West Country rivals to clash at the Rec

22 September 2009

Student rugby takes centre stage at the Rec on Wednesday 7th October when the University of Bath take on local rivals the University of Bristol.

The contest is the opening game for both sides in this season’s British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) fixture list and is the first BUCS game to be played at Bath Rugby’s famous Recreation Ground.

The two sides play in BUCS Premier South A – the top flight of university rugby in the region.

Both sides will be looking to get their 2009/10 campaigns off to a strong start in the fixture. The season reaches its climax when the top two teams in the country face each other in the BUCS Championship final at Twickenham on 21st April.

The 7th October clash kicks-off at 7.15pm, with gates to the Rec open from 6pm. Admission costs just £3 with free entry for under-16s.

Tickets will be available on the gate or can be bought in advance. For further ticket information please contact Lisa on 01225 384267.

The Rec has already hosted three epic clashes between the universities of Bath and Loughborough.

The University of Bath has one of the leading university sports departments in the UK. Under its Team Bath brand, its success is based on the expertise and dedication of staff, and its excellent facilities, used by the community and Olympic medal winners alike.

Members of the media who require further information can contact the Team Bath Press Office at Matchtight Ltd on (01225) 383518 or 01225 443998 or see the Team Bath website.

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