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UoR Rugby looking for strong end to season

Reading’s Rugby Union 1st team won a hugely important clash with Exeter University 2nds on Wednesday 5th March in their bid to stay in the Premier South B division.

The fixture was the first ‘Big One’ of 2014 for the Rugby team, and therefore Reading Knights Cheerleaders and representatives from London Irish RFC were there to support the team.

With Exeter sitting several places above Reading, a win would go a long way in helping to achieve safety for the Knights.» >

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Reading defeated in 2014 Varsity

Reading Knights could not reverse last year’s result as they lost Varsity 2014 to Oxford Brookes.

The final score of 15-13 was however an improvement on last year’s 16-9 beating, and was settled in the most dramatic of fashions with a penalty shoot-out in the final match of the day.

With Brookes leading 14-13, a win for Reading’s Hockey 1s would’ve ensured a tie, but in a sudden death penalty shoot-out Brookes managed to secure their victory.» >

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Head of the River 2014 cancelled

The infamous Head of the River race, organised by Reading University Boat Club (RUBC), is the latest sporting event to fall foul of 2014’s adverse weather conditions.

With BUCs fixtures being postponed left, right and centre, and even the programme for Varsity in doubt, the cancellation of the Head of the River race has come as no surprise.

University of Reading Directer of Rowing Will Rand said, “Currently the flow rate on the River Thames is six times the average for this time of year, and there is lots more water upstream of our stretch heading this way.» >

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Rain affects UoR January sport

A wet beginning to 2014 has meant a series of postponements and cancellations for sports teams at Reading University.

BUCs fixtures have been depleted for the first four weeks in a row of the Spring Term so far, whilst the Campus Sport 11-a-side tournament is also suffering from a backlog of fixtures.

The men’s university football teams are yet to play in 2014, although the women did manage a fixture between themselves at SportsPark towards the end of January.» >

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Plans underway for new astro pitch and pavilion on UoR Whiteknights Campus

A new Astro Turf pitch will be in place on Whiteknights campus for the start of the 2014/2015 academic year.

The announcement has been met with widespread approval with many of those connected to sport at the University of Reading. Among the delighted parties is Josh Cave, the RUSU Student Engagement Officer. He said: “The new STP is a long awaited win for many of our sports teams. It is also great to see the University and the Student Union continuing to work in partnership.» >

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An interview with Hugo Sheehan

Hugo Sheehan is the social secretary of the tennis club, and has agreed to share some of his experiences and opinions on the club, sport, and university life in general.

“It is a desire to stay healthy and push myself that has got me into tennis.

“It’s a sport that caters for all abilities and tennis is a sport that you’ll be able to play through nearly all your life.”

Specifically concerning Reading University Tennis Club, Hugo has detailed some exciting things to look forward to this year, as well as good memories and experiences so far,

“This year one of the main things to look forward to is the club’s tour to Brighton.» >

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Men’s Lacrosse team back to winning ways

Reading’s Men’s Lacrosse team returned to their early season winning form against Chichester on Wednesday 4th December.

Having lost their last two matches, the Knights were looking to get back into their stride against a team they had beaten in a close finish earlier on this year.

Chichester arrived with 10 men (no subs), and a weakened team. The game started with two quick Reading goals, but then the shooting percentage dropped and poor defence let Chichester pull ahead to a 3-2 lead at the half.» >

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Campus Sports 11-a-side league round-up: Week 7

The final weekend of action before the Christmas break threw up some big scorelines as teams looked to assert themselves at the halfway stage in the intramural competition. C.F. Wessex Freshers continued to lay down a marker to the rest of Division A with a 4-1 defeat of Law Society, but Bulmershe remain hot on their tails after a 3-1 victory over Mackinder, as do Badger FC after a 7-1 thrashing of Windsor Hall.» >

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