Loughborough Lightning Women’s Super Rugby
Kick-starting in September 2017, this is the new top tier competition for Women’s Rugby in the UK. Supported by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) there will be a total of 10 clubs competing to be the best team in the country.
Loughborough University already plays in the upper echelons of women’s university rugby, winning is part of the culture at Loughborough University, but of even more importance is athlete development. This new RFU initiative will allow the University to further improve the opportunities it can provide for its athletes, as it enters the competition for an initial three year period.