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Rainy BUCs day sees first cup action for Knights teams

A wet Wednesday afternoon set the scene for the most recent round of BUCs fixtures, as the Men’s Rugby Union 3s kept up their 100% record this season with a win against the LSE 2s.

Reading had beaten LSE 65-0 only two weeks before, but as the teans lined up it was clear this time around that the opposition was made-up of many new faces. The team knew they were in for a different experience, and a much harder game, and it proved to be so.» >

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Reading FC’s promotion charge slowed

“On their day, anyone can beat anyone in the Championship.” Every fan has muttered these words in reference to the second tier of English football, and one look at this weekend’s results, particularly the score line from Hillsborough, confirms just how unpredictable and exciting the division is.

It was Reading’s turn to be on the receiving end of the Championship’s shock result as they suffered a humiliating 5-2 away defeat at the hands of previously winless Sheffield Wednesday.» >

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London Irish hope for boost from new signing

London Irish will hope that their shock signing of Australian International James O’Connor will help stimulate their stuttering start to the season.

The 23-year-old, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, has played 44 Tests for the Wallabies.

The significance of this signing cannot be underestimated.  For a mere 23 year old, O’ Connor has a wealth of experience at the very highest level, and is widely considered one of the most exciting and talented backs in world rugby.» >

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Athletics season off the mark

The first round of the LCL cross country league was as always held at Parliament Hill, in London. Reading University Athletics Club had two strong teams which were a mixture of freshers and those who had been around the parks of London many times. The women ran one lap of a 2.5mile course, whereas the men had to endure two in a 5mile race.

The mens team placed well with the top 5 all in the top 60.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 3

Three games into the new season and you really have to feel for the Law Society; Division A’s bottom team have lost all three games conceding 23 goals in the process. The latest team to put them to the sword with an emphatic 13-1 victory were the previously winless Sherfield Hall; their performance was typified by Man of the Match Craig Melvin who scored five of Sherfield’s thirteen.

Elsewhere in Division A Bulmershe moved to joint top after a convincing 6-1 win over Benyon.» >

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Badminton and Lacrosse star on even day for Reading Knights

100% win records for Reading Knights’ Badminton and Lacrosse teams were some of the significant highlights from last Wednesday’s BUCs action. It was an even day of results for the Knights as they picked up 13 wins and 13 losses, coupled with two draws and eight matches unplayed.

Badminton Men’s 1s beat Imperial Meds 6-2 away, and the Women’s team won by the same scoreline at home to Holloway. Meanwhile the Men’s 2s beat Surrey away 5-3.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 2

As the rest of the country became fixated on the worst storm to hit our shores in a decade this weekend, Reading’s footballers had bigger things on their minds; the second round of Campus Sport 11-a-side league fixtures. Following last weekend’s goal fest, games across all three divisions were noticeably tighter and this was evident in Division B’s stand out fixture, where the Geography Society faced the league’s top scorers Greek-Cypriot FC.» >

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Reading University storm through National Championships

Since 1st September Reading University Boat Club (RUBC) have been back in training preparing the athletes for the very competitive season to come. The 2013 season will see Reading sending 12 athletes to trial for the GB rowing squad. The first stage of the trials took place at the National Championships last weekend at Holme Pierrepont in Nottingham.

The competition was tough, with several London Olympic veterans competing to be national champions.» >

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