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Club Trials 2017

Loughborough Students RFC Club Trials 2017

Please find below details on the trial process for all students wishing to join the club for the 2017-18 season. The process involves players who are both new to the University/College and also returning players who have not been pre-selected. The trials are open to all University students aged over 18 and college students aged over 18 who are studying on a BUCS eligible course, all players must be experienced rugby players.

The trials are extremely popular and on average we will work with 150-200 players throughout the process. The standard is high and through the process we will select around 40-60 players to join the club. We feel that the process is robust, open and fair but it is an extremely competitive process with the majority unfortunately not making the club. For those not successful we will outline all other rugby opportunities available on and off campus.

Register – From Friday 23rd September

All players wishing to enter the trial process must register their details prior to turning up. This can be done via email (please send to from Friday 23rd September. The information required to register is as follows:

Name, specific playing position(s) (in order of preference), height, weight, email address, mobile telephone number, emergency contact name and telephone number, medical conditions or allergies, student ID number (if known), representative honours (county or above only), highest level of rugby played (please be specific e.g. Kings School, Macclesfield, 1st XV 2 years, England Counties U’18s 1 year, Lichfield RUFC Colts 2 years etc) and finally senior rugby playing experience (yes/no and then club name and team, e.g. yes Leicester Lions RFC 1st XV).

Please note that due to the volume of players registering you will not receive a response when you register, we will however look forward to seeing you at the welcome and briefing meeting.

Welcome and briefing meeting – Sunday 1st October (12pm-1pm) – Lecture Room J001 in the EHB Lecture Block

All players wishing to enter the trial process must attend this meeting. During the meeting we will introduce the club, the rugby offer on and off campus and talk you through the trial process.

Position specific assessments – Sunday 1st October (1st XV Pitch)

Forwards – 230pm – 4pm
Backs – 430pm – 6pm

Team preparation – Tuesday 3rd October (1st XV Pitch) – 715am – 830am

Unit and team preparation with coaches.

Trial games – Wednesday 4th October (1st XV Pitch) – 1pm – 4pm

Exact format will be discussed at the briefing meeting. Following the initial assessments trial teams will be posted on our public website which is, these will be posted on Monday 2nd October by 6pm.

Final club selection confirmed – by Monday 9th October

This will be emailed out to all players involved in the trial games.


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