2019/20 BUCS Super Rugby League Champions

Training - Term 1 


We hope and expect to start our programme on Monday 12th October 2020. 


We apologise for the delay due to COVID , RFU and UNIVERSITY regulations.


Please go to the Players Page where you will see the 20-21 Players Handbook , the Rugby Week and Rugby Plans for the coming season.


Rugby Bubbles for training and Squads will be posted in the next 7-10 days.


Keep FIT and we will see you all on the 12th.



We would be delighted to hear from students who may be keen to come to Durham and happy to provide 1-1 meetings (Zoom / Telephone) regarding the rugby programme and personalised visits and scholarship advice.


Here it is worth noting that we have monitoring systems in place which enable us to support UCAS applications from top class rugby players who also meet the demanding entry requirements of the University – so the earlier we know of student interest the earlier we can help them


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Please contact Alex Keay Head of Rugby on alex.keay@durham.ac.uk or Tel 07507 649501

With great sadness, we announce the loss of legend and DURFC President, Fergus King MBE. Fergus had been battling with cancer for the last couple of years and sadly passed away this morning. You will be dearly missed Ferg.


The Vaughan Parry Williams Award 

Congratulations to head coach Alex Keay who scooped up the Vaughan Parry Williams award recognising his outstanding contribution to the university game.

"Alex Keay of Durham University whose outstanding work at performance level since 2010 has seen his team reaching three BUCS finals at Twickenham, winning the BSR league and four BUCS 7s titles. He has also helped in developing a number of premiership players, while overseeing participation rugby at Durham with a programme which has grown from 36 to 45 men and women’s college and university teams"

Congratulations Keaysie!

BUCS Super Rugby Team of the Year and Player of the Year 

After this year's incredible league campaign, which saw DURFC secure the BUCS Super Rugby League Championship, four of our players have made it into the Team of the Year! Huge congratulations to Conteh, Paremain, Bash and Fowlesy for this achievement.

And also, our talisman of a captain Fowlesy was named as the BUCS Super Rugby Player of the Year - very fitting considering the amazing performances, leadership and effort Fowlesy has put in over the season - unreal stuff.