Hat-trick for Jasper Spandler as Team Bath earn impressive BUCS Super Rugby win at Hartpury
Nine Bath Rugby Academy players were involved in Team Bath’s impressive 27-19 away victory over Hartpury on Wednesday evening.
Building on his try last time out in the win over Leeds Beckett, England Under-20s hooker Spandler crossed the whitewash twice in the first half – one from the back of a maul and a second from a pick and go.
Harris kicked a conversion as Bath found themselves two points down at half-time, but Number 8 George Doel got himself on the scoresheet and Harris followed up with the extra two.
The fly-half’s penalty extended Bath’s total as Hartpury closed the gap and Spandler completed his hat-trick in the second period to take his side out of sight.
A fantastic win for Team Bath and great character shown to grind out the victory.
Of the win, Lead Academy Coach Mark Lilley said: “We are delighted to win at what has proved a tough place to get a result over the past few years.
“We managed the conditions really well in the second half and applied pressure through our kicking game as well as showing a lot of physicality with our ball carrying, at the breakdown and in the tackle. Our power conversion was really good which resulted in three pick and go tries, and a maul try.
“The effort and commitment of the players was brilliant and it was really pleasing to see that throughout the 80 minutes.”