Edinburgh Uni To Fly The Flag In Bucs Premier League

Edinburgh University will fly the flag in British Universities and Colleges Premier League B next season after a dramatic 18-16 cross-border playoff victory over Harper Adams University at Peffermill.

Arguably the biggest match in the recent history of EURFC (which in 1873 were one of the co-founding members of the Scottish Rugby Union) the play-off was an enthralling advert for celtic rugby.

Edinburgh University will fly the flag in British Universities and Colleges Premier League B next season after a dramatic 18-16 cross-border playoff victory over Harper Adams University at Peffermill.

Arguably the biggest match in the recent history of EURFC (which in 1873 were one of the co-founding members of the Scottish Rugby Union) the play-off was an enthralling advert for celtic rugby.

Harper Adams, from Newport on the Welsh/English borders, were a physical outfit and dominated the first-half however, with stern half-time words of head coach David Adamson still ringing in their ears, Edinburgh’s aggression and desire earned them a complete turnaround of fortunes in the second-half.

A point behind and with seconds remaining Edinburgh were awarded a penalty on the Adams’ 10m line, which winger Robbie Cuthbertson stepped up and slotted to snatch the win to the tune of the final whistle.

EURFC will now represent Scotland in the BUCS Premier Leagues where they will face renowned English University outfits Nottingham Trent, Birmingham and Loughborough, with the progression a testament to Adamson’s impact, on and off the field.

Publicity secretary Tom Broadhead, said: “David [Adamson] has transformed the club’s ethos and instilled in the players a professional attitude to the sport, with former internationalist Ian Barnes, operating as a forwards consultant, supported by the Edinburgh University Sports Union. The students could not be better set for further development.

“Edinburgh’s students realise that playing in the higher league is a huge responsibility, considering no Scottish University team has played in this league for several years.

“Recognising the challenge lying ahead, the new coaching team have already started planning for the next season. Exciting times lay in store for Edinburgh University Rugby.”