London Metropolitan Rugby team comes 1st

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2015 has been a good year for London Metropolitan University’s 1st men’s rugby union team, as they’ve achieved first place in their league.

With all the stress from exams and coursework, the men’s rugby team has a lot to be celebrating this year and they will be hosting their own champion’s party at the Rocket on Wednesday 18th March.


According to British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), London Metropolitan University has entered 15 teams into the league programme for the 2014-2015 season –  securing 26 wins so far this season, with 66 defeats and 4 draws, making their win rate 27%.

As it stands, if the 1st team wins their next game they will become champions of their the league.

With all this going on, the team is preparing for their next game and luckily we got the chance to catch up with the captain, John McBennet.

He told us how good the season has been so far.

“The season has ran smoothly, we’ve had some really good games and everyone is working really hard, it’s all about team work and we really believe that.”

When asked about how he feels about the efforts of the team players this season, McBennet expressed how ‘proud’ and ‘satisfied’ he is.

“Everyone has really trained hard for this, all the players know how much this means to them and they’re all willing to put in hard work for it.”

McBennet says the team has come a long way since last year, competing against different universities around England and Wales.

“It feels amazing to come first place in our league, because it shows that hard work does pay off and it only makes us want to work even harder to become the official champions of the league.”

The LMU rugby team will be playing against Writtle College on 18th March.

When asked what the future holds for LMU rugby team John said,

“Who knows what the future will hold, all we can only do is work hard and keep hitting our goals.”



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