Loughborough University Womens Rugby
Loughborough Ladies Rugby Club is made up of three overlapping teams, following the merger of Loughborough Students and Loughborough Town. Loughborough Ladies are able to offer training and playing opportunities for all abilities and at all levels; whether you’ve never picked up a rugby ball before or are an experienced player.
AU Rugby Women
Compete for your halls of residence in Intramural sport (IMS) in competitions throughout the year. It’s a great way to get involved in Hall life and meet new people in a more social and less competitive environment.
IMS Womens Rugby
We are Loughborough Touch Rugby Society, a competitive rugby union touch team regularly training and playing in tournaments and fixtures across the country. We are a mixed team that has a range of abilities from complete novice to international we cater for all. It is ideal for ex rugby union players who might not be able to play anymore or want to keep their fitness levels up or people who want to have fun playing sport competitively.
Monday 14th was Loughborough Women’s rugby 2XVs last game of an undefeated season against Derby university.
Report written by Vicci Cogger
With perfect rugby conditions and a fairly big crowd of supporters, Loughborough looked strong from the kick off. After only a couple of minutes, captain Abi Ashby blasted through Derbys defensive line to score the first try of the game with Sophie Jaques adding the extras, 7-0 Loughborough.
After some huge runs from the forwards, especially Shannon Baker and vice captain / pack leader Ellie Smales, drawing in Derbys defensive line opened up an overlap and Alisha Collier dots down with Annie Fenton kicking to make the score 14-0 to Loughborough.
After a few line breaks from inside centre, Amber Guest and try scorer Alisha Collier and a fantastic effort from the forwards in protecting the ball Loughborough score three more tries (Ashby, Fenton x2) bringing the score to 31-0 to Loughborough after only 25 minutes.
Fly half, Siwan Holloway, as always was a huge threat in our defensive line, never missing a tackle and charging players back every time. With some excellent rucking from the forwards, Loughborough managed to turn over the ball and ship it out to winger, Jess Atkinson who scores in the corner making it 36-0 to Loughborough.
For the first time in the first half Derby looked really threatening with ball in hand and after some good footwork from their fly half Derby touched down in the corner to make the score 36-5.