Posted 19th Feb 2020

Team Bath all set for penultimate home game as they entertain Swansea for first time in BUCS Super Rugby

Team Bath men’s 1st XV welcome new BUCS Super Rugby opposition to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight as they entertain Swansea (6.30pm kick-off, free entry).

Swansea have adapted well to the top flight of student rugby since their promotion last year and currently sit one place above the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – with three games of the season remaining.

It is the penultimate home match of 2019-20 for Team Bath, who will be keen to get back to winning ways after last week’s tough contest against table-topping Durham.

There are just two changes to the starting XV, with co-captain Jordan Martin returning at number 8 and James Fitzmaurice coming into the second row.

Don’t forget, admission is free for all home matches at the Sports Training Village 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 (cc); 1 Arthur Cordwell, 2 Caley Gray, 3 Will French, 4 James Fitzmaurice, 5 Elliot Berryman, 6 Edoardo Balocco, 7 Chris Barry, 8 Jordan Martin (cc). Replacements: 16 George Holroyd, 17 Tom Rowlands, 18 Harry Sturge, 19 Ed Ashcroft, 20 Tom Williams, 21 Ioan Lewis, 22 Tom Pittman, 23 Ethan Hutt.

Swansea starting XV: 15 Zak Ward, 14 Lailand Gordon, 13 Max Nagy, 12 Ewan Gully, 11 David Armstrong, 10 Gwyn Parks, 9 Hywel Williams; 1 Harry Dyer, 2 Garin Lloyd, 3 Tom Northy, 4 Will Ponty, 5 Ed Couzens, 6 Charlie Samwells, 7 Will Barraclough, 8 Cai Davies. Replacements: 16 Josh Moore, 17 Toby Teague, 18 James Wallis McLachlan, 19 Morgan Jones, 20 Owen Flower, 21 Tom Lucas, 22 Daf Manley, 23 Will Slark.

Referee: Adam Wookey.
Assistant referees: Steve Hambley, Ryan Collier.
Fourth official: James Maby.

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