Five EURFC players played in a Student Development game against France 

A great second term of sport at the University of Exeter!

This term saw a new record set for the number of Exeter students who have played for their country in Rugby, a huge number of brilliant performances across all sport, and with the University now sitting 6th in BUCS term 3 can start with a well deserved sense of pride! 

Lacrosse scholars Katie Butcher, Lottie Van-Praag and Sophy Coombes-Roberts all travelled Philadelphia with the Wales Senior national lacrosse team last month, for training in preparation for the International season fast approaching. Sophy was the team's top goal scorer during the tour and was awarded Most Valuable Player in their game against Navy Academy, while Lottie was named player of the game against Princeton. Following the tour all three girls have been selected to represent Wales at this weekend's Home Internationals in Surrey Sports Park (27-29 March) where they will face England and Scotland. This will be Katie's debut cap for Wales Senior team.

Hockey scholars Meg Crowson and Kathryn Lane were called up amongst a squad of 20 selected to play on a 2 match series against Germany u21's last weekend. The team had two solid performances but were unfortunately defeated by the home side 0-3 and 1-2. Kathryn/Laney commented: ‘We were both really happy to be called up and I've really enjoyed the experience’.

Rugby- 8 Exeter students have played for England students this year; the highest ever for the University.  Rugby scholar Sam Skinner was part of England Under 20s that won the 2015 Under 20 Six Nations. Jack Owlett played for Scotland u20’s. 

5 EURFC players started in the England Students Squad that played France. George Beale, Paul Davis, Sam Waltier, James Doe and Alex Wilcockson put in a strong performance, and despite ultimately losing 15-22 it was a good experience for the players, with Alex Wilcockson (3rd year, Human Biosciences) quoted as saying  ‘I enjoyed running out alongside 4 other EURFC boys in the England shirt, the French side started well and  we came back into it with a strong second half performance. Ultimately I feel we were unlucky to come away with a loss but we can hold our heads high knowing we came so close to a top quality French team.’

England have never beaten the French students as they are a professional side, with the majority of the players holding contracts with professional French sides like Toulon. 

Windriders  have enjoyed a fantastic 169 total places on trips – an increase of nearly four times from last year. 70 separate individuals have participated on one or more trips so far this year and 60 of them had never wakeboarded before!

Intramural Sport at the University continues to grow in popularity, with 7 sports, 303 teams and 2725 students regularly involved. Intramural Sport is proudly sponsored by Hole in the Wall. 

Date: 27 March 2015

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