Posted 4th Mar 2020

Team Bath men’s 1st XV determined to end BUCS Super Rugby league season on a positive note in front of home fans tonight

Team Bath men’s 1st XV will be looking to end their 2019-20 BUCS Super Rugby league campaign on a high when they welcome Leeds Beckett to the University of Bath Sports Training Village tonight (6.30pm, free to watch).

It has been a difficult season for the Blue & Gold – sponsored by Fulkers Bailey Russell – but they are guaranteed a place in the end-of-season knockout competition after securing a top-eight finish.

That means they have a shot at reaching Twickenham for the grand final, something that Leeds Beckett achieved last season and tonight’s visitors have continued that good form this year.

Team Bath, also supported by Rengen Developments, have a new-look back row for tonight’s game with Tom Williams and Henry Purchase joining Edoardo Balocco. Props Arthur Cordwell and Will French also return to the starting line-up, as does centre Alex Nisbet.

Don’t forget, entry is free for tonight’s match so come and support the Blue & Gold!

Tonight’s teams

Team Bath starting XV: 15 Paul Altier, 14 Cal Barrett, 13 Sam Kennaugh, 12 Alex Nisbet, 11 Ethan Hutt, 10 George Worboys, 9 Ed Rimmer (c); 1 Arthur Cordwell, 2 Caley Gray, 3 Will French, 4 James Fitzmaurice, 5 Elliot Berryman, 6 Edoardo Balocco, 7 Tom Williams, 8 Henry Purchase. Replacements: 16 George Holroyd, 17 Tom Rowland, 18 Archie McNicol, 19 Olu Odulami, 20 Cameron Keys, 21 George Wootten, 22 Tom Pittman, 23 Luca Mignot.

Leeds Beckett starting XV: 15 Kieran Davies, 14 Will Lewin, 13 Charlie Dixon, 12 Charlie Venables, 11 Harry Robinson, 10 Steffan James, 9 Connor Lloyd (c); 1 Conrad Cade, 2 Lotu Nuku, 3 Rhys Charalambous, 4 John Ofakor, 5 Adrian Wadden, 6 Jonny Teague, 7 Toby Francis, 8 Nick Brown. Replacements: 16 Will Routledge, 17 Jarod Leat, 18 Jacob Percival, 19 Tom Collins, 20 Michael Etete, 21 Spencer Cope, 22 Elliott Rayment, 23 Jonny Keh.

Referee: Iain Kiy.
Assistant referees: Mark Doran, Steve Hambley.
Fourth official: James Maby.

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