The university rugby season has long been over but some UCL students are still writing some great stories in the rugby world. Alex Post, Joe Hearle and Jenny Smith have been doing everyone at UCL proud in both 15 a side rugby and 7 a side rugby.
Joe Hearle, who plays fly half for RUMS Rugby, was selected to represent English Universities in 7-a-side rugby. After being selected in May Joe and his team mates competed in the Olney 7s where they qualified and progressed to the regional tournament in Ealing. The team went on to win the regional tournament and so qualified to compete at the Secure Trading 24/7’s national final in Bath.
Read more about the team’s journey - https://www.englandrugby.com/news/features/university-students-aiming-become-national-champions/?sf194413407=1
Alex Post, who plays hooker for UCL Men’s Rugby and is on the Elite Athlete programme at UCL, represented Hong Kong in 15-a-side rugby in the countries 2019 Rugby World cup qualifying match vs The Cook Islands. Alex scored two tries in the match which saw the Asian rugby nation win 51-0 and progress to the round robin repechage tournament in Marseilles in November. The winner of the repechage will qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Other teams confirmed so far are Canada and Germany with the winner of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup also set to join.
Match report - https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/news/348051
Jenny Smith, who plays tight head prop for UCL Women’s rugby, has played for Harlequins Ladies in the Tyrells Premier 15's competition all season. After an impressive season Harlequins Ladies made it all the way to the inaugural final, narrowly losing out to Saracens. Jenny also represented Oxford University in the Varsity match at Twickenham Stadium in 2017.
Congratulations to Joe, Alex and Jenny on your achievements.