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Interview: Water Polo President, James Dickinson

The Saint caught up with James Dickinson, President of the Water Polo Club, and spoke about the club’s recent progression, this season’s performances and hopes for the future. The Saint: How has the club progressed since 2005 , in terms of how it is run and interest in it? James Dickinson: In 2005, they had quite a small men’s team,...

Red Hot Poker

Many students at university choose to take on a part-time job in bars and restaurants. Others play poker. Poker was launched online in 1998 and has now turned in to a multi-billion dollar industry. With the advances of technology, more and more “Internet kids” have been earning an income from a game now that has now evolved into a...

Tennis: continued winning ways

The University Tennis Club is having one of its most successful competitive years in recent memory, and nothing epitomises this success more than the performance of the Men’s 2nds and 3rds last Wednesday. The Men’s 1sts have won the BUCS 2A league, with Strathclyde’s failure to put a team together (almost certainly out of fear of a drubbing) this Wednesday...

Club Focus: Rugby

St Andrews Men’s Rugby on the 1st XV’s BUCS league win over Aberdeen, and other news from the club ST ANDREWS 1STS 26 ABERDEEN 2NDS 22 Speaking after Wednesday’s game, former Club Captain Giles Smith recounted that the last time St Andrews defeated Aberdeen 1st XV was in 2005. The long wait to get one over on the “strong men from the...

Issue 150: Whistleblower

Sport Editor Richard Browne gets into the scrum that is this year’s RBS Six Nations... Now that we’re halfway through Northern Hemisphere rugby’s premier international tournament,* what can be said about the teams’ performances? There have been players who have stood out for the right and wrong reasons, teams which have soared and slumped and areas of the game that...

Basketball: Rogers stars for rampant Saints

Hannah Rogers delivered a basketball masterclass for Saints on Wednesday night, as the home team put Abertay to the sword. Her passing range, composure on the ball, dribbling out of defence at pace and – most significantly for the result – deadly shooting (she outscored the entire Abertay team put together) proved the catalyst for Saints’ second win from three...

Team GB strike gold at Winter Universiade

Now that the powder has settled and the ice has finally thawed, Team GB can look back with pride on a hugely successful team performance at the 25th Winter Universiade, held in Erzurum, Turkey. The 2011 World Winter University Games (from the 27th January-6th February) saw Team GB participate alongside the world’s best student athletes in eleven days of elite...

Club Focus: Cycling

The Cycling Club had a simply incredible ride at the 2011 ‘Strathpuffer 24 hour race’ held in Strathpeffer, 20 miles north of Inverness, on the 15th and 16th of January. Current St Andrews student Luke Bradley and St Andrews alumni Lettie Chambers formed the Spokes Full Beam Full Frontal Megadeath team and together they rode a superb but closely-fought race...

Saint Sport Interview: Athletic Union President, Andy Dick

The Saint speaks to Andy Dick, President of the AU, about his time in office, his future plans for the University’s sport and the condition of Saints Sport The Saint: Has being AU President been as expected? Andrew Dick: Yes and no. Nothing you can do before the job can prepare you for it, and it’s different from year to year....

Duel and Duality for Saints Men’s fencers

MANCHESTER 1STS 131  -  ST ANDREWS 1STS 108 It was a mixed evening of fencing for Saints Men’s 1sts for, despite the defeat to Manchester, there were many positives to be taken from the performances on show. Manchester has won the BUCS Premier Northern Division this season without losing a match, and this fixture demonstrated exactly why, as they largely...