BUCS league season draws to a close
The 1st, 3rd and 4th XVs all ended their league seasons with bonus point wins to round off a cracking campaign, which also saw the 2s win the league.
The 1st XV beat Exeter 2s 32-31 last week at Dings RFC, with Will Sharp slotting the match winning penalty in the dying minutes of the match. This week, they took on Durham 2s at home and won 16-13, meaning they progress to the Vase quarter-finals away against Newcastle on the 6th March.
The 2nd XV lost to Swansea 2s 31-24 in a disappointing end to the season. Despite having already won the league, the boys were eager to end on a high, but a depleted side due to injury could only come away with a losing bonus point.
The 3rd XV (pictured above) beat league champions Exeter 4s 35-29 in a ding-dong affair at Dings RFC. Standout performances from a pre-dominantly freshman team saw them overcome a side filled with many Exeter leavers.
The biggest result of this week however was the 4th XV's win over Hartpury 4s, 26-14. Hartpury have dominated this league, winning every game and scoring at least 4 tries. Until yesterday. The 4s rolled the league champions and played champagne rugby, with many players donning the Bristol maroon for the final time before they graduate in the summer.