23rd March 2017, 13:39 | university
Northumbria University and The University of Nottingham claimed the two national titles on offer as Rugby League took its place at BUCS Big Wednesday, hosted at The University of Bath, this week.
A healthy crowd cheered on the 'home' side, but it was Nottingham who claimed the spoils, picking up the BUCS Trophy for the second-successive year, in the first of a double-header.
Bath enjoyed a perfect start as Liam Cashman thundered over, Rex Boulter adding the two, but Harry Lyon's unconverted try brought Nottingham back into the game.
Dan Crabtree's try on the stroke of half time then handed Notts an 8-6 interval lead.
There was no change to the score until mid-way throguh the second period, with Notts pulling off a remarkable period of defence on their own line, before Man of the Match Adam Simm stormed downfield to hand his side a 12-6 lead.
Dan Crabtree converted to make it 14-6 with ten minutes to play.
As the game wound down to the final whistle, Bath launched an attack down the left flank, as Kwame Kwassi latched on to a loose ball to go over, Rex Boulter with the extras which set up a dramatic finale.
But Notts held on to claim the BUCS Trophy for the second-successive year. Relive the dramatic final seconds:
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