Posted 24th Apr 2021

University of Bath students and BUCS Super Rugby players help Bath United to entertaining victory over Harlequins at The Rec

A late penalty from sporting scholar George Worboys secured a closely-fought victory over Harlequins A at The Rec on Friday for a Bath Rugby United side featuring a host of University of Bath students.

Sports Performance student Worboys, who is supported by an Ivor Powell Sporting Scholarship, slotted over the decisive kick with three minutes remaining to clinch a 22-21 success for the hosts.

He also converted two of the three tries for Bath whose starting line-up included fellow England U20 internationals and University of Bath students Max Ojomoh and Ethan Staddon, who is supported by a Santander Scholarship.

Max Ojomoh of Bath United in possession. Mid-season friendly, between Bath United and Harlequins A on April 23, 2021 at the Recreation Ground in Bath, England. Photo by: Patrick Khachfe / Onside Images
Max Ojomoh on the charge for Bath United. PICTURES: Onside Images/Bath Rugby

On the bench were Arthur Cordwell, Tom Carr-Smith, Xavier Hastings and Frankie Read, who study Physics, Management, Social Sciences and Sports Performance respectively, plus four Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby players who aren’t contracted to Bath Rugby – Alex Burrage, Zak Giannini, Jordan Martin and Alex Nisbet.

Graduate Kieran Verden also featured for the Blue, Black & White, while Sports Performance alumnus Tom Dunn made his 150th appearance for Bath Rugby’s 1st XV during Sunday’s Premiership defeat to Wasps.

Click here to find out more about combining rugby and study at the University of Bath.

Top picture: Zak Giannini and Max Ojomoh.

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