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.
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!
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.