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'Team Northumbria lift Stan Calvert Cup for second year running!' and 'Six Nation’s face-off for Northumbria sports students' articles.

Team Northumbria lift Stan Calvert Cup for second year running!

Team Northumbria has lifted the Stan Calvert Memorial Cup for the second year running – beating off stiff competition from Newcastle University in one of the UK’s largest varsity sporting events.

This year’s win marks a significant achievement for Team Northumbria, the competitive sports arm of Northumbria University, having retained the cup for two consecutive years for the first time since Stan Calvert began in 1994. Going head to head with Newcastle in 26 sports, Northumbria triumphed with a final score of 75.5 to Newcastle’s 48.5.

The annual Stan Calvert Cup, a major highlight in the University sporting calendar, concluded at Northumbria’s very own flagship £30m Sport Central on Sunday 1 March. However, the Cup belonged to Northumbria before the final game had even started due to their considerable points lead, making it impossible for Newcastle to catch up.

This year’s win builds on Northumbria’s reputation as being among the best sport universities in the country, as voted for by students (Which? University Guide 2013). It ranked 8th in the 2014 BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) league and secured the title of Most Improved University for Sport at the BUCS awards ceremony last July.

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Six Nation’s face-off for Northumbria sports students

Two Northumbria University rugby teammates could find themselves on opposite sides of the scrum this weekend as they each represent their country in the Six Nations.

Abbie Scott and Abi Evans have been picked to represent England and Scotland, respectively, in the Rugby Union International. The two teams will go head to head this Friday night at Darlington’s Mowden Park.

The pair are used to playing on the same field for Team Northumbria’s currently unbeaten Women’s Rugby Union 1st team – but this week’s game is the first time they will come face to face on the international stage.

Abbie Scott, who also plays for Darlington Mowden Park RFC, is a History and Politics graduate who is currently studying for a Masters  in Professional Practice in Sport Coaching. She already has three international caps under her belt from the tournament – and scored a try in England’s winning match against Italy last month.

Abi Evans, who is in her first year of studying Sport Management at Northumbria, took up rugby while she was at secondary school in her home town of Oban, Scotland. She made her international debut in the Six Nations opener against France and now, like her teammate Abbie, boasts three international caps.

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