University of Bath students Will Britton and Miles Reid are in contention to make their Bath Rugby debuts on Saturday after being named on the bench for the Anglo-Welsh Cup clash against Newcastle Falcons (The Rec, 3pm).
Sport & Social Sciences student Britton (pictured) is captain of the University’s BUCS Super Rugby team, for whom Reid – a former Beechen Cliff School pupil who began a Sports Performance course this year – has appeared regularly since returning from a long-term injury in November. He is one of several Bath Rugby Academy players combining study and sport at the University.
Bath Rugby, who will be captained against Falcons by Sport & Exercise Science graduate Luke Charteris, have been assisted in their preparations for this weekend’s game by seven of the University’s BUCS Super Rugby squad.
Britton and Jack Davies, a Sport & Exercise Science student supported by a Santander Sports Scholarship, have trained with the Blue, Black & Gold all week and were joined by University team-mates Chris Barry, Scott Russell, Will Flinn, Jake Buckingham and Tom Doughty for Thursday’s training session at Farleigh House.
The University men’s 1st XV return to BUCS Super Rugby action on Wednesday (January 31) when they visit Kingston Park – home of Newcastle Falcons – to face Northumbria University.
The IKON Construction-sponsored team then have their final home game of the league season on Wednesday, February 7 when they welcome Nottingham Trent to the University of Bath Sports Training Village. Kick-off is 6.30pm and entry is free.