- Exeter beat Hartpury 35-32 in women's final
- Hartpury beat Cardiff Met 27-24 in the men's final
Twickenham played host to the BUCS finals with both the men's and women's university rugby seasons both culminating at the home of English rugby.
Exeter edge Hartpury in thriller
An extra-time thriller saw Exeter Women beat Hartpury 35-32 in a memorable final.
Hartpury got off to the perfect start after just two minutes when Fiona McIntosh powered her way through to score and make it 5-0.
Exeter responded almost immediately through England U20s player Poppy Leitch who showed great strength to score in the corner.
Her U20s teammate Lagi Tuima then kicked Exeter ahead after 16 minutes when her side were awarded a penalty in front of the posts.
Red Roses star Ellie Kildunne, who stood out throughout the match, then carved her way through to put Hartpury ahead once again with the conversion slotted by captain Sarah Nicholas.
And the skipper extended the lead minutes later, scoring a try of her own to make it 17-8.
Exeter co-captain Clara Nielson scored the first of her superb hat-trick after 33 minutes to bring the score to 17-13.
But Hartpury continued to respond, a loose ball was collected by winger Kelly Smith who touched down to make it 22-13 at the break.
It remained close for much of the second half with Exeter co-captain Hannah Gascoigne getting on the end of a superb pass from Tuima to cross the line and make it 18-22 after 55 minutes.
The back and forth continued through Hartpury’s Sophie Tandy who showed impressive speed to score under the posts to bring it to 27-18.
Exeter’s Nielson set up a tense final 10 minutes when she went over for her second with Tuima adding the extras to narrow Hartpury’s lead to just 2 points.
And in the dying moments with Exeter applying the pressure, Nielson went over once again to complete her hat-trick with Tuima once again converting.
It wasn't quite over however. With the final play of the match Tandy scored her second of the game to bring the scores level at 32-32 and take the game to extra time.
With both sides tiring, the final 20 minutes of extra time were tense and a penalty from Tuima proved to be the difference. Hartpury were unable to muster a comeback and the score finished 35-32. .
Hartpury hold off Cardiff Met in epic final
A 21-point haul in the second half wasn't enough for Cardiff Met to beat Hartpury College in the men's BUCS Super Rugby final with the Gloucestershire side scoring a try in the final seconds to win 27-24.
Hartpury dominated the first half with fly half, scoring two tries through Maliq Holden who sprinted over after 10 minutes and Alex Forrester who added their second with five minutes left in the half.
Fly-half Sam Leeming added the two conversions as well as slotting two penalties to give Hartpury a 20-0 lead and a seemingly comfortable gap.
However Cardiff weren't out of it. A penalty from Harry Johnston gave them their first points of the game going into the break and they had all the momentum in the second half.
Two tries in the opening 10 minutes from forwards Harry Seward and Aled Ward brought them right back into the game with Hartpury’s lead cut to 20-17 with 30 minutes left.
Cardiff’s astonishing turnaround continued with a remarkable team effort which led to replacement Jac Arthur touching down. Johnston once again converted to make it 24-20.
The final 10 minutes saw Cardiff try and hold out as Hartpury tried to find a way over the line. The Gloucestershire side had a try held up with a minute left on the clock and looked unlikely to find a way through until hooker Luke Stratford was driven over with seconds left on the clock.
Leeming once again converted to make it 27-24 to Hartpury at full time.