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Varsity Men's Rugby Union Report

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UoN 14-28 NTU

The University of Nottingham Men's Rugby club were unable to follow up the success of the women's side, suffering a disappointing defeat to Nottingham Trent at the Lady Bay arena.

UoN started off the match brightly, regularly pressurizing the Trent 22 with kicks from deep. It was Trent who had the first opportunity to score however, missing a penalty kick from just to the left of the posts, failing to put the opening points on the board.

Those in green and gold took advantage of that missed opportunity, scoring the opening try of the match following some quick pass-and move rugby which started on the left touchline following a line-break and ended up with Tom Walsh crossing the try-line on the right hand side to put the first points on the board.

Following the try however, Trent managed to re-assert themselves in the match, forcing UoN back with consistent runs from deep and kicks to touch - with the pressure leading to penalties, and the penalties leading to a sin-bin as UoN were punished for offisde. From the resulting kick, Trent cut the deficit to just 4 points, taking the match in at 7-3 at half-time.

Varsity Women's Rugby Union Report

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UoN 24-12 NTU

Women's rugby union post-match interview:

Despite a tight match being predicted, the University of Nottingham Women's Rugby Club were able to pull off a superb victory over Nottingham Trent to extend the Varsity series lead on Saturday evening at Lady Bay arena.

The opening minutes of the match were charachterised by a number of handling errors, however as the UoN side grew into the match they became more assured, frequently pressurising the Trent 22. The pressure proved significant, as the side took the lead through a Cat Thomas try following some strong team play, filled with prime examples of how to carry the ball into a challenge.

The first half was end to end however, and Trent soon hit back with a try of their own following a couple of knock ons by those in green and gold. UoN reclaimed the lead shortly after however, as Cat Thomas grabbed her 2nd try of the match, with the 2nd rower driving over the line from just short of the line.

With Trent also scoring a 2nd try in the opening half, the only difference between the sides at the half-time break would be a missed conversion kick by NTU's number 10, as the scores settled at 14-12 following a tight opening half.

Varsity Volleyball Report

Women's Volleyball: UoN 1-3 NTU
Men's Volleyball: UoN 3-0 NTU

Fans at women's volleyball:
Trent women's volleyball post-match interview:
UoN women's volleyball post-match interview:
UoN men's volleyball post-match interview:

A late change of venue saw the Varsity Volleyball event moved to UoN territory, with strong support for both teams on Jubilee Campus.

The night started with a close fought women's event, with UoN the firm favourites. The first game was a close and edgy affair with both teams aggressive and strong in defence. Trent was the more industrious of the two teams and survived well under increasing pressure. The game went to the wire at 26 all, before Trent pulled ahead to take the first game 28-26. The Trent fans were jubilant and filled the sports centre with a cacophony of noise, 1-0 they led.

UoN seemed groggy going into the second game and failed to take a foothold. Trent took a commanding lead at 9-4 and pressed to take the game to 21-13, things were not going to plan for Uni. There was a brief revival by the green and gold with a win of four successive points but the second game was ultimately lost 25-17 to Trent. Trent now led 2-0 and was firmly in the ascendance.

Bobby Drake is Queer, Batman v. Superman, Cards Against Humanity, Conduct In Interviews: The Popular Table - 03/05/2015

Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table, URN's top pop culture show!

In part one, our panel of Mike, Sam, Victoria, and David discuss how important Bobby Drake's coming out is, the new Batman v. Superman trailer, Ant-Man, and how Cards Against Humanity benefits STEM:

In part two, our gang discusses RDJ's recent walkout during a Channel 4 interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy and whether or not it broke conduct. This is followed by a spoiler-free Age of Ultron review.

In the final part of this week's show, Ibi joins us to discuss the political implications of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

And that's that! Previous shows can be heard at http://urn1350.net/blog/219

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Clips used in this show are from the Batman v. Superman trailer, the Ant-Man trailer, RDJ's Channel 4 interview with Krishnan Guru-Murthy, and an Age of Ultron TV spot.

Varsity Men's Football Report

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NTU 2-1 UoN

Men's football post-match interview:

Post-match interview with SU Sports Officer Kiri Madhani:

In an encounter much tighter than both the Trent players and pundits expected, the University of Nottingham valiantly lost 2-1 to their city rivals at Meadow Lane.

The UoN IMS All-Stars came firing out of the blocks, as their counter-attacking 5-4-1 formation based on wing-back play caused trouble for Trent, who were holding a high line. There were few chances in the opening minutes, though Sutcliffe looked particularly dangerous when running in behind the Trent defence.

It was Sutcliffe who created the opener for UoN, with a clever knock-down from a failed Trent clearance to the feet of Colman who belied his inexperience to calmly slot the ball past Radford. The unexpected lead brought the Green and Gold crown to life, as the Trent fans were momentarily silenced.