It’s another big night of BUCS Super Rugby for the University of Bath men’s 1st XV as they visit third-placed University of Exeter at Sandy Park – home of Exeter Chiefs – in a South West derby being shown live (7.45pm).
Both teams are looking to bounce back from defeats in last week’s round of matches, with Bath – sponsored by IKON Construction – going down 36-10 to title-chasing Loughborough and Exeter being edged out 23-22 at home to fourth-placed Durham University.
The Blue and Gold, who currently sit fifth in the table, have made five changes for tonight’s game with props Connor McGrath and Alex Wood, flanker Tom Kynge, fly-half Ludi Hopkinson and centre Robbie De Bruyan coming into the starting XV.
The match will be shown live on the video below from 7.45pm.
University of Bath starting XV: 1 Connor McGrath, 2 Tom Doughty, 3 Alex Wood, 4 Scott Russell, 5 Will Britton (c), 6 Jack Davies, 7 Tom Kynge, 8 Alex Weighton, 9 Will Flinn, 10 Ludi Hopkinson, 11 Jake Allen, 12 Charlie Dunbar, 13 Robbie De Bruyan, 14 Dan Rowland, 15 Craig Duncan. Replacements: 16 George Frampton, 17 Jack Buckingham, 18 Ben Gasson, 19 Mike Snook, 20 Adam McCarthy, 21 George Humphrey, 22 Hugo Stiles.
Referee: Daniel Parrott.
Assistant referees: Carl Bennett, Andy Bickle.