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Teams progress to cup semi-finals

Chances of a De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) takeover at British University and College Sport (BUCS) Midlands Finals Day is becoming increasingly likely.

DMU Women’s Rugby shone on Wednesday as they progressed into the semi-finals of the competition, smashing Harper Adams 47-0.

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They join the men’s 1st in the last 4 of the cup who face University of Nottingham 3rd on Wednesday.  

This season is a remarkable achievement for the team as it marks the first time the women’s team have reached this stage of the cup.

Despite heavy rain from the warm up to the final whistle, the game was played in difficult conditions, but that didn’t faze DMU.

A largely forward dominated game saw DMU lead from the outset, receiving in the first play and keeping possession for over 90% of the game.

It took DMU 10 minutes of hard work in the Harper Adam 22, with several collapsed scrums and lineouts, before they finally got themselves over the try-line.

From the scoring of the first try, the women went on to land another two tries in the first half to increase their lead.

The second try of the match was by far the most impressive, scored by Tiffany Lewis, with a breakthrough just inside the Harper Adam half and a clear run to the posts.

DMU were helped by fresh legs in the second half as they continued to push on to extend their lead with a punishing display to fire the women into the next round.

The side will face Nottingham Trent 1st in the semi-final on Wednesday 1 March.

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8 wins, 0 draws and 0 defeats. That’s the record of DMU women’s hockey as they fired their way into the last 4 of the cup with a 6-1 thrashing of Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge) 1st.

The girls who have been sweeping teams aside all season, will now travel for a semi-final tie at University of Nottingham 6th for a place in the final. With league campaign over having secured the title, they will be hoping for a unique league, cup double.

Men’s football 1st were defeated 2-0 by Nottingham Trent University 2nd in their quarter-final tie with a defeat too for the 4th team, falling 5-1 to Oxford Brookes 3rd.

Netball 3rd will not progress to the semis after a 65-17 defeat to Coventry University 3rd. A valiant effort from the last remaining Netball team in the competition.

Elsewhere, men’s rugby 1st defeated University of Birmingham 2nd, 21-16 who are top of their league. They face bottom of the table Northampton in their final league match, with a win securing promotion from Midlands Division 2B.

The 2nd team also secured victory over University of Birmingham 4th, 15-3.

Men’s football 3rd went top of Midlands Division 5D with a 3-1 win over University of Lincoln 2nd.

The victory is their 9th of the season and Callum Baker scored his 21st and 22nd goals of the season.

They face University of Lincoln 2nd in the cup tonight, with a win taking them too into the last 4 of the competition.

Victory tonight, one more win the league and with varsity just around the corner, could the side pull off a unique treble?

This week saw #TeamDMU secure 5 wins, with 5 defeats, a win rate of 50%.

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