Posted 12th Feb 2020

Free BUCS Super Rugby returns to Sports Training Village tonight as Team Bath take on title-chasing Durham

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to build on their impressive 39-33 win over Northumbria when they take on league leaders Durham tonight (6.30pm kick-off, free entry).

The Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – have made a couple of changes from Friday’s win as Ollie Cattell comes into the second row and Eduardo Balocco switches to flanker, where he is partnered by the returning Chris Barry.

Scrum-half Ed Rimmer will captain Team Bath, who are also supported by Rengen Developments, in their long-awaited first BUCS Super Rugby home match of 2020.

Durham top the table but were made to sweat in the previous meeting between the clubs, winning 25-18 at Rosslyn Park in October.

With a morale-boosting victory secured five days ago, Team Bath will be full of confidence going into tonight’s contest. Don’t forget, admission is free so come and back the boys in Blue & Gold!

Tonight’s team

Team Bath starting XV: 15 Paul Altier, 14 Cal Barrett, 13 Alex Nisbet, 12 Will Butt, 11 Sam Kennaugh, 10 George Worboys, 9 Ed Rimmer (c); 1 Arthur Cordwell, 2 Caley Gray, 3 Will French, 4 Oli Cattell, 5 Elliot Berryman, 6 Edoardo Balocco, 7 Chris Barry, 8 Ed Ashcroft. Replacements: 16 George Holroyd, 17 Tom Rowlands, 18 Harry Sturge, 19 James Fitzmaurice, 20 John Smith, 21 Ioan Lewis, 22 Tom Pittman, 23 Ethan Hutt.

Durham starting XV: 15 Charlie Spawforth, 14 Rory Stewart Cox, 13 Josh Wright, 12 Sol Hyde, 11 Jack Hedley, 10 Nathan Wyman, 9 Jacob Collin; 1 Scott Bowerman, 2 Luke Chadwick, 3 Toby Woods 4 Marjin Huis, 5 Henry Paremain, 6 Josh Basham, 7 Jamie Adamson, 8 Ben Fowles (c). Replacements: 16 Fred Davies, 17 Griffri Whitson, 18 Monty Royston, 19 Ben Osuntokun, 20 Fitz Harding, 21 Alex Skinner, 22 Will Edwards, 23 Matt Reaney.

Referee: Alan Chandrachud.
Assistant referees: Steve Hambley, Fred Spong.
Fourth official: James Maby.

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