DMU Rugby feeling confident ahead of Varsity clash


By Erik Dawson

At the end of every season comes the biggest match for the universities in Leicester: Varsity.

De Montfort University play the University of Leicester in a host of sports and one of the most highly competitive games is the rugby game, held at the Leicester Tigers stadium, Welford Road.

All three of DMU’s rugby teams have been training and playing hard this year, and with each team finding themselves with a game in hand they could still push their way higher up the table.

DMU Rugby chairman, Guy Bill, said: “It’s been a hard-fought season with highs and lows but we can be proud as a club of big performances across the board.”

For many of the players, Varsity is the biggest game of the season, with the bitter rivalry between the teams being settled at Welford Road every year since 2002.

In recent years, the University of Leicester have had bragging rights over De Montfort, with the Demons narrowly losing by two points in 2017.

This year spirits are high and things look hopeful across the DMU teams, with the third team beating the UoL thirds 13-8 in a derby game on the 14th February.

Unfortunately, this morning (Tues, March 6), the first team game was postponed by Leicester Tigers and a new date has been set, Wednesday 2nd May.

First team captain David Nurse said: “It gives us more time to prepare, get the last few things right and everybody has another month to get as fit as possible.”

You can catch the Demons second and third teams clash with the University of Leicester at Welford Road tomorrow (Wednesday, March 7) and tickets can be bought from the De Montfort Students’ Union website.

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