Thank you to everyone who attended this years Movember Charity Ball. The event was a great success, and topped off a brilliant month of fundraising from the men of UStARFC. Our early estimates put the total amount raised over the course of the month at around £5000. Thank you to everyone who donated. ... See MoreSee Less
PROJECX WATERBOYS is a team set up to give young Scottish talent an opportunity to showcase their abilities at some of the world’s biggest 7s and 10s tournaments. Rob Lind from University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club was selected for it for the first time this year and played in the Dubai Sevens International Social Tournament. His team won the International Social Competition 45-5 and reached the final in the Open Tournament. Rob’s team only conceded 10 points across the whole tournament! Former 1st XV captains Scott Doc and Danny Clink were also selected, although unfortunately Scott couldn’t play due to a hand injury. Congratulations on the win Rob and team! 🏉 #gosaints #evertoexcel ... See MoreSee Less
It is with great sadness that we announce the departure of our forwards coach Luis Arola. Luis had been an integral part of our coaching staff since 2016, taking charge of the forwards, and our defensive shape. The entire club would like to thank Luis for all the hard work he put in over his time with us, and we would like to wish him the very best with his future career.
Club Captain Alex Hodgins said;
“We would like to thank Luis for all his hard work with the club. He has given up endless amounts of time and effort to help all the teams, and for this we cannot thank him enough. His experience and expertise will be missed hugely, with the quality of his coaching evident to see, especially with our forwards in the scrum. We wish him all the best in the future. Once a saint, always a saint.”
1st XV Captain Roland Walker, echoed the sentiments adding;
“Luis joined the club in 2016 as we adjusted to life in the relentlessly competitive Northern Premiership. This would have been considerably more challenging had our scrum not been transformed into a potent penalty winning machine, and a consistent source of dominant possession. Luis' technical expertise is only surpassed by his inexhaustible enthusiasm for scrummaging, defence, and the club as a whole. His large presence was a great source of reassurance and terrific company on tour to South Africa in June. All the best to Luis for the future, he will always be a tremendous asset to whoever he works with.” ... See MoreSee Less
A second XV looking to cause an upset against a first XV ✅
It all made for a fascinating day when University of St Andrews/University of St Andrews Rugby Football Club hosted The University of Edinburgh/ Edinburgh University RFC est. 1857 - I spoke with the brothers for Talking Rugby Union...
A great final match of the year in tough conditions! The Saints fought through the wind for another impressive win! Here’s the captains recap: Saints had their last game of the season away at Edinburgh Napier and after lasts weeks win we were keen to end the semester on a high. The conditions were terrible with strong winds, rain and a very muddy pitch but the saints kept their heads up with high spirits. The game started with first kick off by saints and a dominant defensive line. Very soon the saints turned the ball over and made a break for the try line. Saints attack was very quickly organised which gave us the advantage over the defence. As the ball got more muddy and slippy there were a fair few mishandles on both sides making the game one for quick reactions. This also meant a lot of scrums. Saints scrumming was very impressive and continually dominated Napier, pushing them back hard and turning over many defensive scrums. This continued our attacking streak and with quick reactions and some amazing offloads meant lots of line breaks. The final score was 51-0 to Saints with Shona Parratt, Miriam Woods, Sian McGuinness and Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell all scoring tries! Forwards man of the match was Abigail Fryer, backs Alexis Jenkins and Napier’s Emily Jones! Thank you Edinburgh Napier for hosting us and bringing a great atmosphere on a rubbish day. Congratulations to the Saints! I am very proud of the upwards hill we’ve been on and it’s meant we finished the semester on a high and are all deserving of a rest over Christmas! #saintssport #evertoexcel @ Meggetland Sports Pavillion ... See MoreSee Less
Another dominant win for the Saints in a fun muddy and energetic game! Here’s the captains recap for this weeks cup match: Saints’ first cup match was against Aberdeen this week. Despite horrible rain before the match the weather held off over uni park. Saints had first kick off and quickly we pushed up and put pressure on Aberdeen. Following a quick turnover at the first ruck, saints reacted quickly and scored their first try through Aberdeen’s disorganised defence. Saints continued to play with fast tempo attack and quick organisation which saw saints with a comfortable lead at half time. In the first couple minutes of the second half Aberdeen had the ball and were pushing up hard and saw a forwards try to put them on the score board. After a couple swaps into new position saints continued their strong attack and the game ended with an impressive 121-7 win for saints. Tries and some hatricks we’re scored by Sian McGuinness, Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell, Shona Parratt, Emily Jones, Alice Smith, Alexis Jenkins, Beth Tappenden and Victorian Armstrong. Forwards man of the match was awarded to Alice Smith and backs Alexis Jenkins! #evertoexcel #saintssport @ Saints Sport - University of St Andrews ... See MoreSee Less
The Saints were back on top form this week for a great performance against Stirling! Here is the captains recap: Saints had their first home game of the season and we were all thrilled and excited to be playing on home turf! The match started with high energy and the saints found themselves with a two try lead by ten minutes in. But Stirling were quick to react and put one over the line and the saints felt a sudden pressure. We worked hard in defence and slowed down Stirling’s effort and held up two tries. Spirits were high and we felt energy to work hard and put some plays into action and the saints scored again. Unfortunately due to injuries the game was cut short and the score was 27-12 to St Andrews. Try scorers were Maggie Fletcher, Emily Jones, Rhiannon Fox-Rothwell and Emma Stormonth! Man of the match was Emily Jones and Emma Stormonth. Thanks to all the supporter who came to watch and thank you to Stirling for bringing a fast paced, high energy game! We wish you all the best in your upcoming matches! #saintssport #evertoexcel @ Saints Sport - University of St Andrews ... See MoreSee Less
One day until the Saints first home game of the season! Come down to the rubber-crumb and support us against Stirling as we fight to regain the BUCS lead. #evertoexcel #saintssport ... See MoreSee Less