News Archive, Month: January 2018

England Rugby select University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn for Six Nations squad

18 January 2018

University of Bath student Sam Underhill and alumnus Tom Dunn have been named in the 35-man England Rugby squad for their opening Natwest 6 Nations match against Italy. Both flanker Underhill and hooker Dunn play for Bath Rugby, with the former combining his sporting career with studying Politics and Economics at the University. He first came to international prominence when he captained the England U18 team to the FIRA/AER European Championship title in 2014 and...

Marcus Daniell and Dominic Inglot turn up the heat to reach round two of Australian Open men’s doubles

18 January 2018

Team Bath Tennis player Marcus Daniell and new men’s doubles partner Dominic Inglot battled through intense heat to secure their place in the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday. Daniell, coached by Dave Sammel and Ian MacDonald, and Inglot won the opening set 6-4 but lost the second 6-2 to the Canadian/British pairing of Adil Shamasdin and Neal Skupski. They stepped it up in the third set, though, and broke early before fending...

Frustrating night for University of Bath as Cardiff Met edge roller-coaster BUCS Super Rugby Severn Derby

17 January 2018

A pulsating BUCS Super Rugby game that saw big momentum swings eventually went the way of Cardiff Met as the University of Bath men’s 1st XV suffered a frustrating home defeat on Wednesday. The hosts, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, got off to a great start as Will Partington converted his own well-taken try (pictured) but two Tom Morgan penalties cut the lead to one at half-time. Morgan then converted two quick-fire...

Severn Derby against Cardiff Met marks return of BUCS Super Rugby to University of Bath for 2018

17 January 2018

BUCS Super Rugby returns to the University of Bath for the first time in 2018 tonight (Wednesday) when high-flying Cardiff Met head to the Sports Training Village for an eagerly-awaited Severn Derby. The Blue & Gold, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, will be looking to build on their encouraging pre-Christmas form that saw them win three and draw one of their last six matches to move up to sixth in the table....

Team Bath's Adam Jones (left) and Luke Johnson (second left) in action during the LTA British Tour tennis event in January 2018

World-ranked players head entry list for LTA British Tour event at Team Bath Tennis this week

16 January 2018

Ten players with a world ranking, including British number five Liam Broady, are competing in a LTA British Tour tennis event at the University of Bath Sports Training Village this week. Two days of qualification matches have whittled the 166 entrants – 87 men and 79 women – down to the final 32 in each competition, with the main draw getting under way on Wednesday morning. Broady, who has just returned from the Australian Open...

University of Bath Sports Performance student Peter Scott (front right) with the England squad at the EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Turkey, January 2018

More England experience for scholar Peter Scott at EuroHockey Indoor Championships

15 January 2018

University of Bath sporting scholar Peter Scott gained more international experience over the weekend as he represented England at the EuroHockey Indoor Championships. Wins proved elusive for England at the event in Turkey, with Croatia overturning a 2-0 deficit to win the opening match 3-2 and Sweden scoring a last-minute penalty corner to draw 4-4 in the second. England were also edged out 3-2 by Italy, then fought back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3...

Dom Parsons at the 2016 Skeleton World Championships. PICTURE: Charlie Booker

Dom Parsons sliding into form at perfect time as skeleton and bobsleigh athletes impress at St Moritz

14 January 2018

Dom Parsons recorded his best result for two years and there were top-ten finishes for Lizzy Yarnold and bobsleigh drivers Mica McNeill and Bradley Hall as British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association (BBSA) athletes competed in the latest IBSF World Cup at St Moritz. It was the last competition before selection is confirmed for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, which are now less than a month away. Parsons – a Mechanical Engineering PhD student at...

Samantha Murray August 2017

Pentathlon GB’s 2018 season starts with ranking wins for Olympic duo at University of Bath base

13 January 2018

Reigning British Champions Samantha Murray and Jamie Cooke enjoyed more success on home soil when the University of Bath Sports Training Village hosted the first Pentathlon GB ranking competition of 2018. Rio 2016 Olympian Cooke led from start to finish in the men’s competition, winning 27 of his 36 fencing bouts and recording the third fastest 200m freestyle swim of the day in the London 2012 Legacy Pool. He then maintained his advantage in the...

Beck Cutting in training with the England U20 squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the 2018 Six Nations

Season to remember continues as Beck Cutting is selected for England Rugby U20 EPS ahead of Six Nations

12 January 2018

He recently took on a new academic challenge at the University of Bath, now rising rugby star Beck Cutting is continuing his international sporting education after being named in the England U20 Elite Player Squad for 2017-18. The 19-year-old hooker has just completed his first week of training with the 32-strong squad at Bisham Abbey ahead of the U20 Six Nations, which get under way against Italy on February 2, and the World Rugby U20...

First chance to impress as University of Bath hosts opening Pentathlon GB trials of 2018

11 January 2018

The University of Bath Sports Training Village will this weekend play host to the first Pentathlon GB ranking competitions of 2018 as Britain's best modern pentathletes look to impress selectors ahead of this year's international season. London 2012 silver-medallist and former World Champion Samantha Murray headlines the entries for the women's senior competition on Saturday and is joined in a high-quality field by fellow University of Bath graduate Jo Muir and 2015 Junior World Champion Francesca...

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