Posted 9th Jan 2022

Students play key role in Bath Rugby’s first win of Premiership season as former Team Bath captain Tom Doughty makes first top-flight start

University of Bath students Orlando Bailey (pictured) and Max Ojomoh played key roles as Bath Rugby recorded their first victory of the 2021-22 Premiership Rugby season on Sunday.

It was also a day to remember for former Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby captain Tom Doughty as he made his first top-flight start in the 22-19 win against Worcester Warriors at The Rec.

Team Bath Dual Career student-athlete Ojomoh, who studies Business Administration, scored the home side’s second try of the first half, both of which were converted by fly-half Bailey, before Worcester hit back to lead 19-14 at the break.

A Tom De Glanville try meant the scores were locked at 19-19 with just 10 minutes remaining before International Development with Economics student Bailey – supported by a Matrix Sports Scholarship – help his nerve to slot over a decisive penalty kick.

“I obviously knew it was a big kick,” Bailey told Bath Rugby’s official website after the game. “I gave it my best and luckily it went through so I’m really happy.

“To have that moment where I tapped the ball, kicked it out and saw the fans go up in the air and to see what it means to everyone… and for us it’s huge relief and elation.”

Applications are now open for 2022-23 Sporting Scholarships from current and potential University of Bath student-athletes. Click here for more information.

Other news articles

University of Bath Rugby Student Performance Sport programme partners with leading training equipment and match ball suppliers Rhino

Rhino will supply performance rugby squads at the University of Bath with their elite-level Vortex Pro match ball  as part of a new partnership that will also see them supply contact equipment to the 2024 BUCS Super Rugby semi-finalists....

Read More
The University of Bath men's rugby club celebrate after winning the Bath Combination Cup final at The Rec, home of Bath Rugby, on 8th May 2024. PICTURE CREDIT: Nick Perry Photography
University of Bath men’s rugby club are winners at The Rec after brilliant Bath Combination Cup Final clash with Chippenham

The University of Bath men’s rugby club finished their season with a trophy after beating Chippenham RFC 31-25 in a top-quality Bath Combination Cup Final at The Rec. Ed Shepherdson scored two first-half tries, both converted by James Beverley...

Read More
Pictures of University of Bath Rugby Club's Will Jeanes and Iwan Price-Thomas playing for England Students against France at Coventry RFC on 4th May 2024. CREDIT: THREE2/England Rugby Unis
University of Bath rugby duo enjoy “absolute privilege” of representing England Students in 13-try Le Crunch classic against France

University of Bath Rugby Club duo Will Jeanes and Iwan Price-Thomas both started for England Students in their annual fixture against France Universities. Second-row forward Jeanes, who studies Sports Performance, and full-back Price-Thomas, who graduates in Sport Management &...

Read More
Team Bath BUCS Super Rugby Sponsors
Partners and Suppliers