Performance Sport News 2nd December 2016

Women's Rugby

Women's rugby are kicking us off this week with their mid-week fixture away to Newcastle in the Premier League. Our women were looking for an emphatic win over the team placed 2nd bottom in the league to keep their winning streak alive.

Claire Cruickshank's side did not disappoint with a huge 40-5 win over Newcastle.

Men's Rugby

Our men's rugby team claimed their own emphatic win over opponents Worcester at home on Wednesday night. Some incredible running from the men's side saw them score 16 tries, dominating the game and leading them to a 106-7 victory.

Next week sees men's rugby at the heart of our Performance sport news as they host St Andrews at home in a key fixture which will have a major influence on the outcome of the league.

Men's Hockey

Men's hockey were all set for a mid-week fixture away to Birmingham 2s this Wednesday, a team they beat earlier in the season 6-1, in the BUCS Prem B League. A win for our men would set them apart clear at the top of the league.

However, a lack of key personnel showed when the men's side went from a 2-1 halftime lead to a 4-2 full-time defeat. Men's hockey have one more home fixture before the semester ends against Newcastle which can keep them top of their league so it is all still to play for in men's hockey.

Women's Hockey

Our news this week passes on to women's hockey who faced Watsonians last weekend at home in their last league match before the winter break.

The women's side finished the first half of their season in style with a 5-0 win. Samantha Judge, Becky Dru, Amy Brodie, Louise Campbell & Ellie Hutcheson each scored one a piece in a dominant performance.

Women's Basketball

Women's basketball were also on the road for a late night, mid-week fixture against Durham, tipping at 8pm. The team were desperately looking for retribution after they faced Durham at home last month with a depleted squad and were served a 94-55 loss.

However, it wasn't to be as the squad returned deflated after Durham handed them a 102-55 loss on the road.


Last weekend 3 female archers from the University of Edinburgh, Hope Greenwood, Sarah Prieels and Claudine Jennings accompanied by Alistair Whittingham travelled to Marrakesh to compete in the first stage of the Archery World Cup. The next stage will be in Bangkok on the 12th of December.

This weekend our archers are in action again at the British Indoor Championships in Warwickshire. Best of luck to all involved!


We are proud to celebrate the success of our Performance Rowing coach, Colin Williamson, who, this week, received GB rowing team's Development Coach of the Year award for his work with Edinburgh University Rowing. Well done to Colin and all those involved in the development and success of Rowing here at the University of Edinburgh!

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