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Our opponents for Saturday - Loughborough Students r.f.c.


By noibla
January 17 2018

The "Students" are coming to town this Saturday flooding permitting, the University of Loughbourgh were founded in 1919 by the then students of Loughborough College and it was not untill Loughborough College and the University of Technology merged that Loughborough Students r.f.c. was formed in 1976, thus started an extended period of success for the club in varsity rugby, claiming some twenty seven occasions of winning the U.A.U. and B.U.C.S. championships. 

Their ground at Loughborough University, near Leicester, with a capacityof 3,000 is one of the finest environments in the world world says Lord Coe, "Having the best integrated sports training environment in the World" was how he described it.

Something akin to the facilities that are to be found at Hartpury I feel, obviously an excellent place to be, such seems to be the drawing power of the Universities these days.

Like Hartpury they have made great strides in recent years to the benifit of the local rugby, well done.

They can lay claim to having had many club members going on to become international players and subsequent coaches of major clubs, probably as a result of them in part, of  having been at Loughborough University perhaps.

Loughborough currently occupy 13th. place in the league, some five points to the good of the dreaded "drop", although they have on five occasions scored a try bonus point with their style of rugby that they play so hopefully they can, just like our opponrnts of last week, Fylde, find the answers to turning things around for the rest of the season.

Currently Loughborough have a 6 - 0 - 12 playing record for their 18 games played so far with a points difference of - 184 points and a points scored of 32.

More about them perhaps next time, but just to mention that they have this season, bought in some heavy weight coaching staff after their current principle coaches left for Leicester Tigers and London Scottish respectively, although it can take time to gell these things can't it.

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Our opponents for Saturday - Loughborough Students r.f.c.
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