Men’s 1st XV head to Northumbria in BUCS Super Rugby as Bath select student quartet for Ospreys match
Bath, sponsored by IKON Construction and supported by Investigo, are looking to bounce back from a narrow home defeat to Cardiff Met two weeks ago, while Northumbria know a bonus-point win would move them level with league leaders Exeter following their defeat to Hartpury on Wednesday.
Charlie Duncan, Scott Russell and Mike Snook come back into the starting XV for the visitors, who are without captain Will Britton and flanker Miles Reid as they continue in the Bath Rugby squad for tonight’s Anglo-Welsh Cup tie against Ospreys.
Reid will make his first start for Bath alongside fellow Academy players and Sports Performance students Darren Atkins and Josh Bayliss, while Britton is once again on the bench after making his first appearance in Blue, Black & White in last weekend’s 25-8 victory over Newcastle Falcons.
George Wootten, a first-year Sports Performance student, is also in line to make his senior Worcester Warriors debut tonight after being named on the bench for their Anglo-Welsh Cup match against Dragons.
The BUCS Super Rugby match against Team Northumbria will be available to watch online via the BUCS YouTube channel.
University of Bath men’s 1st XV: 15 Will Partington, 14 Will Hughes, 13 Charlie Duncan, 12 Craig Dunbar, 11 Finn Murphy, 10 Alex Burrage, 9 Luca Petrozzi; 1 Arthur Cordwell, 2 Tom Doughty, 3 David da Costa, 4 Scott Russell, 5 Derryn Jones, 6 Mike Snook, 7 Chris Barry, 8 Jack Davies. Replacements: 16 James Hadfield, 17 Austin Hay, 18 Gus Antons, 19 Rhys Davies, 20 James Catlin, 21 Will Flinn, 22 Alex Nisbett.