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Performance Pathway

England Students team photo

Photo: RFU Archive

If you are talented and have the necessary determination, you can go all the way to a full England Students cap.

Nominations are invited from any player currently playing for a BUCS registered university or associated league club (players must be enrolled students) and capable of performing at National league standard.

Nomination forms are available from the BUCS website or from the RFU students page. Selection is via a committee, which selects a North and South squad to take part in a one-day trial on December 18, usually based within the Midlands area. An extended training/trial squad is then invited back to a further session in early January (two days). The final England Students squad then proceed to play international fixtures against the Portuguese National side in Lisbon, French Students, Wales Students and Scotland Universities.

To contact the national team manager, please email Phil Llewellyn at For more details on fixtures and results, visit


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