflected the battling qualities of the Georgians.
With the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan just days away, the 20 teams arriving on the shores of ‘the Land of the Rising Sun’ are preparing for what could be the most unpredictable World Cup yet.
Image Credit [BBC] Eddie Jones was probably the only Jones in Cardiff unhappy with the 21-13 win to Wales in Round 3 of the the Six Nations. Touted by many as the “Grand Slam decider”, […]
Image Credit: [The Times] A Jonny May hat-trick within the first half hour set England on their way to a thumping 44-8 victory over France – sending them top of the 2019 Six Nations table […]
Image Credit: [Evening Standard] If Ireland vs England comprised the main course of this weekend’s action, France vs Wales on Friday evening promised to be a tantalising appetiser. Fielding the heaviest pack in test history […]
Image Credit [Adrian Dennis] The Gryphon looks ahead at what to expect in the Northern Hemisphere’s premier tournament. February is upon us, which means only one thing; it’s Six Nations time. With this year also […]
Image Credit: [@GarethThomas4/ Twitter] The rugby community showed support for ex-Welsh player Gareth Thomas following a homophobic attack Even in 2018, sport still has a lot to do when it comes to tackling homophobia, and, […]