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Interview: women’s university rugby captain, Nicola Howat, looks ahead to Varsity and the new season

The Student newspaper recently caught up with Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Football Club’s 1st XV captain, Nicola Howat, ahead of the coming season. The Scotland international will be hoping to mirror the success of Edinburgh’s last campaign and keep the trophy room well stacked. JS: What are you studying?  NH: I’m just starting fourth year of […]

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Golden moments in this week’s Sports Round Up!

After a terrific season for the Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Football Club (EULRFC) 2s, the only women’s rugby 2nd team in Scotland, they progressed to the final of the Scottish Conference Cup, facing their rivals Edinburgh Napier 1s. After an epic battle, stretching into extra time, the women won the final, 46-28. The 1s BUCS […]

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Crushing victory for EULRFC in this week’s Sports Round-Up

The Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Football Club 1s travelled to Loughborough to play against the Loughborough University 1s in their first BUCS match of the season. The girls produced a spectacular performance to win the match 88-5 and state their intent as they aim to defend their title. Meanwhile, Edinburgh University Olympic Weightlifting Club had […]

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Having won Varsity, EULRFC have bigger prizes in their sights

Last Saturday, the EULRFC 1st XV entered BT Murrayfield Stadium for their first run out of the season. Shorn of six regulars, including three full internationals, they faced their bitter rivals, St Andrews. So, when they left the pitch an hour later with a 53-5 victory, starting off an incredible evening for Edinburgh University rugby […]

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EURFC and EULRFC strive for Murrayfield Scottish Varsity success

On Saturday evening, the oldest varsity in the world returns for another instalment. Edinburgh and St Andrews have been battling each other for bragging rights since the 1860s, fighting for the title of best university rugby club in Scotland. However, since the fixture’s resurrection in 2011, it is St Andrews who have proved the dominant […]

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EULRFC seal the deal at Twickenham

Edinburgh University Ladies Rugby Club (EULRFC) are toasting a historic win at the home of rugby, Twickenham, having crushed Northumbria to claim their first BUCS Championship trophy in 19 years last week. It rounds off a superb season for Claire Cruikshank’s side, after winning the Varsity back in September against St Andrews at Murrayfield, and […]

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Historic victory for Scotland’s women

When Scotland’s women lined up against Wales on Friday night in the third round of their Six Nations campaign, history was stacked against them. The ladies in blue had not won a Six Nations game since 2010, while their opposition were placed four spots above them in the world rankings. Having endured crushing losses in […]