The University of Bath men’s 1st XV were frustratingly defeated in a tough and competitive BUCS Super Rugby Game against Cardiff Met on Wednesday.
The final score of 18-10 was a result of a strong defence from the Cardiff Met side.
A successful penalty kick from Bath’s Will Flinn brought the team three points in the 1st half. This, followed by a try from George Frampton and a successful conversion from Flinn after a lineout, pushed Bath into the double figures. Cardiff countered throughout however with a series of tries and penalties.
Highlights of the match included Bath’s persisting presence around the Cardiff Met 22 line, and managing to bring the ball over the opposition’s try line multiple times throughout the game. Frustratingly, these attempts were cut short by the referee’s whistle before any tries could be scored.
Head of Rugby at Bath, Aaron James, noted that the game was a “deserved win” for Cardiff Met as they “defended very hard” against Bath’s relentless attacks. He also commented that “handling errors” and “two sin bins” during the match were what ultimately weakened Bath’s attempt to score more points in this bout against Cardiff Met.
Next up for Bath is the big Anniversary Game on Wednesday, October 18, sponsored by Iesis Group, against Loughborough University at The Rec, the home of Bath Rugby. Kick-off is at 6:30pm and entry is free.