Rugby Union Varsity: UoB Sport vs UoB Medics
The most competitive and unpredicatable Rugby Union Varsity in the country
University of Birmingham’s Rugby Union match between the Medics and UoB sport will take place tomorrow on the Bournbrook pitches, and is set be be one of the most popular games to take place at the University this year. UoB sport is out to avenge their loss from last year, while the Medics hope to extend their winning streak to two in a row. Both teams have a lot of respect for one another, but this just makes their rivalry all the more fierce.
The Tab has interviewed members of both teams, and have put together a fact-file on key players:
Why should people support the Medics instead of UoB sport?
“We are a far more experienced team and have excellent camaraderie. This experience has given us an excellent team spirit which affords us the ability to dig deep which could be a decisive factor in the game.
“We have nothing to lose, as everyone expects UoB sport to win as we are a self funded/coached team, this will allows us to play our own game. It’s the biggest fixture of the year by far for us, faculty sides in most Universities aren’t competitive, however we very much are.
We won last year and out of our previous five meetings we have one two. We now know them as a team quite well, therefore we are aware of the style they will play at the weekend.”
How confident is UoB sport going into this fixture?
“We have recently been promoted to Premiership League A North and have beaten top teams such as Loughborough and Nottingham. Therefore we are bringing good form into the match, and have some good new freshers who have stepped up and will be a surprise to the Medics.
“Unfortunately, we narrowly lost last year however, that disappointment has fuelled us for this year. The Medics are a very experienced side, and have been playing with each other for the past 5 years. Although they may have the experience, we have the talent.
“This is the biggest game of the season for them and they bring a big crowd and will be pumped up. To be honest, a lot of our lads just see it as a warm up for next weeks game at Newcastle.”
Medics key players fact file:
Name: Steffan Griffin (Club Captain)
Position: Fly Half
Celeb Crush: Megan Markle
Man Crush: Gavin Henson (Quality calves)
Signature Move: Blistering pace
Party Trick: The ability to seduce a woman with nothing but lies
Drinking Ability (1-10): 6, but a 7 on Hooch
Name: Chaz Hudson (Chairman)
Celeb Crush: Jennifer Lawrence
Man Crush: Danny Cipriani
Signature Move: Highest scoring medic of all time and he’s a prop!
Party Trick: Condom snorting
Drinking Ability: 1, on a good day
UoB Sport Key Player fact files:
Name: Bill Fisher (First team Captain)
Position: Back Row
Celeb Crush: Keira Knightly
Man Crush: Will Onslow-Wyld
Signature Move: Trundling
Party Trick: Glass Eating
Drinking Ability: 3
Name: Chris Lippiatt (Vice Captain)
Celeb Crush: Emily Ratajkowski
Man Crush: Luke Jeamot
Signature Move: The Lippo Bus
Party Trick: Underground Grime legend
Drinking Ability: 7