USW Rugby 1sts

USW Rugby Teams

The University of South Wales runs a high performance rugby programme, with 4 men's teams and 1 women's team. Our elite men's squad currently play in the BUCS Premiership South A league. Our students will have access to a range of professional support staff, which includes expert coaching (UKCC Level 3 and 4), strength and conditioning (UKSCA experts), notational analysis (World Cup Analyst), physiotherapy, and chiropractic all of which helps develop our students to their full potential academically and on the rugby field.

There is a place for everyone to play rugby at USW, from our elite first team, development team, thirds and fresher’s teams. Players will partake in 3 rugby coaching sessions a week and 2 strength and conditioning sessions a week. The high performance rugby programme is focused on improving individuals across all of our rugby squads and in particular team performances.

Keep track of our fixtures and results with the USW SU website.

Women's Team

Women's Rugby Team

USW currently has one women's rugby team, also known as The Pirates, who play in the BUCS Western 2A league. The team played in the Premier South division until 2016, including a 3rd place finish in the 2012/13 season.

Men's Team

USW Rugby 1sts

USW has 4 men's rugby teams; the elite first team, a second and thirds team, and a fourth freshers team. The USW men's first team currently play in the Premiership South A league of the BUCS leagues.