Why Northumbria University RFC
Northumbria Univesity's BUCS (British University and Colleges Sports) Rugby Union Team has been one of the most successful programmes in the recent years at the University. The team competes at the highest possible level, challenging for the BUCS SuperRugby Championship which is made up of the top 10 university rugby union teams in the UK. Former professional rugby player Darren Fearn (a former Northumbria University student himself) is the Head of Rugby at Northumbria Sport.
The rugby programme is now seen as an alternative development pathway to professional and international rugby and attracts widespread media interest.